TUC 2008

Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 21/09/2008 - 23:00

2008 saw the Institute’s profile grow at TUC congress with 2 fringe meetings.

MONDAY FRINGE

Trade Union Freedoms; Where Next?

We got off to a great start- Monday evening’s fringe meeting was organised in association with the United Campaign
speakers included:
Tony Benn, Vice President, United Campaign; Amanda Brown who spoke on behalf of Christine Blower, Acting Gen Sec NUT; Brian Caton, Gen Sec POA; Bob Crow, Gen Sec RMT and United Campaign Chair; Keith Ewing, President IER; John McDonnell, MP; Derek Simpson, Joint Gen Sec UNITE; Sarah Veale, TUC; Tony Woodley, Joint Gen Sec UNITE
John Hendy, QC, chaired,

The fringe followed on from a lively debate on Employment Rights on congress floor. Here are some pictures of the fringe

Derek Simpson, Tony Woddley, John Hendy QC: The Joint General Secretaries of Unite the Trade Union join the platform
Derek Simpson, Tony Woddley, John Hendy QC: The Joint General Secretaries of Unite the Trade Union join the platform

Sarah Veale, TUC, addresses the fringe
Sarah Veale, TUC, addresses the fringe

John Hendy and Briann  Caton, General Secretary, POA
John Hendy and Briann Caton, General Secretary, POA

Bob Crow, General Secretary of the RMT addresses the fringe meeting
Bob Crow, General Secretary of the RMT addresses the fringe meeting

Tony Benn, Vice-President of the United Campaign speaks
Tony Benn, Vice-President of the United Campaign speaks

WEDNESDAY FRINGE

Equal Pay, Privatisation and Procurement

Liane Jenner, Unison; Kamaljeet Jandu, GMB; Carolyn Jones IER and Sanjiv Sachdev, Kingston University
Liane Jenner, Unison; Kamaljeet Jandu, GMB; Carolyn Jones IER and Sanjiv Sachdev, Kingston University

Speakers included Liane Jenner from Unison, Kamaljeet Jandu, National Equalities Officer at GMB and Sanjiv Sachdev from Kingston University who is the author of of IER publication, The Impact of Contracting Out on Employment Relations in Public Services (2005) . The fringe launched our publication
Equal Pay, Privatisation and Procurement
which you can buy here

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