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April 2018

Politics for the Many at Scottish Trade Union Congress

April 16, 2018 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
MacDonald’s Hotel Aviemore, Inverness-shire PH22 1PN United Kingdom + Google Map

Join us at the STUC to discuss how we can forge a political system that serves the many, not just the few. Speakers include  Nancy Platts - Politics for the Many  Willie Sullivan - Electoral Reform Society Scotland  Mike J Kirby - Scottish Secretary, UNISON  Lynn Henderson - National Political Officer, PCS Union  Billy Hayes - Labour Campaign for Electoral Reform  Sofi Taylor - STUC Black Workers’ Committee

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September 2018

TUC Congress drinks reception: With Mark Serwotka

September 9, 2018 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Join the PCS General Secretary, Mark Serwotka, at Politics for the Many’s reception, just two minutes walk from Congress. 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. We know that political…

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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…

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The World Transformed: A Radical Agenda for Democracy

September 23, 2018 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

"The greatest inequality is inequality of power" Jon Trickett and Paul Mason will open the workshop with a discussion on the ongoing centralisation of power in the UK and the impact this concentration has on the political, economic and social structures, institutions and outcomes. We will then hear from campaigners and movements who are trying create a democracy from the bottom up, both in the UK and abroad before running a deliberative workshop exploring how such a movement can be…

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March 2019

Remaking the state: Transforming Scotland for Citizen Power

March 9 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Caird Hall, City Square
Dundee, DD1 3BB United Kingdom
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***Please note that this event is being held at Scottish Labour Party conference and you must be a passholder to attend*** A discussion presented by Politics for the Many, UNISON and Red Paper Collective - Remaking the state: Transforming Scotland for Worker and Citizen Power How can we update the old fashioned institutions and rules of British politics so that people really have power? Saturday 9 March. 12.30pm. Committee Room 5. Caird Hall. Panel: Pauline Bryan, Labour Peer Jess Garland,…

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April 2019

PCS and ERS’ eve of congress reception (STUC fringe)

April 14 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

PCS and ERS Cordially invite STUC delegates to attend our eve of congress reception Sunday 14 April 2019, 7pm – 8.30pm RRS DISCOVERY Discovery Point, Discovery Quay Dundee DD1 4XA

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August 2019

This is What Democracy Looks Like: Building A Politics For The Many

August 31
The Manchester Conference and Pendulum Hotel, Sackville St
Manchester, M1 3BB United Kingdom
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This is What Democracy Looks Like Conference

Throughout history, the labour movement has been at the forefront in demanding progressive change to address the big challenges of the era. Today, the UK faces a social, political and democratic crisis. Yet the democratic crisis – the breakdown of trust, the divide between the rulers and the ruled – has often gone ignored. 200 years ago in Manchester, tens of thousands of people at St Peter’s Square changed history when they bravely stood – and many fell – fighting…

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September 2019

Workers Vs Westminster: How trade unions can help build a better democracy (TUC Congress)

September 10 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Brighton Centre, The Brighton Centre, Kings Road
Brighton, BN1 2GR United Kingdom
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From the Chartists pushing for universal suffrage, to the Scottish TUC’s role campaigning for a Scottish Parliament, trade unions have often been at the forefront of demands for a democracy that puts working people at the centre. Join Politics for the Many, the trade union campaign for political reform, to discuss how trade unions can help build a better democracy. Featuring Unite’s Howard Beckett, PCS’s Lynn Henderson and the Electoral Reform Society’s Jess Garland. This event is inside TUC Congress, so…

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Politics for the many: Transforming power for a real democracy (Labour Conference)

September 23 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront, Kings Rd
Brighton, BN1 2GS United Kingdom
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Join Politics for the Many, the trade union campaign for political reform, for a panel discussion on creating a political system that works for workers. Featuring Jon Trickett MP, former MEP David Martin and Dr Jess Garland at Labour Party Conference. The event will include a buffet lunch.

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