Labour party annual conference

Labour party conference

Sunday 22 September 2013 - Thursday 26 September 2013 at 08:00-18:00

Brighton Centre, BrightonLabour rose logo - non news

The Labour party was itself originally established as the political voice of the trade union movement and Unite plays a full and active part in Labour party affairs at all levels, from the national conference and executive to the constituencies. The 2013 Labour party conference is being held in Brighton. Find out more about the Labour party on the Labour party conference website.

Conference fringe meetingsUnite logo thumbnail

Real Britain - Battling austerity and the Con Dem cuts
A joint Unite and Daily Mirror fringe
Sunday 22 September, 12:45-14:00 at the Alexandra Room, Grand Hotel, 97-99 King’s Rd, Brighton, BN1 2FW

Chair: Kevin Maguire, associate editor politics, Daily Mirror
Speakers include Unite general secretary Len McCluskey, Daily Mirror Real Britain columnist Ros Wynne-Jones plus Real Britain campaigners: Hetty Bower, Britain's oldest living campaigner on life before the NHS; Jack Monroe, blogger on using foodbanks; and Mary Laver, disabled former RAF-woman on fighting the welfare cuts.

Trade unions: New rights; new freedoms Unite logo thumbnail
Joint Unite, IER & Campaign for Trade Union Freedom fringe
Monday 23 September, 12.30-14:00, Alexandra Room, Grand Hotel, 97-99 King’s Rd, Brighton, BN1 2FW

Speakers include Unite general secretary Len McCluskey, North Ayrshire and Arran MP Katy Clark, professor Keith Ewing, president, Institute of Employment Rights, Andy Green, secretary, Campaign for Trade Union Freedom, John Hendy QC, vice president, Campaign for Trade Union Freedom and Sarah Veale, head of Equality and Employment Rights, TUC, plus other speakers may be added. 
What is a working class MP and how do we get more of them?LabourList Mass1 Unite joint logo
Joint LabourList, Unite and Mass1 fringe meeting
Monday 23 September from 12.30 in the Preston Room at the Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel, Brighton

Chaired by Mark Ferguson, editor of LabourList with speakers including Iain Lavery MP, Unite political director Jennie Formby, PPC for Peterborough Lisa Forbes, David Skelton director of Renewal

Class and LYTUNWhy we need a ‘One Nation Young Labour’ - the cost of being a young person 
A joint Labour Young Trade Unionists and Class fringe
Tuesday 24 September from 18:00 at the Skyline Room, Brighton Media Centre

Chaired by Caroline Hill, Ucatt rep, Young Labour National Committee and LYTUN.
Speakers include Owen Jones - author and Independent columnist, GMB rep Ryan Ward - TUC Young Workers Forum and LYTUN, Ellie Mae O'Hagan – columnist for  the Guardian and Unite Community, Sachin Patel - USDAW rep, Young Labour National Committee and LYTUN and Lisa Nandy MP - shadow minister for children and families. 
Keep east coast on track. Labour campaign to keep east coast publicEast Coast Protest
A joint TSSA and Unite fringe
Tuesday 24 September from 18:00 at the Glyndebourne 2 room at the Holiday Inn, Brighton

Chaired by Unite assistant general secretary Diana Holland. Speakers include shadow secretary of state for transport Maria Eagle MP, TSSA general secretary Manuel Cortes, Sheila Gilmore MP, East Coast Rail employee and TSSA EC member Andi Fox, Sarah Champion MP, Catriona Hobbs - director, We Own It!, Pat Glass MP and Jon Cruddas MP.