2019's congress took place in Brighton from 8-11 September.
For the 151st TUC Congress we sent a message to chancellor Sajid Javid to end the public service pensions robbery.
Our delegation of senior lay reps, led by PCS president Fran Heathcote, spoke on a variety of motions and attended various fringe events throughout the 4 days.
We proposed 2 motions to congress, one calling for e-balloting to be introduced for industrial action ballots and the second focused on public service pensions.
Our fringe meeting at the Brighton Centre, also focused on public sector pensions. Visitors to our stall were able send the chancellor a postcard calling on him to end the public service pensions robbery and not at congress could support our campaign by using our e-action.
Our delegation also spoke on a variety of other issues including:
- Social security
- Public sector pay
- Opposing outsourcing
- The climate emergency; and
- The need to elect a Corbyn-led government.
Our general secretary Mark Serwotka chaired congress this year as outgoing president of the TUC. Mark took over the reins last year and described it as “an enormous privilege to be elected TUC president.”
During his year as president he has also chaired the TUC’s general council and executive committee. He has continued with his full-time PCS role throughout his time as TUC president.