Received from: TUC Trades Union Councils Conference
Congress accepts that trades councils are the voice of the TUC at local level and have a combined affiliated membership of hundreds of thousands. Yet trades councils are seriously underrepresented within Congress. Currently, they are entitled to a single delegate to Congress and can submit only one motion. Trades councils’ total affiliated membership, in a single trade union, would mean a far larger Congress delegation.
Congress therefore agrees a rule change, so that at Congress 2020 trades councils shall be entitled to:
i. a Congress delegation of nine
ii. a single seat on the TUC General Council
iii. entitlement for the trades councils’ Congress delegation to speak and vote
on any motion, amendment or other Congress business, in addition to its own
TUC Trades Councils Conference