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The Labour Research Department exists to co-operate with Labour, Socialist and Co-operative movements in promoting and carrying out research into problems of importance to the labour, to supply information, and to issue publications.

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.

The next stage is the transfer of activities and assets, part of which must be formally approved by a General Meeting. This will be held at the LRD’s offices at 2.00pm on Monday, 17 September, with the transfer itself taking place on 30 September. Members and affiliated members are entitled to attend, and details of the meeting, including the text to be voted on and a proxy voting form are available here.

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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.

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“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.”

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