Posted: 4 February 2016
Petition to the Electoral Commission
We the undersigned call on the Electoral Commission not to give taxpayers' money and other public resources to either the Vote Leave or Leave.EU campaigns, or any amalgam of them, in the forthcoming EU referendum.
There are millions of trade unionists, young people, anti-austerity campaigners and working class voters generally, whose opposition to the big business-dominated EU would not be represented in the referendum by these organisations.
Posted: 21 January 2016
The TUSC national steering committee has produced a summary guide for candidates and election agents looking to contest the English local council elections taking place in 2016 on Thursday May 5th, available as a downloadable PDF at http://www.tusc.org.uk/txt/359.pdf
It contains information on the official regulations governing the elections, based on guidance produced by the Electoral Commission, along with some tips and pointers drawn from the previous experience of TUSC election campaigners. This includes an explanation of the formal procedures that have to be followed to appear on the ballot paper in a local council election.
It also includes information on the procedures agreed by the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition national steering committee on how to become a TUSC candidate, contained in Part One in the section entitled, Before the Elections.
Posted: 12 January 2016
What can councils do in the face of government cuts to funding for local public services? Actually, they could do a lot to throw back the Tories' austerity agenda - if councillors had the determination to fight.
A new briefing pack has been produced by the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) drawing together notes, documents, transcripts of speeches, etc of four cases where rebel councillors showed how it would be possible for councils to fight back and not implement the Tory cuts.
Under the title, Preparing a No Cuts People's Budget, the 43-page pack is available as a downloadable PDF at http://www.tusc.org.uk/txt/355.pdf
Posted: 12 September 2015
The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) national steering committee has produced a model letter which local TUSC groups can use to approach Labour council candidates, in the light of Jeremy Corbyn's victory.
Posted: 4 June 2015
A new one-sided A4 TUSC leaflet is now available to order.
Posted: 15 May 2015
A NEW post-election A3 folded TUSC broadsheet is now available to order.
Posted: 4 November 2014
Nominations for the 2015 elections will open in less than 150 days! If local TUSC groups haven't started their election planning, they need to now.
The TUSC national steering committee has produced a range of resources to help local TUSC groups, prospective candidates, and election agents, for the jobs that need to be done - for both the local elections and the general election taking place on May 7th next year.
Posted: 19 September 2014
A NEW A3 folded TUSC broadsheet is now available appealing for candidates to stand in next May's elections.
The broadsheet includes an outline of our approach to the general election, TUSC's ten-point core policy platforms for local elections, and a brief explanation of what TUSC is and who is involved. It's ideal for distribution at trade union meetings, anti-cuts events and as a general introduction to TUSC on picket lines and protests.
You can view the broadsheet at http://www.tusc.org.uk/txt/313.pdf
Posted: 11 August 2014
Planning is now under way for the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) challenge at next year's general election.
Local TUSC groups have been discussing, amongst other ideas, how to follow up the suggestion made by the national steering committee to organise union delegations or lobbies of Labour prospective parliamentary candidates (PPCs) in each parliamentary constituency. This is to establish their position on a number of key issues before a final decision is made on whether to challenge them next May.
A model letter to Labour prospective candidates is available for local groups to adapt to their own constituencies (see below - for a downloadable Word version, see www.tusc.org.uk/txt/308.doc).
Posted: 23 May 2014
An initial post-election leaflet is now available for TUSC campaigners to use.
The leaflet can be downloaded from www.tusc.org.uk/txt/299.pdf
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