Around this time of year, the Nowak family trailer-tent gets its Annual airing, and for the second year on the trot we are off down to Dorset for the brilliant Tolpuddle Festival.
As well as the usual music, speeches and and all round Festival-stuff, Tolpuddle is a great place for swapping ideas and experience with fellow trade unionists. This year the organising and recruitment team is helping to organise an event in the ‘Martyr’s Marquee’. The theme will be ‘Active Unions, Active Commuinities’ and the speakers will include Janice Fine – a US academic who has done some incredible work on workers centres and migrant workers, Billy Hayes, the General Secretary of the CWU (fresh from the union’s victory on post office privatisation, and Richard Exell from the TUC. SWTUC President Tim Lezard will be chairing proceedings.
The event will start at 3.30pm – so if you’re down at Tolpuddle please join us!