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From The Socialist newspaper, 30 November 2016

Conference to debate TUSC's role now and the 2017 elections

TUSC 2015 manifesto launch, photo Senan

TUSC 2015 manifesto launch, photo Senan   (Click to enlarge)

The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) national steering committee has agreed the agenda for the TUSC conference to be held in London on 28 January.

The main session will be a forum about TUSC's role now and the 2017 elections, to explore how TUSC should operate in the welcome new political situation opened up by Jeremy Corbyn's leadership of the Labour Party.

There will also be a conference session on TUSC's campaigning tasks in the battle against council cuts, as local authorities prepare to set their 2017-2018 budgets.

The conference is on Saturday 28 January from 11am to 4.30pm at Student Central, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HY.

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