Delegates reviewed the May Day Rally and Workers’ Memorial Day activities and were delighted with the support that they had received. Following a call by the TUC for a national demonstration on 20 October, plans are being made to maximise attendance and it is expected that a number of unions will be organising coaches. It was noted that Chelmsford Against The Cuts will be publishing a new leaflet to build support for the demonstration.
Following a discussion on the NHS it was agreed to invite a speaker to address the Council on Health Watch. Delegates were pleased to record that the UNISON Anglia Ruskin University branch has affiliated to the Trades Union Council. A donation of £50 is to be sent to the campaign to save the Women’s Library which is based at London Metropolitan University Library. Following the closure of The Red Lion all future General Meetings will be held at Transport House, Springfield Road.