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 115 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.

FOR LOCAL EVENTS

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NEWS FROM OUR MOVEMENT

VALENTINE’S DAY 2017

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

NOVEMBER GENERAL MEETING

2 November 2017: The guest speaker at Chelmsford TUC’s November meeting was Steve Loeber, a member of the RMT, who detailed the background to the current wave of railway strikes. Steve emphasised that these strikes were about retaining guards on trains, with passenger safety being the key issue. In his talk Steve outlined how the number of guards had been decreased over the years, and how some recent incidents would have resulted in deaths if the guard had not been present. Delegates agreed that it was regrettable that the RMT had been forced into taking industrial action as in Scotland and Wales sensible agreements had been reached. Given the importance of the guard delegates regretted that their number had been eroded and said that they would be supporting the RMT by distributing leaflets on its behalf. Steve also expressed his concern about booking-office closures in the region pointing out that many of the machines were frequently defective. After answering a number of questions, Steve was thanked for his very informative talk.

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