Thursday, 17 September 2015
GREEN PARTY FRINGE MEETING at TUC Congress 2015:: WORKERS’ RIGHTS: In or out of EU? (MON 14TH SEPT)
GREEN PARTY FRINGE MEETING at TUC Congress 2015:: WORKERS’ RIGHTS: In or out of EU? MON 14TH SEPT
Introduction Natalie Bennett (Green Party Chair) and Sally Hunt.(UCU).
The theme of the fringe is workers rights,. as we face an EU Referendum. What is better for our future and our children’s future as workers ? The Green Party position has been 'Yes Yes Yes' - yes to a referendum, yes to reform and yes to staying in. We know that some trade unionists oppose this and others will be questioning previously held positions especially after the treatment of the elected government in Greece and considering the TTIP threat.
Whatever political party trade unionists support this is a good time for us to look at the pros and cons and to put our arguments out to debate. Sally Hunt General Secretary of the Universities and Colleges Union which represents lecturers in Further, Adult and Higher Education. UCU has supported anti austerity campaigns and the Peoples’ Assembly Against Austerity, UCU takes an informed interest environmental issues and politics, it supports the Campaign for 1 million climate jobs and promotes the role of education in combating climate change.
Sally Hunt.(UCU) questions and discussion.
CHERYL GEDLING: NEC Member of the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS), Chair of Women's Committee Scottish Trade Union Congress.
Jean Lambert MEP ( Green Party) Jean Lambert is the Green Party's MEP for London. https://youtu.be/RMJFNnj80jk
Questions and discussion
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