LRD constitution 1912
Founded in July 1912 LRD has maintained the principles embodied in its initial statement throughout the last 100 years, and provided its affiliates with a wealth of information and research.
Changes to the legal form of the Labour Research Department
The Executive Committee has been taking action to implement the decision of the 2018 annual general meeting, that the legal form of the Labour Research Department (LRD) should change from that of an unincorporated association to a company limited by guarantee. A new company, also called the Labour Research Department, was incorporated on 22 June, and all existing individual members and affiliates are now members and affiliated members of the new company and, as such, continue to enjoy the same rights and benefits as before.
At a General Meeting, which took place on 17 September, the members agreed to the next stage in the process, and the activities, assets and employees will be transferred to the new company on 30 September.
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The Labour Research Department has over 4,000 trade union organisations and individuals, including 51 national unions, representing more than 99% of total TUC membership, affiliated or subscribing to its services.
“If our trade union branch could affiliate to one organisation it would be the Labour Research Department (LRD). The information provided in LRD publications are indispensable tools for workplace reps to know their own and members rights.”
Paul Cruse, Secretary, Unite Westminster Branch