Fair pay for civil servants

Message from the TUC:

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All over the country, workers’ pay is struggling to keep up with the cost of living. While a small percentage get richer and richer, everyone else is left behind.

This isn’t inevitable. It’s the result of choices made by politicians – and they have the power to change it.

Today, it’s our hard-working civil servants who are demanding fair pay. Please read and sign and share this important petition.

“Fat Cat Friday” Reseach Published

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Issue date
04 Jan 2019

The High Pay Centre and CIPD’s ‘Fat Cat Friday’ research published today (Friday) is evidence that the government must redesign the economy to make it fair again, says the TUC.

‘Fat Cat Friday’ is the day in 2019 on which the typical FTSE 100 chief executive has already earned the same as the average wage for a whole year.

TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:

“There are millions of hardworking people in Britain – from shop floors to public services – who give more than they get back. But greedy executives are taking more than they’ve earned.

“We need to redesign the economy to make it fair again. And that means big reforms to bring fat cat pay back down to earth.

“Executive pay committees have to change. They should be required to include workforce representatives who can speak up for a fair balance of pay with ordinary workers. Too much wealth is being hoarded at the top.”

Teacher, Union and Human Rights: An Event in Memory of Mary Compton



Teacher, Union and Human Rights: An Event in Memory of Mary Compton

In January 2018, the Union lost a determined fighter for teacher and trade union rights and global social justice, Mary Compton. Mary was passionate about international solidarity and was widely known and respected for her activities. Earlier this year, the Union organised a one-day seminar in Mary’s memory, building on and memorialising her important work and achievements. The report from this event is now available on the Union’s website.

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TUC London, East and South East Trades Councils Conference – Saturday 6 October 2018

Message from TUC LESE Region:

Agenda for the TUC London, East and South East Trades Councils Conference which is taking place on Saturday 6 October 2018.

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If you would like to attend, please contact me to register.
Many thanks,
Joanne Williams
Administrative Assistant
TUC London, East & South East

020 7467 1218
Congress House, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS

Burston Strike School Rally 02/09/2018

TUC LESE Supports – Burston Strike School Rally

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Sun 2 Sep 2018 – 09:00 to 18:00
Church Green Norfolk
Burston, near Diss,
United Kingdom


104 years since the school strike

Please join the annual rally to celebrate the longest strike in history: Schoolchildren ‘went on strike’ in 1914 to support their teachers, sacked for organising agricultural workers.

Join participants for food (or bring a picnic if you wish), drink, entertainment and speakers from across the union movement.

Travel coaches are organised by a number of different organisations – contact the organisers for information where available.

Dedicated car and coach parking is available in Burston. Nearest railway station is Diss (4 miles).

To register your interest or request more information visit The Burston Strike School Rally

Please download and circulate flyer: Burston Strike School Rally 2018
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Regional Coach Travel

Guest speakers include:

Emily Thornberry MP
Mark Serwotka (PCS General Secretary)
John McDonnell MP
Gail Cartmail (Unite, Assistant General Secretary)

Mick Cash (RMT General Secretary)

Live Entertainment confirmed:

Red Flags (band)
Kate Smurthwaite (comedian)
Anto Morra (musician)
Maddy Carty (musician)
1st May Band

“Free Lula” Protest, Monday 13/08/2018

Message from TUC:

“Free Lula” Protest, Brazilian Embassy (London)
Monday 13 August 5:30pm

Brazilian Embassy, 14-16 Cockspur Street, SW1Y 5BL

The TUC would welcome your support in getting a good turnout (despite summer holidays) for this protest calling for the immediate release of Brazil’s former President Lula. Unions in Brazil, with some allies in the country’s legal system, are doing their best to free him, but international pressure is vital if they are to succeed.

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