Branch reformed

WISBECH and March once again has its own Trades’ Union Council.

It follows on from a meeting last month at the Rosmini Centre in Wisbech where a number of Fenland Trades’ Union branches came together to re-establish the Wisbech and March Trades’ Union Council. The original Trades’ Union Council was formed in May 1939 and continued to function up to the early 1970s.

The role of a Trades’ Union Council is to form a federation of trade union branches to coordinate and support their work to promote TUC policy and trade union membership.

A press release about the new group says it will give support to any future action that the Trade Union Congress or National Trade Unions may call in defence of members’ rights or terms and conditions. It will also seek to raise support to defend the National Health Service against privatisation and the erosion of social services.

The Wisbech and March TUC will be holding a public meeting in the New Year where John Hendy QC and Bob Crow, General Secretary of the RMT, will be the speaking on “The Attack on Workers and their Trade Union Rights.”