Chelmsford & District Trades Union Council was established in 1899. It is affiliated to the Trades Union Congress (TUC) and the Essex County Association of Trades Councils.

Its membership is composed of delegates from mainly locally- based trade union branches that are affiliated to the TUC. Its aim is to promote the objectives of the TUC and to defend the interests of trade unionists and their families within Chelmsford.

The Council meets on the first Wednesday of each month (except May and August) at Transport House, 84 Springfield Road, Chelmsford CM2 6JY. Guest speakers are frequently invited to address meetings, and observers are always welcome. The rate of affiliation is 10p per branch member with a minimum of £35. We are willing to send a speaker to trade union branches, or indeed other local organisations, to tell you about our current activities.

The current officers of Chelmsford Trades Council are:-

If you would like to read more about the growth of Chelmsford TUC, our local trade unions, campaigning, and the development of the Labour Movement in Chelmsford since 1785, we have just the thing for you.

Nothing to Lose…A World to Win” covers the history of Chelmsford TUC up to 1979. (144 pages)

The Struggle Continues” records all the local campaigns and the history of Chelmsford TUC from 1979 – 2000. (72 pages.) Both books can be obtained through the author for £4 each including postage.

How do you become a delegate to your local TUC? Easy! All you have to do is to go along to your union branch and ask. If you would like us to give you some guidance, please send us an email7email.

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