Welsh Shop Stewards Network Conference

9th October 2007

Sunday 28th October
Temple of Peace
Cathays Park
Cardiff
12.00 to 4.00 pm

Hundreds of shop stewards from across Britain gathered in London earlier in July to found a grass-roots network capable of mobilising trade unionists to fight for workers' rights.

Called by the RMT transport workers' union the conference was supported by the TGWU, CWU, PCS, NUJ, NUM, CYWU, FBU, POA and BFAWU.

Addressed by the RMT's Bob Crow and the PCS's Mark Serwotka the meeting agreed to organise shop stewards conferences across Britain.

The Wales conference aims to bring together grass roots shop stewards and workplace reps to swap experiences and offer practical solidarity to trade unionists in struggle with their employers, both in the public and private sectors.

A Welsh organising committee met in Cardiff during August with representatives from the RMT, CWU, PCS, UNITE (AMICUS & TGWU), UCU and agreed plans to hold a Wales Shop Stewards Network Conference on October 28th.

Bob Crow, General Secretary RMT, and Mark Serwotka, General Secretary PCS, have been invited to address the conference which will consist of two main sessions: How shop stewards are fighting back in Wales (including current disputes) and the role of a shop stewards network in Wales.

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