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Bite Size Briefings November to January 2014/15
Included in this round are: Supporting Mid-life Development and the Climbing Frame, Thursday 27th November, 1.00pm-4.00pm Domestic Violence and the Workplace, Thursday 4th December, 1.00pm-4.00pm Defending the right to organise and represent members, Tuesday 9th December, 1.00pm-4.00pm Campaign and Coalition Planning, Thursday 8th January, 1.00pm-4.00pm Getting the most from your iPad, Thursday 22nd January, 1.00pm-4.00pm Introduction to New and Digital Media workshop, Monday...
27 November 2014 to 26 January 2015
As part of the November 2014 TUC Young Workers Month, the TUC will be running its first ever Young Trade Union Leaders Weekend at Ruskin College, Oxford from November 28th to 30th 2014. The programme is aimed at young activists already in leadership positions at branch, sector, regional or national level within their unions.  The aim of the programme is to develop awareness and understanding of the challenges faced by the trade union movement and the skills required to build strong and...
28 November 2014 to 30 November 2014
Midlands TUC Reps Awards Night
The third Midlands TUC Reps Awards Night will be held at Villa Park, on November 28th from 7pm.  This event is designed to celebrate our front representatives who deal with everything the employers can throw – from representing members in grievances and disciplinaries to negotiating on major health and safety issues. The awards are in eight categories: Communications Rep, Andy Becker Student Award, Union Learning Rep, Equalities Rep, Health and Safety Rep, Organising Rep,...
28 November 2014
Higher Skills Briefing
The briefing session will cover the following topics: Progression routes for employees to recognised continuing professional development (CPD) and higher level qualifications (modules or full programmes of learning), including accreditation of prior learning and experience Accreditation of non-accredited programmes currently provided by employers to employees – so that employees gain Higher Education (HE) credits for their training and development activity Interns and student...
02 December 2014
Quality Employment Event
The TUC believes that there is a serious problem of growing casualisation of work in the UK. There is increasing concern that the UK labour market is moving towards lower paid, less secure and more exploitative forms of employment, at a time when many households are struggling with an unprecedented fall in living standards.  The event will highlight the growing casualisation amongst professions such as lecturers, teachers, health workers and the entertainment sector. We will hear about...
05 December 2014
Making Work Pay? What role can the welfare state play in raising living standards?
A half-day conference to be held at Congress House 1.30-4.30pm on 8th December Lunch available from 12.30 and the conference will be followed by a drinks and networking reception. The Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission has reported that: ‘Even world-beating levels of parental employment coupled with significant wage increases will not enable the UK to eradicate poverty’ (State of the Nation 2014, page 143) And world-beating employment levels with...
08 December 2014
Toxic, Corrosive and Hazardous - the Government's record on Health & Safety
The event will include the regional launch of the TUC paper: Toxic, Corrosive and Hazardous, copies of which will be available on the day.  The report looks at what has happened to our health and safety system in the past four years and the likely effect it will have on people at work. It shows that since the election the government has: Cut state funding of the HSE by over 40 per cent Drastically cut HSE and local authority inspections Ditched important Codes of Practice...
12 December 2014
Decent Jobs Week: Hucknall street stall
Midlands TUC and local trade unionists have organised a street stall in Hucknall to be held on Saturday 13th December from 10am til 12 noon.  For Decent Jobs Week we will be highlighting and campaigning for better pay, terms and conditions at work.  Activists will be at the stall ready to listen about your job and what role trade unions can play in a modern day workplace, as well as offer information, advice and guidance.  Please bring along any of your unions materials to...
13 December 2014
Decent Jobs Week
Millions of people in the UK are trapped in lowpaid, insecure jobs. There are more than 1.4 million zero-hours contracts in use, offering no steady work. Others, such as agency and casual workers, lose out on important rights and benefits. The recovery is creating new jobs but many are of poor quality. As a result, more and more people struggle to pay their rent, mortgage and heat their homes. Women and young workers are particularly affected. From 15 to 21 December, the TUC is organising...
15 December 2014 to 21 December 2014
Decent Jobs Week: Birmingham street stall
There will be a street stall in Birmingham on 15 December from 12 - 2pm. We will be engaging with the public to sign the 'Decent Jobs Week' giant christmas card, complete speech bubbles and we will be giving away christmas cards to raise awareness of Britain's jobs' crisis.  
15 December 2014