Branch Political Officers Report for Branch Committee Meeting 29th March 2017
On Saturday 25th march I was invited to give a presentation to the Peterborough South & East branch of Peterborough CLP, they were interested to know the relationship between Trade Unions and the Labour Party, this presentation is the first that they have received.
I have attached a copy of the presentation to this report.
As reported at the last meeting I am still awaiting confirmation from Labour Party Regional Office of the names and contact details of CLP Secretaries, then we can send out our affiliations.
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Mayoral Election
I have emailed the Labour Candidate Kevin Price to try and set up a meeting between the three CWU branches and himself to discuss how we can help with his campaign, please find attached to this report his financial requirements. You will see that some of these requests are way out of our reach, so I would like to propose that up to £750 be set aside from the Political Fund, to be fed into the campaign when necessary.
The CLP will need help to delivery Kevin’s campaign leaflets if you can spare and hour or two please let me know and I will pass on your details to the CLP.
Peterborough Trades Union Council
The International Women’s Day Event held in Peterborough was a great success with more stalls than last year, there was a bigger footfall this year, the music event on the Saturday evening was very well attended and the venue has asked to be involved next year.
Planning is under way for next year’s event Peterborough City Council are again looking to be involved and the dates are set Friday 9th – Sunday 11th March, Friday night there will be a theatre group putting on a play.
Plans are underway to celebrate PTUC’s 120th anniversary in 2018
PTUC will be supporting PCS rally on 31st March in Laxton Square to brake the 1% pay cap that has been imposed on the civil service for the past few years.
Wisbech March & District Trades Union Council
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