Jeremy Corbyn will make a major speech as the new Labour leader at the Trades Union Congress (TUC) on 15 September, where he is likely to outline his party's opposition to the government's Trades Union Bill and thank the union movement for supporting his bid to succeed Ed Miliband. The event will also be something of a homecoming for the left-winger, who was backed by Unite, Unison and the non-affiliated RMT, among other unions.
The new leader is expected to address the trade union delegates for around 15 minutes at 2.30pm BST. The annual labour movement get together has also seen the House of Commons Speaker John Bercow deliver a speech. The former Tory MP reportedly argued trade unionists "deserved respect".
Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has also addressed the conference this year. The left-winger welcomed Corbyn's victory and told the delegates that he would help the new Labour leader, according to The Telegraph. Corbyn's speech will come after finalising his shadow cabinet, which saw close ally John McDonnell being appointed to shadow chancellor and Hilary Benn remaining as shadow foreign secretary.
The socialist made his first appearance in the House of Commons as Labour leader on 15 September to vote against the government's Trades Union Bill, which would enforce a minimum threshold of 50% on strike ballots. Corbyn, who sat alongside McDonnell and his new shadow international development secretary Diane Abbott, as shadow business secretary Angela Eagle took on Sajid Javid.
"It saddens me beyond words that we're here today dealing with the most significant, sustained and partisan attack on six million trade union members and their workplace organisations that we have seen in this country in the last 30 years," she argued.
But, despite Labour's opposition to the "draconian" bill, the draft legislation was passed through its second reading the Commons by a majority of 33 (317 vs 284).