COLCHESTER TUC - Meeting
- October 8th 2009 - UPDATE
We welcomed Cllr Dave Harris to our October meeting.
- The secretary distributed copies of the Trades Councils Programme
of Work to delegates present and suggested this be discussed at a
A number of issues were discussed under campaigning -
Royal Mail - the meeting noted
the recent vote for strike action by CWU and would look to support
CWU in their campaign
FBU - Bob Lambert - handed out
the leaflet being used by Colchester Firefighters.
Anti - BNP - It was advised that
a picket of Question Time programme would take place when BNP's Nick
Griffin is due to appear on it.
First Bus dispute - Efforts had
been made to get a representative from the Bus Drivers to the meeting,
but witout success. Strike dates were 12.10.09 & 26.10.09 ......
Anti War Demo - 24.10.09 - Raph
Pigott reported that an Anti War Demonstration was being held in London
Bob Lambert wanted delegates to know about a Socialist Campaign
Day in Witham and Amnesty International Flag Day in Colchester
both on 10.10.09.
Secretary's Report - Correspondence
received was dealt with a number of requests for affiliation/reaffiliation
would be dealt with in the Treasurer's report.
The SERTUC Trades Council Conference on 07.11.09 would be attended
by Bob Lambert. Chris Burrow, Raph Pigott.
The Labour Representation Committee Conference on 14.11.09
would be attended by Mike Fletcher. A resolution for the conference
on Troop Withdrawal from Afghanistan was agreed.
Correspondence Received - September/October 2009
249/09 Co-op Bank - Statement 252
250/09 Liberation - Request to Affiliate £30
251/09 RMT Colchester - AOF donation
252/09 Ryde & E Wight TUC - Vestas donation receipt
253/09 Anti Academies Alliance - request for re-affiliation £40
254/09 Defend Council Housing - Time to Invest - document
255/09 Liberation - Magazine TUC Congress issue
256/09 Amnesty International - Magazine
257/09 Unite -Amicus - Colchester Central - AOF donation
258/09 SERTUC - Trades Councils Conference 07.11.09
259/09 Working Class Movement Library - Shelf Life Magazine
260/09 Sixth Form College - Appeal - TUC Award for Special Achievement
261/09 Thompsons - Labour & European Law Review
262/09 Colchester Hospitals trust - Newsletter
263/09 NPC - Conference - Women's Pensions - 09.11.09
264/09 Labour Representation Committee - conference 14.11.09
265/09 Hazards Campaign - Appeal for Hazards conference 2010
266/09 Co-op Bank - Statement 253
267/09 Cuba Solidarity - Vigil 01.10.09
268/09 Cuba Solidarity - Re affiliation £40
269/09 Labour Briefing - October 2009
270/09 TSSA Colchester - AOF Donation
271/09 Labour Representation Committee - conference 14.11.09
272/09 Co-op Bank - statement 254
Treasurer's Report - Was received. The meeting agreed to -
- Re affiliate to the Anti Academies Alliance £40
- Sixth Form College - TUC Award for Special Achievement £50
- LRC - Conference - delegate fee £25
The meeting also agreed to support transport to Anti War demonstration
- £25 and transport to the Anti BNP picket - £25.
Discussion took place on the level of the affiliation fee, which had
remained at 7p per member for many years.
Bob Lambert spoke a a project he would like to undertake - to organise
a trip to Tolpuddle for July 2010. He sought views from delegates.
This he thought would be best carried out in conjunction with other
Trades Councils and branches.
ALTERNATIVE OYSTER FEAST 2009 - Cllr Dave Harris reported on
the arrangements for the event on 30.10.09. Invites had gone out this
week. The catering had been arranged. It was hoped that as many delegates
would be able to support on the day.
The Secretary noted funds were held to cover the anticipated costs.
Dave Harris was thanked for his work on the event.
Delegates gave reports from their unions and branches.
The meeting closed at 10.05pm
The Next Meeting will be on Thursday November 12th 2009 at 8pm
at the Odd One Out, Mersea Road, Colchester.