Work of the Year
February - We ran a street stall in conjunction with Southend UNISON in support of #heart trade unions week and the campaign against the Trade Union Bill.
March - We supported the strike by the BMA Junior Doctors on 11th March.
June -We held our usual stall at the Leigh Folk Festival on the weekend of 25th and 26th June. We were well received and it is clear Southend TUC stall is now accepted as part of the Festival.
July - On 23rd July we held a street stall in Southend High Street with the campaign group Keep Our NHS Public to publicise the campaign against the NHS’ plans to downgrade local Accident & Emergency Departments. The Southend TUC issued a statement in support of Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership in response to the coup by right-wing Labour MPs.
October - Southend TUC members took our banner to the event to mark the 80th anniversary of the battle of Cable Street. Our banner was also on display at the picket line by CWU members at Southend main Post Office on 31st October.
November - We held a street stall in Southend High Street to gather signatures on a petition against the downgrading of Accident & Emergency services in South Essex. Southend TUC members also attended the meeting of the Southend Care Commissioning Group at which the petition was presented.