I'm off to TUC Congress in Brighton tomorrow. I'm hoping to do some blogging while there, so check back for news of the latest goings-on.
I know of two emergency resolutions which deserve support. My union, RMT, has submitted one on the privatisation of South East Trains, and there is one from the CWU about women's rights (or lack of them) in the draft Iraqi constituion.
I'm hoping to raise the issue of the looming attack on abortion rights, although unfortunately there is no resolution on the subject.
I have already received one glossy invitation to get my snout in the trough with the employers - a buffet and reception with Network Rail. Strangely, I always thought that trade union events were a chance to get away from bosses not to socialise with them!