Welcome from the TUC President
This year’s TUC President is Unite Assistant General Secretary, Gail Cartmail.
“I’m hugely proud to welcome you all to our 153rd Congress. The pandemic means we’re having to meet online once again, but this time I’m delighted that we’ll have delegates debating motions in a much more interactive format.
Of course, Congress remains our primary democratic decision-making forum, and we’ll be debating how to build back fairer, greener and more equal from the pandemic. We’ll be discussing investment in our public services, including decent pay for public sector workers. We’ll be highlighting the need to rebuild our economy and tackle the climate emergency with good green jobs. We’ll be debating how to deliver dignity at work, with flexibility for all, action on fire and rehire, and stronger rights. And we’ll be striving to put equality at the heart of everything we do.
During Congress, we’ll also be reflecting on the immense contribution, and sacrifice, working people have made during the pandemic – and we’ll be celebrating our movement’s achievements, including our fourth consecutive year of membership growth. So enjoy Congress, follow the proceedings online and together let’s build the stronger trade unions working people need. Solidarity to all.”
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Posted: 28th August 2021