Thompsons Solicitors is proud to support the TUC150 – Retrospect and Prospects conference on 1 June marking the 150th anniversary of the formation of the TUC in Manchester.

The conference, organised by North West TUC, brings together panels of leading academics, politicians, trade unionists and lawyers from across the Labour movement, including Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell MP.

"The excellent programme will highlight the vital role of the TUC and trade unions in shaping politics, policy and legislation and through organising and industrial action."

Stephen Cavalier
Chief executive of Thompsons Solicitors

Trade union lawyers Thompsons Solicitors are gearing up to support the Trade Union Congress (TUC)’s TUC150 – Retrospect and Prospects conference this summer.

Thompsons Solicitors has a specialist network of lawyers dedicated to trade union law, located across the country. Founded over 90 years ago with the aim of being the leading legal advisors to the trade union movement, Thompsons is proud to pledge its continuing commitment at the TUC’s conference on 1 June 2018.

The event, organised by TUC North West and Manchester Industrial Relations Society, will be supported by Thompsons and the University and College Union (UCU). It will celebrate the long and rich history of the trade union movement in the UK, reflecting on legal, industrial and political lessons from the past, and looking at what’s to come in the future of trade unionism.

Founded in 1868, the TUC brings together 50 member unions from across the UK. It works to represent its members as a united front and stand up for the nation’s working people.

Stephen Cavalier, Chief Executive of Thompsons Solicitors, will take part in the panel on ‘TUC Framing Laws and Changing Laws’ and said: “I’m delighted to be part of this event marking 150 years of the TUC in the city where it was founded. The excellent programme will highlight the vital role of the TUC and trade unions in shaping politics, policy and legislation and through organising and industrial action.”

Thompsons Solicitors was the first firm to set up a special employment rights unit in 1995 and continues to dedicate its efforts to the wider rights movement, standing in solidarity with campaigns for justice in the UK, and civil liberties and human rights movements around the world.

Stephen continued, “It is a great opportunity to highlight the contribution that the TUC has made to the formation, development and defence of the law on workers’ rights in the UK and the European Union.

“Thompsons has been proud to work with UK trade unions on many of the leading cases that have secured and advanced those rights – on workplace accidents, industrial diseases, equal pay, equality and diversity, transfer of employees, unfair dismissal, the rights of trade unions and their members, rights on holiday, sickness and maternity, and other issues – and to campaign and work with the TUC on changes to the law which have been so crucial to the protections that trade unionists have fought so hard to achieve.”

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