May 7th 2018 saw our biggest May Day parade for some years! Our speakers included Rebecca Long Bailey and Kevin Lucas from Unison. The weekend was the 200th birthday of Marx and this year is the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Trades Union Congress by Manchester and Salford Trades Union Council.
Salford Trades Union Council has long been a supporter of the Cuban Revolution and people and the recent reports from Hurricane Irma have been terrible. Cuba has an incredible history of international solidarity and in this spirit Salford Trades Union Council unanimously voted to send a solidarity payment to the Cuba Solidarity Campaigns fund for relief.
The Cuba Solidarity Campaign write:
Rebecca Long Bailey MP for Salford and Eccles mentions Salford Trades Union Council in her maiden speech!
Salford Trades Union Council’s was founded on King Street, Blackfriars, Salford in 1866. Originally Manchester and Salford Trades Union Council it went on to found the TUC in 1868 at the Mechanics Institute in Manchester.
For 150 years Salford Trades Council has been the voice of the Trade Union movement in our City and has been at the forefront of the struggle to improve the lives of working people in Salford. Working together Trade Union branches can co-ordinate their activity and learn from one another.
Any Trade Union branch which has members who work or live in Salford can affiliate. So even if your Trade Union branch is outside of Salford but there are Salford residents as members you can affiliate.
Salford Trades Union Council is the body for Trade Union branches across the city to organise collectively to strengthen strike action and improve the conditions and lives of working people in Salford.
Affiliation means you can send delegates to Salford Trades Council and helps keep Salford TUC going for another 150 years.
Click here to download our affiliation form
We meet at 6:30pm – 8:30pm every 2nd Thursday of the month in the Unite the Union office, Merchants Quay, Salford. (No meetings in August and December)