Croydon TUC

Croydon Trades Union Council Meetings


Croydon May Day March - 1 

 All Croydon TUC meetings take place at Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Road, Croydon, CR0 1BD, on the 2nd Thursday of each month. The start time is 7.30pm. Premises open from 7pm. All trades union members are welcome to attend, but voting is restricted to delegates from affiliated branches.

The next Croydon TUC will be an open meeting and will be held on Thursday 14th June 2018, 7.30pm to 9.30pm in the Mandela Lounge. Details as follows;








THURSDAY, 14 JUNE 2018, 7.30pm






Speaker:  Pamela Blakelock


Pamela says:


“I was brought up in Kidbrooke, South East London in an averagely religious Jewish household. My parents were averagely Conservative and I first came across ideas of socialism from joining a Zionist youth movement called Habonim whose aim was to recruit young Jews to live on the Kibbutz.


I gradually rejected Zionist ideas in favour of universalist socialist ideas and became active in the trade union movement, being an NUT representative at a secondary school in Southwark , becoming active in my union branch and a delegate to Southwark Trades Council .


When Corbyn was elected I decided that this was an inch of possibility for socialist ideas to be raised in contrast to the Blair years and the responsibility of the Labour Party for the destruction of viable Middle East states, using the State of Israel as the bastion of both US and British interests.


I joined the Jewish Voice for Labour to be able to work against the false propaganda of the Israeli Government and promote international rights, including those of the Palestinians”.




Premises & Club bar open from 7pm. 








RMT Press Office 7 November 2016.

Parliamentary answers reveal GTR/Southern’s plans for Driver Only Trains will increase the dangers and disadvantages faced by disabled and vulnerable passengers

Rail union RMT warned today that GTR Southern’s proposals for Driver Only Operation, which will remove the guarantee of a safety-critical conductor on trains, will further increase the dangers and disadvantages faced by disabled and vulnerable passengers at unstaffed stations as new parliamentary answers reveal over half of Southern stations are unstaffed or only staffed for some of the day.

The answers from Transport Minister Paul Maynard show that of a total of 156 stations on the Southern route, 35 are unstaffed, 53 are only staffed for some of the day whilst less than half (68) are always staffed. A full list of the stations are listed below.

Southern’s plans for Driver Only Operation will end the guarantee that a Conductor, in addition to the driver, will always be on the train to assist passengers with disabilities and to deter anti-social behaviour.

Instead Southern are proposing that in future trains will be able to leave with just the driver, which will clearly disadvantage passengers who require assistance, especially at unstaffed stations.

The Transport Select Committee recently raised concerns that no official impact assessment has been made of the potential effects of Driver Only Operation on disabled people’s access to the railway and disability campaigners have repeatedly warned that Driver Only Operated Trains will put GTR Southern in breach of equality legislation and obligations.

RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:

“GTR/Southern’s basket case franchise and its relentless drive for profit at the expense of the safety of the travelling public and rail workers needs to be brought to an end.

“Dozens of stations have now been revealed to have no staff at all and many more are only staffed part of the time. The relentless drive to remove conductors as well from the trains and the company’s refusal to sit down and settle the dispute shows the contempt that they hold for all concerned.

“Southern needs to be brought under public control so that safety and a service that everyone can access, not profit, is the main priority.”




Croydon TUC is concerned with the way that Councils are reacting to bugetary cuts imposed by the Conservative government and have passed the following proposition as can be seen by clicking on in the following:

 proposition passed january 2016









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