Each year the TUC runs conferences for Black, Disabled, LGBT+, Women and Young Workers. This year they will be held online and are open to all members.
The TUC equality conferences, usually attended by nominated union representatives, are a vital part of the equality work of the TUC general council and congress. They set policy on relevant equalities issues, in much the same way as the PCS annual delegates conference shapes the work of PCS.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year the conferences will take place entirely online, and for the first time, there is no limit on the number of attendees. As a union member, you can sign up to hear the debates taking place first-hand and we are encouraging you to get involved.
The conferences are open to all union members who are represented by the conference equality strand i.e. LGBT+ union members for the LGBT+ conference, women union members for the Women’s Conference, etc.
Registration is now open for all of the conferences and closes the day before:
- LGBT+ Workers’ Conference (25-26 February)
- Women’s Conference (3-5 March)
- Disabled Workers’ Conference (10-11 March)
- Black Workers’ Conference (19-21 March)
- Young Workers’ Conference (27-28 March)
Attendees will be able to observe the debates on committee statements and to participate in smaller breakout events, workshops and fringes. You can choose which parts interest you and don’t need to attend for the whole time.
More information about each conference is available on the TUC website.
TUC Women’s Conference – PCS fringe event
PCS will be hosting an online fringe event “Black Women and the Impacts of Coronavirus” on 3 March from 6:30-7:15pm, via Zoom.
Chaired by Zita Holbourne, PCS national vice president, there will be speakers from our membership, and MP Zahra Sultana.