Trade unionists have always lived in a world of struggle; however, the transformation of society is neither an easy nor a spontaneous process.
Throughout history all our struggles within society - economic, political, social - have assisted in developing our ideology and culture.
Progressive artistic activity, expressing confidence in humankind, have proved to have been a powerful force in developing a socialist consciousness. Nevertheless, although the arts are a powerful medium for positive change, it has to be recognised that art can also be used for reactionary purposes.
Chelmsford TUC has confidence in the ability of humankind to overcome reactionary tendences and through campaigning, to transform society in the interests of working people and their families. We hope that these pages will play a small part in our campaign.