Chelmsford TUC

Established 1899

Welcome to the Chelmsford & District Trades Union Council website

Chelmsford & District Trades Union Council is affiliated to the Trades Union Congress (TUC) and the Essex County Association of Trades Councils.

Its membership is made up of delegates from mainly locally based trade union branches that are affiliated to the TUC. Its aim is to promote the objectives of the TUC and to defend the interests of trade unionists and their families within Chelmsford.

 We have a wide range of content on this site, including sections on labour and trade union boycotts, the history of the union and labour movements, working class culture, songs, poetry and literature, and politics, equal opportunities and workplace information, as well as many links to the wider labour movement. In the last 24 hours we have had 398 page views.

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WORKERS’ MEMORIAL DAY

- a regular event on our annual calendar. Here we are in Central Park on 28 April 2017 with guest speaker, Dan McCarthy National Vice-President NASUWT. To read his excellent speech go to our Health & Safety page.

CAREERS DAY AT BRENTWOOD

Chelmsford TUC has a proud record of attending various Careers Day events in local schools. Here we are at Brentwood County High School where we distributed hundreds of leaflets promoting trade unions in October 2017.

MAY RALLY

We had an excellent rally on 3 May in the Asylum, 48-49 Viaduct Road CM1 1TS. Our fantastic guest entertainers were Rick Christian and Robb Johnson. You might like to book them for your own event.

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NEWS FROM OUR MOVEMENT

VALENTINE’S DAY 2017

And here we are promoting trade unionism in Chelmsford High Street.

OCTOBER MEETING

5 October 2017:

Delegates to Chelmsford TUC marked the death of Rodney Bickerstaffe at their November meeting by paying tributes to his work for the trade union movement with a minute’s silence. Rodney was the former General Secretary of UNISON and President of the National Pensioners’ Convention. In 1999 he was a guest at our May Day Rally.

Before the start of business our speaker Chris Vince, Parliamentary Candidate for Chelmsford Labour Party, spoke about the General Election, the magnificent Labour Party Conference and the changed attitude to politics that has been generated by the leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn. After answering a number of questions Chris was thanked for his excellent talk.

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