BWTUC Welcome decision to reject the Clarion Housing Group's appeal for planning permission to replace social housing units at the William Sutton estate in Kensington and Chelsea

BWTUC Welcome decision to reject the Clarion Housing Group's appeal for planning permission to replace social housing units at the William Sutton estate in Kensington and Chelsea

End the two-tier workforce in Wandsworth by paying London living wage of £10.55 per hour

End the two-tier workforce in Wandsworth by paying London living wage of £10.55 per hour

Grenfell: Updated March Route

Grenfell: Updated March Route

Welcome to Battersea & Wandsworth Trades Union Council (BWTUC)

Battersea and Wandsworth Trades Union Council (BWTUC) is the south west London arm of the international trade union movement of over 170 million members. 

BWTUC is made up of elected delegates from trades unions branches whose members live or work in the borough. These branches cover workers across the economy from education, health, retail and wholesale distribution, communications, transport, construction and other parts of the service sector. The Governing body is the General Committee that meets on the second Monday evening of the month at Clapham Junction. See notice of the next meeting of the Council. 

BWTUC is an independent unincorporated body that is registered with the Trades Union Congress as the recognized trades union council for the borough of Wandsworth.

The organisation was first established in Battersea in 1894 by the prominent then leader of the labour movement John Burns. John Burns was the second ever Labour MP, alongside Kier Hardy,  to be elected to Parliament when he won the Battersea seat in 1892. The Wandsworth arm was founded in 1904. The two organizations merged in 1974 after the London borough of Wandsworth was formed in 1965.

The organisation has an illustrious history spanning more than 125 years. Some of the highlights of this history is covered in the history section of this website. More history is on the walls of  the Bread and Roses pub in Clapham Manor Street which is owned by BWTUC. In the John Burns room there is a copy of the  portrait of John Burns that is on display at the National Portrait Gallery in Trafalgar Square.

BWTUC is unique in having a fundraising trading arm. It is the sole owner of the Workers Beer Company (WBC) that runs bars at some of the UK and Ireland’s best known festivals. The Company has two pubs in London both with fringe theatres. The first is the Bread and Roses in Clapham Manor Street and the second is Bread and Roses @ the Chapel in Greys Inn Road at Kings Cross. For more details on Workers Beer Company and the two Bread and Roses pubs and theatres  please check the website links 

Latest From BWTUC

June 2019

Grenfell: Updated March Route

Please join us at the Solidarity March this Saturday 15 June 2019 to mark the 2nd Anniversary of Grenfell Tower. Solidarity March is at 12…

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June 2019

BWTUC Welcome decision to reject the Clarion Housing Group's appeal for planning permission to replace social housing units at the William Sutton estate in Kensington and Chelsea

BWTUC welcome Clarion Housing decision to cancel demolition proposal of Sutton Estate in Chelsea after campaign by residents and unions. We salute…

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May 2019

End the two-tier workforce in Wandsworth by paying London living wage of £10.55 per hour

Battersea and Wandsworth Trades Union Council, with GMB union, are calling on Wandsworth residents to support a campaign to ensure that all workers…

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May 2019

John Burns Day Annual celebration 4pm. 3rd August Bread and Roses Pub Clapham Manor Street

We would like to invite you to our annual John Burns Day Annual celebration at 4pm. On 3rd August in our pub the Bread and Roses Pub which is…

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May 2019

BWTUC members will be at Grenfell Fire 2nd anniversary gathering 15th June

BWTUC members will join the survivors and families of the bereaved at a memorial gathering of the to mark the second anniversary of the Grenfell…

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