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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.

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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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The National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) has today (Friday) joined the TUC, bringing the number of affiliated unions to 54. The union – which is based in Haywards Heath in West Sussex – is led by General Secretary Russell Hobby. With 28,500 members it is the biggest union to...
24 October 2014
CWU Youth will be supporting the TUC Young Workers’ Month by: Announcing new plans for mentoring of young representatives following a vigorous debate at the CWU’s Annual Conference earlier in the year; National Postal Executive Committee will convene in special session with youth activists to discuss and agree how the...
24 October 2014
​​USDAW have announce the following activity for young workers month: A promotional Young Workers’ campaign in the city centre of Plymouth, (i.e. leafleting, raising awareness with members of the public etc). The South Wales and Western Divisional Young Workers Committee plans to run a 1 day Young Workers' promotional campaign...
24 October 2014
Running a national political school in Esher. In the North East they are holding two events, one on the 2 nd November and one on the 8 th both are Open Forums on “Back to basics” -information about trade unions. National young members have done a mapping exercise of all...
23 October 2014
The Northern TUC region are holding a Young Workers Event in Newcastle on 15th November to discuss the topics: Pay Politics and Pressure. Young Speakers and activists will lead the debate which includes hearing from a young campaigner involved in the Scottish referendum, which was so successful in engaging young...
22 October 2014
​UNISON announce the following plans for Young Workers Month: ‘Ribbon’ recruitment/profile-raising campaign Workplace Living Wage and electoral registration stalls Trade Unions and Young People workshop Lancaster University Focus on apprentice recruitment Social media focus on pay, minimum wage, living wage Leaflet on the trade union premium for young workers Possible...
22 October 2014
For TUC Young Workers Month BECTU young members are: holding a meeting in preparation for Young Workers Month for young delegates from each division – among the agenda will be a session on how to write motions for conference and how to mobilise your branches. It’s Sat 25 th Oct...
21 October 2014
Nigel Costley, South West TUC Regional Secretary, is one of the contributors to the Bristol Great Reading Adventure 2014 book. This autumn 20,000 copies of the paperback, called Bristol and the First World War , are being distributed across the city by partners in the project for a mass reading...
21 October 2014
Prospect will hold their first Young Forum on Sunday 23rd and Monday 24th November, to coincide with young workers month. Key discussion points for the event will include: Discuss & respond to draft Prospect Young Members Strategy and Motion from National Conference. Discuss and highlight Prospect training needs for young...
21 October 2014
For TUC Young Workers Month NUT have announced the following plans: Running a special NUT Chat (@nutchatter) on Sunday 9th November about Young Teachers' issues. Organising a twitter chat with teachers from across the regions tweeting about the main issues of: jobs, housing and having a voice, plus showing their...
20 October 2014