Greater Manchester wide Manchester Histories Festival returns for a long
weekender from 7-11 June 2018 with the theme protest, democracy and freedom of
full Festival programme will be announced soon, but we are excited to reveal a
teaser of what Manchester Histories Festival 2018 has in store…
first ever Trades Union Congress was held at the Mechanics Institute in
Manchester In June 1868. The bringing-together of representatives of different
trades to debate collective action was a landmark moment in the history of
British trade unionism and politics.
mark the 150th Anniversary of the formation of the TUC (Trades Union Congress)
in Manchester and Salford in 1868, Manchester Histories is programming a whole
day of special events on Friday 8th June, that will culminate with an
In-Conversation event with the general secretary, and first female leader of
the TUC, Frances O'Grady hosted by Dave Haslam.