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.
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Chair, Hazel Corby with guest speakers Carmen Barreda, Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign and Richard Exell - TUC Senior Policy Officer.
Chelmsford TUC has been campaigning against the Coalition Government’s cuts since August 2010. We work very closely with Chelmsford against the Cuts. We have held several public meetings and events and have distributed thousands of leaflets in the community, at workplaces and in the High Street. Contact us if you would like to help in our campaigning activities. For further information about our anti-cuts activities visit Chelmsford Against Cuts
Chelmsford Against The Cuts and UK Uncut take action against the ’Bedroom Tax’ on 13 April.
4 April 2013:
At all meetings of Chelmsford TUC workplace issues are discussed and at the April meeting these included delegates’ experiences in health and education.
Concern was expressed at the way in which the NHS is having to make ‘savings’, how the private sector is being increasingly absorbed into the NHS, and the incurred costs of this service to the taxpayer. No less worrying to delegates is the increasing number of schools being run by the private sector. It was noted that these schools do not have to follow the national curriculum and that teachers in academies and ‘free schools’ do not have to have had any formal training to teach.