Croydon TUC

Croydon Trades Union Council Meetings


Croydon May Day March - 1 

 All Croydon TUC meetings take place at Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Road, Croydon, CR0 1BD, normally on the 2nd Thursday of each month. The start time is 7.30pm. Premises open from 7pm. All trades union members are welcome to attend, but voting is restricted to delegates from affiliated branches.

Croydon TUC BBQ on Sunday 25th August (bank holiday weekend) from 3pm. Club Bar open from 1pm onwards. All welcome. A donation from the proceeds will go to the Chapel Appeal fund - used by the Tolpuddle Martyrs. 


Next formal meeting of Croydon TUC is on Thursday the 12th September 2019 at 7.30pm - Guest Speaker Dave Ward, General Secretary of the Communication Workers Union. More details to follow later. Contact Roy on 07941 890756 for further information. 

Dave Ward – CWU general secretary since June 2015

'South Londoner Dave started work as a messenger boy at Tooting Delivery Office back in 1976, becoming Tooting Branch secretary six years later and then holding the same post in London South West Branch from 1992.

After a year as London regional secretary, Dave was elected as one of the CWU’s two divisional representatives for the capital in 1996 and he served in that position until being voted onto the postal executive council in 2000.

Dave succeeded Billy Hayes as outdoor secretary in 2001 and then two years later, he stood for, and was elected to the post of DGSP. In 2015, Dave succeeded Billy Hayes as general secretary.

Born in Lambeth and a lifelong resident of south west London, Dave is married with four children.

As well as being a supporter of Chelsea Football Club, Dave is also a keen blues guitarist and cites Rolling Stones legend Keith Richards and US slide guitar wizard Ry Cooder among his musical heroes'.







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