Proposition 2

20 06 2007

The Executive Council shall encourage the adoption of a comprehensive marketing strategy by the TUC in order to:
– raise public awareness of the trade union movement
– encourage trade union membership where workplace recruitment is difficult

Passed with support from EC

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Connect Conference 2007

20 06 2007

Short interview with Denise McGuire at connect conference 2007





Election Rule Changes

20 06 2007

Wednesday 20th June

A debate on changes to amend rules as proposed by the Executive Council.

A lot of opposition to the proposed changes as conference mostly on the grounds of reducing accountability and democracy.

Rule changes carried – this means that the outgoing Executive Council cannot be challenged at the Biennial Conference (as it will be elected before the conference takes place) and that the President is no longer going to face election by popular mandate.

We are not happy with this decision, which is anti-democratic and suggests that the Executive Council holds the membership of the union in contempt.

Let us know what you think!





test podcast 0.9

19 06 2007

test podcast





Amendment to the annual report Para F7

19 06 2007

Para F7
Add to the end of the paragraph “Whilst recognising that the TUC already endorses and supports the campaigns of the International Labour Organisation, it is time to capitalise on the good work done to get public support for Fair Trade in foodstuffs and clothing. To that end the UK trade union movement should increase public awareness of ongoing issues of child labour, unfair recompense, poor health and safety etc. in the wide range of mining, manufacture and agriculture that supports the global economy. The ultimate objective should be to foster a comprehensive Fair Trade stance by all developed countries for the ethical procurement of all raw materials, goods and services, world-wide.”

Passed with Executive council supporting





Conference 07

18 06 2007

In a now sunny plymouth we are preparing for the biennial conference – I am just putting up our motions on the appropriate page on the blog.

More updates on a play by play basis once conference proper starts tomorow.