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Green Party makes an impact at Trades Union Congress 2016

TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady with Green Party Trade Union Group activists at TUC Congress

The Green Party, and the Green Party Trade Union Group, made an impact at this year’s Trades Union Congress in Brighton, promoting the Green Party and its policies for workers’ rights and Trade Unions.

GPTU activists promoted the two new GPTU policies passed at the Green Party’s Autumn Conference, as well as its wider efforts to support the Trade Union movement and put workers’ rights at the top of the agenda.

Green Party co-Leader Jonathan Bartley, who spoke at a TUC Congress Fringe meeting, said at the beginning of the Congress:

“Trade unions have a vital role to play in giving people a voice in modern Britain. That’s why we stand with them against attacks from this Government and pledge our continued opposition to the Trade Union Act.

“We are especially keen to involve Trade Unions in discussion and debate about the potential for some kind of one off progressive alliance to secure voting reform, thereby paving the way for government that reflects the value of effective Trade Unions.”

Green Party Co-Leader Jonathan Bartley with Green Party Trade Union Group activists at TUC Congress