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How the unions can shift Labour left


The trades unions founded and continue to fund the Labour Party.  As local trades unionists and socialists, we discuss with union leaders and activists visiting Brighton for TUC conference, MPs and you, how trades unions can change the debate in the Labour Party today.  Refreshments will be served from 5.15pm.  All welcome.


Maria Exall – CWU, TUC General Council & Chair of the TUC’s LGBT Committee

Owen Jones – columnist for The Independent & author of “Chavs”

Len McCluskey – leader of Unite, the UK’s largest union & Labour’s biggest affiliate

John McDonnell MP – Labour MP for Hayes & Harlington and Chair of the LRC

Marsha-Jane Thompson – Chair of UNISON United Left

Mick Whelan – General Secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union

5.45pm, Tuesday 11 September

Friends’ Meeting House,
Ship Street, Brighton BN1 1AF


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