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Women's TUC conference

Issue No. 2193

Nearly 300 delegates from over 30 trade unions met at the annual TUC women’s conference last week.

Sue Bond, vice president of the PCS civil service workers’ union, spoke about the union’s national strike.

Many delegates gave her a standing ovation and delegates passed a motion to support the PCS.

Labour minister Harriet Harman told the conference that academy schools were popular and successful – causing an outbreak of heckling.

There were horror stories about how women workers are suffering during this recession.

Many delegates spoke on a motion about women and the threat of the far right.

A delegate from the NUT teachers’ union got a standing ovation after she spoke about how Nazis had targeted her family a few years ago. She concluded, “Everyone should go to Bolton and protest against the English Defence League.”

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Tue 16 Mar 2010, 19:38 GMT
Issue No. 2193
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