The Unions: An Absolute Necessity

Public Meeting, Mechanics’ Institute, Manchester, 26 February, 7pm



Zero hours contracts, casual employment, gender pay gap, long hours and unsafe working – just some of the realities that many workers face today.

150 years ago this month the Manchester and Salford Trades Councils convened a conference on the challenges they faced and the need for workers to organise to defend themselves.

That conference was the birth of the TUC. They declared that unions are “An Absolute Necessity” – a statement that still holds true today.

Public Meeting

Join us to hear of today’s fight for justice at work and discuss how we can help spread union organisation.

Speakers from:

  • Fast food Rights: McStrike
  • Care Workers for Change: UNISON
  • TUC Organisiing Young Workers Project
  • RMT Keep the Guard on the Train Campaign

Monday 26 February


Mechanics Institute, Major Street, Manchester

A flyer for this event is available

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