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Sunday 19 December 2021

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TUSC to discuss local council policies and electoral strategy at February conference

The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) steering committee has agreed the agenda and timetable for the TUSC 2022 local elections conference to be held on Zoom on Sunday February 6th.

The conference has been convened under the heading, 'Vote for a socialist recovery from the Covid crisis!', starting at 11am to conclude by 1-15pm.

Platform speakers from the constituent components of the TUSC steering committee - the RMT transport workers' union, the Socialist Party, Resist, and the Individual Members' representatives - will introduce the single plenary session.

The discussion will include the draft minimum core policies platform TUSC candidates will be committed to fight for in May's local council elections (see the TUSC website at https://www.tusc.org.uk/17587/10-12-2021/vote-for-a-socialist-recovery-from-the-covid-crisis-tusc-core-policies-for-mays-elections).

Comments on the draft platform are welcome from the constituent organisations and local TUSC groups for circulation prior to the conference - and also from individuals and organisations not yet participating in TUSC - and can be sent to the TUSC National Election Agent, Clive Heemskerk, at [email protected] to be received by Monday 31st January.

Electing the TUSC Individual Members' reps on the TUSC steering committee

TUSC is a coalition with a national steering committee with representatives from its constituent organisations alongside leading trade unionists, sitting in a personal capacity. Other individual members of TUSC who are not members of a constituent organisation also have places on the committee, elected by individual members at the TUSC conference.

If you want to stand as an Individual Members' representative on the TUSC steering committee please submit a maximum 250-word candidate statement to Clive Heemskerk at [email protected], also by Monday 31st January.

The statements will be published on the TUSC website and all those attending the conference on February 6th who are not otherwise members of one of the constituent organisations will be able to meet at the end of the conference to make their choice.

Conference registration

The Zoom details for the conference (registering in advance) are at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIqcuqgrT8pH9Z8IjrVnhzZxwuD2FFiIo4h