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The TUC is the voice of Britain at work. With 54 affiliated unions representing 6.2 million working people from all walks of life, we campaign for a fair deal at work and for social justice at home and abroad.

We negotiate in Europe, and at home build links with political parties, business, local communities and wider society.

For more information about the TUC see the links below

The work of the TUC

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The TUC in the Regions

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People at the TUC

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Further Information and Contact Details

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As workers struggle back into work following the recent snowstorms, the TUC today (Friday) called on employers not to punish staff who have been unable to make it in because of the bad weather. The TUC says bosses must not dock pay or force workers to take holiday if they...
30 January 2015
As part of Fair Pay Fortnight, the Midlands TUC is undertaking a quick survey to help analyse pay awards across the region.
29 January 2015
A vision for the South West...Fair Pay Fortnight is coming!...union news from around the region...
26 January 2015
Fair Pay Fortnight runs from 16th Feb until 1st March 2015. Pay is a priority campaign for TUC young workers forum; the stats below explain why: Young workers earn less than the average median wage. The mean hourly rate for 16-17 year olds is £5.26 per hour and for 18-21...
19 January 2015
The future of local authority services in the East Midlands is under threat from a growing financial crisis, with significant cuts already being made to statutory adult care and children’s services, says new analysis published today (Friday) by the TUC and the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES).
16 January 2015
TUC Young Workers Forum bulletin. Welcome to the third TUC Young Workers Forum bulletin Welcome to the fourth bulletin from the TUC young workers forum, this edition contains updates from the recent meeting in Bristol on 10th Jan and the Open Forum on Housing which followed. Update on Traineeships It...
16 January 2015
Sign Up your Workplace! The 2nd - 8th February is National Voter Registration Drive #NVRD . Young people, disabled people, migrants and ethnic minorities are the most largely underrepresented groups on the electoral register. ​The TUC and Trade unions are among a number of organisations taking part in the drive...
15 January 2015
Please find attached the Preliminary Agenda for the TUC Young Workers Conference 2015. The deadline for receipt of amendments is Friday 6th February 2015 . Remaining deadlines are: Friday 20 th February 2015 – Delegate nomination forms to be returned and deadline for nominations for Young Workers’ Forum Vice-Chair Friday...
15 January 2015
Following the results of the TUC young workers housing survey this briefing paper has been produced which summaries the situation facing young people struggling to find decent affordable housing, it also sets out a number of recommendations for tackling the housing crisis.
14 January 2015
Getting involved in 'Sign up your workplace' activity is easy. Copy and paste the text below to email staff in your workplace: Email for targeting specifically young workers: Dear Colleague, 2nd - 8th February is National Voter Registration Drive #NVRD. As your [insert name of union] union rep, I’m taking...
13 January 2015