TUC Congress 2020

Congress 2020 is going ahead – and every trade unionist is invited to join it online.

On the mornings of Monday 14 and Tuesday 15 September, trade union members from across the UK will discuss the huge impact of coronavirus on working lives including safety at work; inequality; unemployment; protecting jobs; how to ensure working people don’t pay the price of the pandemic; the trade union movement’s place in the fight for equality for Black workers; and the struggle for justice around the world. Every debate will be led by frontline workers, speaking alongside union leaders from across the movement, including Keir Starmer, the leader of the opposition, and TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady, who will set out the challenge facing the labour and trade union movement.

In the afternoons, there will be a fantastic range of fringe meetings and seminars. Join the debate on the key issues for the trade union movement.

Congress is open to everyone. Sign up to attend now here

**Please ensure your manager is happy for you to watch the session if it falls in your working hours on the day in question.

The agenda is as follows:

Monday 14 September (all times subject to change)

10am Congress opens with remarks from the president, Ged Nichols
10.30am Debate: Safety first – working people on the frontline of coronavirus
11am Keynote speech: Frances O’Grady, TUC general secretary
11.30am Launching the TUC’s campaign for decent pay for key workers
11.45am Debate: The unequal impact of coronavirus
12.15pm Close
Afternoon Fringe meetings, Q&A with Frances

Tuesday 15 September (all times subject to change)

10am Debate: Preventing unemployment and building a better recovery
11am Keynote speech: Keir Starmer MP, leader of the opposition
11.30am Debate: Trade unions at the forefront of tackling racism
12.10pm Debate: A global recovery for working people
12.30pm Close
Afternoon Fringe meetings