The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has postponed its annual conference, due to start this weekend in Brighton, after the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday. The decision, which was made by the TUC’s General Council on Friday morning, was communicated thus:
“The General Council sends our condolences to the King and the Royal Family on the death of the Queen, and recognises her many years of dedicated service to the country. As a mark of respect, we have decided to postpone Congress 2022 until later this autumn.”
Currently, there is no firm indication of when a rescheduled Congress may take place, but there has been talk of mid-October.
Unfortunately, this postponement means that the IER has had to postpone its joint fringe meeting with the Campaign for Trade Union Freedom, due to have taken place at the Old Ship Hotel in Brighton on Sunday evening, and the celebration of former Director Carolyn Jones tenure at the IER, which was due to follow immediately on.
Institute of Employment Rights Director, Ben Sellers, said:
“We are disappointed at having to cancel these events. However, news of a re-arranged date for both will be forthcoming soon, as details of a rescheduled TUC Congress become clear. Apologies for any inconvenience this will cause. Please look out for news from the IER on both events.”