+++ Following the death of the Queen on Thursday 8 September an emergency session of the TUC general council was held and the decision made to postpone TUC Congress, the rescheduled date is Tuesday 18 October to Thursday 20 October. +++

The 154th annual TUC Congress will be held from Tuesday 18 October to Thursday 20 October 2022 in Brighton.


Congress is the policy making body of the TUC; the annual congress normally meets for four days each year during September. Each affiliated union can send delegates. At congress motions are proposed and discussed and form the basis of the TUC's work for the next year. Congress is usually attended by about 600 delegates from 48 affiliated unions, has an exhibition, a comprehensive fringe programme and receptions and an annual General Council dinner.

Around 3,000 people would normally come through the doors over the course of the four days to take part in debate, the fringe, to exhibit or to report on the policy debates at Congress. This is a high-profile media event, widely regarded as the first big set piece occasion after the summer break, before the start of the political party conferences.

Congress 2021

You can watch highlights of Congress 2021 on the TUC YouTube channel or watch 2020/21 TUC president Gail Cartmail’s address to the TUC's 153rd Congress on Sunday 12 September 2021.

Further information available from the general TUC events page.