Friday 15 July


We demand better

Chair Hannah David South West TUC Chair and PCS Vice-President Fran Heathcote PCS President Paul Nowak TUC Deputy General Secretary  Jo Grady UCU General Secretary Crys Matthews US Protest singer/songwriter Steve Leniec Unite agri sector chair and farm worker

Saturday 16 July


The Battle for Employment Rights

Chair Nick Ireland South West TUC Vice-chair and USDAW Regional Secretary with Barry Gardiner MPand Kudsia Batool TUC Head of Equalities and Strategy


Cost of living crisis 

Chair Nick Ireland South West TUC Vice-chair Paul Nowak TUC Deputy General Secretary Kay Timbrell USDAW retail rep Tanya Palmer UNISON South West Regional Manager Jenny Lennon-Wood and Philip Marfleet launch of Forgotten Towns and coastal towns, report into Weymouth, Portland


Future of union education and learning

Chair Carl Roper TUC Kevin Rowan TUC Head of OSD Kerry Baigent UNISON South West Senior Manager for education


Breaking down the race barriers

Chair Shavanah Taj Wales TUC General Secretary

Michelle Codrington-Rogers NASUWT Honorary Treasurer and member of TUC Tackling Racism Taskforce Kudsia Batool TUC Head of Equalities and Strategy Rhoda Dakar and Reps from the South West Black Talent Programme


Ukraine: Fighting on the military and trade union front

Chair Hannah David South West TUC Chair and PCS Vice-President Serhii Guz Ukraine Independent Media Union


Sunday 17 July


Jane Holgate speaks about her new book ARISE! and signs copies.


Child Poverty

Chair: Jessica Pearce NEU Senior Regional Officer Kevin Courtney NEU General Secretary Paul Whiteman NAHT General Secretary Ellie Harwood Child Poverty Action Group Sinead McCarney Dorset Foodbank and Unite Paul Gosling Dorset Headteacher