Established in 1899 Chelmsford TUC held its AGM on 5 February. The guest speaker was Lindsay Ruigrok from Thompsons Solicitors, who gave a very interesting talk on the recent changes to Employment Tribunals.
During the evening delegates voiced their backing for the TSSA/RMT London underground strike and condemned the Mayor of London for refusing to meet the trade unions and avert the strike. It was noted that the Mayor had been elected on his promise not to close ticket offices. They also reported on the campaign to promote Dignity Day on 22 February which had been organised by the National Pensioners’ Convention in support of its Dignity Code.