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TUC Congress Fringe: Building a new Democracy

September 11, 2018 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us at TUC Congress for a panel discussion on creating a political system that works for workers.

Chair: Willie Sullivan (ERS Scotland)
Sam Tarry (National Political Officer, TSSA)
Howard Beckett (Assistant General Secretary, Unite)
Shavanah Taj (PCS Wales Secretary & President, WTUC)
Lynn Henderson (PCS Scottish Secretary & President, STUC)

Today, there is a new democratic frontier for trade unions in Britain: reforming Westminster’s creaking establishment. From a broken voting system, to an unelected House of Lords and denying 16 and 17 year olds the vote, Parliament is skewed towards a privileged few.

Trade unions exist for workers to stand up against concentrations of power and wealth. Today, our politics concentrates power to a handful of voters in wealthier swing seats, while throwing 22m votes in the electoral scrapheap. That’s a recipe for alienation and distrust.

Exchange 3, MCCC, Windmill St, Manchester, M2 3GX

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September 11, 2018
12:45 pm - 2:00 pm