The IER at TUC Congress 2022

The Institute of Employment Rights (IER) will be at this year's rearranged TUC Congress.

17 Oct 2022| News

The TUC’s annual conference, TUC Congress takes place this week, from the 18th to the 20th October, in Brighton. This year’s event was cancelled in September in the wake of the death of Queen Elizabeth II, and has been re-arranged to take place over three days in Brighton.

The annual meeting is where the movement decides its priorities for the coming year, and what the TUC should do to achieve them. Each union sends delegations and submits motions for debate. This will be the TUC’s 154th annual Congress. You can see the programme of business for his year’s conference, here.

TUC Congress is also known for it’s wide ranging and vibrant fringe. The Institute has traditionally held a big fringe meeting at TUC Congress, where we signal our priorities. This year, the title of our fringe, held alongside the Campaign for Trade Union Freedom is ’50 years after The Pentonville 5 – Now is the time for a New Deal for Workers’, reflecting the work the Institute has done to highlight the restrictions on workers’ rights and trade union freedoms, alongside a positive vision for an alternative, a new deal for workers.

The meeting, which features a brilliant platform of speakers, including the RMT’s Mick Lynch, will be held on Tuesday 18th October at 6.30 at the Old Ship Hotel Brighton. More details about the fringe meeting can be found here.

We have a TUC hub page, where you can find all the information you need relating to the IER’s presence at Congress, including where to find us – and a host of documents that will be useful both to delegates and the wider movement. You can find that here.