Links are grouped below by subject heading.
Go to Britain's unions for affiliated Trade Unions, list of contact details and web sites of TUC affiliated trade unions.
The Union Makes Us Strong: TUC History Onlinehttp://www.unionhistory.infoA partnership initiative between London Metropolitan University and the TUC - take a journey through 150 years of labour history with the Timeline, and view key documents and pictures from trade union history.
Welsh labour historyhttp://www.llgc.org.uk/ymgyrchu/Llafur/index-e.htmLabour and trade union historical material from the National Library of Wales
Working Lifehttp://www.workinglife.org.ukA photographic website celebrating the lives of British workers. The images focus on the men and women who created the country’s wealth, rather than upon the product of their labour. The photographs illustrate work in factories, coal mines, steelworks, and farms. It explores the working lives of fishermen, railway and shipyard workers. The historical section brings together new and rarely seen photographs of women working in the ceramic and munitions industry during WW1, and men working in both rural and industrial settings at the beginning of the 20th century.
Committee on Workers' Capitalhttp://www.workerscapital.orgThe Committee on Workers' Capital (CWC) promotes international trade union cooperation on issues related to the investment of retirement savings.
Financial Assistance Scheme (DWP)http://www.dwp.gov.uk/lifeevent/penret/fas.aspOffers an opportunity for interested people to sign up for updates on the development of the Financial Assistance Scheme as and when information becomes available, as well as links to various other documents from the development of the scheme (so far).
Financial services Authority (FSA)http://www.fsa.gov.uk/Independent body responsible for the regulation and supervision of the financial sector. 25 The North Colonnade, Canary Wharf, London E14 5HS Tel: 020 7676 1000
Incomes Data Services Ltdhttp://www.incomesdata.co.ukIDS is an independent organisation providing information on pay, pensions, employment law and personnel policies to business, government and unions.
Industrial Relations Research Unithttp://users.wbs.warwick.ac.uk/irruA major European research centre seeking to promote understanding of industrial relations through inter-disciplinary and theoretically informed empirical inquiry.
Institute for Employment Studieshttp://www.employment-studies.co.ukIndependent research and consultancy, covering people management to employment policy, working with employers from all sectors, unions and policy bodies.
Local Government Associationhttp://www.lga.gov.ukAs the national voice for local communities, the LGA has been established to promote the case for democratic local communities which are prosperous, safe, healthy and environmentally sustainable, and which provide equality of opportunity for all citizens.
Low Pay Commissionhttp://www.lowpay.gov.ukThe Low Pay Commission is an independent statutory public body set up under the National Minimum Wage Act 1998 to advise the Government about the National Minimum Wage.
National Pensioners Conventionhttp://www.npcuk.org/The National Pensioners Convention (NPC) is Britain's biggest pensioner organisation representing over 1000 local, regional and national pensioner groups with a total of 1.5m members.
PayWizardhttp://www.paywizard.co.ukA project to provide and improve data on wages in the UK. Users can see the average pay for their job, and compare between different regions, as well as submitting their own data to improve the results. Project managed by Incomes Data Services, TUC, and WageIndicator Foundation
Pensions Forum – Building consensushttp://www.dwp.gov.uk/pensionsreform/forumOnline Pensions Forum from the DWP that will enable easier access to information on their proposals and the opportunity to participate in online debates around key issues of concern. They will be looking to hold debates on issues such as creating personal accounts and continuing to tackle pensioner poverty
Social Security Committeehttp://www.parliament.uk/commons/selcom/socshome.htmThe House of Commons Select Committee on Social Security's reports are playing an increasingly important part in debates about welfare reform.
The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)http://www.ncvo-vol.org.ukThe National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) is the umbrella body for the voluntary sector in England.
The Occupational Pensioners’ Alliancehttp://www.opalliance.org.uk/The OPA is a democratic, non-party-political organisation of occupational pensioners' associations in the UK. OPA was formed in October 2003 from a merger of the Confederation of Occupational Pensioners' Associations (COPAS)* and the Alliance of Occupational Pensioners
The Pensions Regulatorhttp://www.thepensionsregulator.gov.uk/The Pensions Regulator is the new regulator of work-based pension schemes in the UK. Created under the Pensions Act 2004 to replace OPRA, they have wider powers and a new proactive and risk-focused approach to regulation.
The Work Foundationhttp://www.theworkfoundation.comThe Work Foundation (formerly The Industrial Society) focus on research, practical consultancy and constructive advocacy to make workplaces more effective, successful and fulfilling.
Convention of Scottish Local Authoritieshttp://www.cosla.gov.ukCOSLA is the representative voice of Scotland's unitary local authorities. Rosebery House 9 Haymarket Terrace Edinburgh EH12 5XZ Tel. 0131 474 9200 Fax. 0131 474 9292 Email: email@example.com
Winning Equal Payhttp://www.unionhistory.info/equalpay/Winning Equal Pay: the value of women's work is part of The Union Makes Us Strong website and is a partnership initiative between London Metropolitan University and the Trades Union Congress to record the long campaign to achieve equal pay for women.
Age Concern Englandhttp://www.ace.org.ukAge Concern supports all people over 50 in the UK, ensuring that they get the most from life. We provide essential services such as day care and information. We campaign on issues like age discrimination and pensions, and work to influence public opinion and government policy about older people
Age Partnership Grouphttp://www.agepositive.gov.uk/agepartnershipgroup/The Age Partnership Group came together in November 2002 and consists of three separate groups representing England, Scotland and Wales. Each group is comprised of a limited number of organisations, participating because of their commitment to address age-related issues in employment and to represent the different needs of small, medium and large employers.
Anti Slavery Internationalhttp://www.antislavery.org/Anti-Slavery International, founded in 1839, is the world's oldest international human rights organisation and the only charity in the United Kingdom to work exclusively against slavery and related abuses
Apply to be a Disability Championhttp://www.daveparr.co.uk/dc/dc-apply.htmTo become a Disability Champion, complete this online application form, you will then be kept up to date with the latest news on the project and associated training courses.
British Youth Councilhttp://www.byc.org.ukBYC represents and involves a unique coalition of young people through their involvement as individuals or through their youth organisations. We bring young people together to agree on issues of common concern and encourage them to bring about change through taking collective action.
Commission for Racial Equalityhttp://www.cre.gov.uk/The Commission for Racial Equality works in partnership with individuals and organisations for a fair and just society which values diversity and gives everyone an equal chance to work, learn and live free from discrimination, prejudice and racism.
Disability Benefits Consortium (DBC)http://www.disabilityalliance.org/dbc.htmThe Disability Benefits Consortium brings together a wide range of disability organisations, cancer charities, older people’s organisations, advice services, carers’ organisations and other organisations. The DBC aims to lobby and campaign on welfare benefits as they relate to disabled people
ECO Website for legal advisershttp://www.eoc-law.org.uka resource for legal advisers and representatives conducting claims on behalf of applicants in sex discrimination and equal pay cases in England and Wales
Equality and Human Rights Commissionhttp://www.equalityhumanrights.com/pages/eocdrccre.aspxAn independent body set up by the Government to help secure civil rights for disabled people.
Ethnic Minority Employment Taskforcehttp://www.emetaskforce.gov.uk/emed.aspThis site has documents and information on the taskforce that has been set up in the Department of Work and Pensions to remove barriers to black workers employmnet in the labour market
European Commission's Information for Womenhttp://europa.eu.int/comm/employment_social/equ_opp/index_en.htmEU site about gender equality
European Network Against Racismhttp://www.enar-eu.org/en/ENAR, a network of European NGOs working to combat racism in all the EU member states. ENAR is determined to fight racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, to promote equality of treatment between EU citizens and third country nationals, and to link local/regional/national initiatives with European initiatives
Gingerbreadhttp://http://www.gingerbread.org.uk/portal/page/portal/Website'Single Parents, Equal Families'
Global March Against Child Labourhttp://www.globalmarch.org/The Global March Against Child Labour is a movement to mobilise worldwide efforts to protect and promote the rights of all children, especially the right to receive a free, meaningful education and to be free from economic exploitation and from performing any work that is likely to be harmful to the child's physical, mental, spiritual, moral or social development.'
Help The Agedhttp://www.helptheaged.org.uk/Help the Aged is working hard for a world in which older people are valued for their contribution to society, involved in their local communities and fulfilled in their needs, hopes and aspirations
Interfaith Calendar: Primary sacred times for world religionshttp://www.interfaithcalendar.orgThis site provides dates of the all the main religious festivals taking place over the next few years.
Let Them Workhttp://www.refugeecouncil.org.uk/letthemworkThe right to work is a fundamental right. It is right trade unionists have fought for through the centuries around the world. Yet it is a right that is being denied to one of the most vulnerable groups of people living in the UK today - asylum seekers. The TUC and Refugees Council are running a joint campaign to persuade the Government to give asylum seekers the right to work.
MaturityWorkshttp://www.maturityworks.co.ukMaturityWorks is the first UK site of its kind for the older and more experienced worker. This site offers a platform for discussion for older workers with an up-to-date collection of resources and articles. And a way of keeping up with one of the issues - the need to address age discrimination and broaden employment opportunities for older workers.
National Assembley Against Racismhttp://www.naar.org.uk/The National Assembly Against Racism was established in 1994. In all its activities the NAAR is guided by its founding principle that the agenda against racism must be set by those who experience it.
National Union of Studentshttp://www.nusonline.co.ukNUS is one of the largest student organisations in the world and represents the interests of around five million students in further and higher education throughout the United Kingdom. NUS provides research, representation, training and expert advice for individual students and students' unions. We deal with over 15,000 welfare enquiries each year and train over 3,000 students' union officers.
Partnership Institutehttp://www.partnership-institute.co.ukThe TUC Partnership Institute, provides expertise, advice and support to unions and employers on developing successful workplace partnerships
Petition for Equal Representation of Women in TV and Filmhttp://www.equity.org.uk/article.aspx?id=151Recent research reveals that for every two male roles in a drama there is just one female.. Make sure you join in the protest and sign up to this petition supported by Equity
Race In Trade Unions - London Metropolitan University Workin Lives Institutehttp://www.workingagainstracism.org/This web site is part of a European Research Project looking at the role of Trade Unions in challenging racism and xenophobia in the workplace
Third Age Employment Networkhttp://www.taen.org.uk/TAEN is a network of Member organisations. The shared objective is to ensure better opportunities for mature people to work, earn and learn, so meeting the needs of employers and the economy. TAEN is leading campaigner on all matters related to age and employment
TUC bargaining for Equality Databasehttp://www.lrd.org.uk/services/tuceq/using.htmlThe Equality Database contains details of agreements and policies on a range of equalities areas. The data has been collected from the TUC's biennial equality Audit, carried out in 2005
War On Wanthttp://www.waronwant.org/War on Want fights poverty in developing countries in partnership and solidarity with people affected by globalisation. We campaign for workers' rights and against the root causes of global poverty, inequality and injustice.
Women Unlimitedhttp://www.womenandequalityunit.gov.uk/archive/womenunlimited/index.htmA project being run by the Government's Women's Unit - designed to give women information about getting / changing jobs and to make the most of their working lives.
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work - UK focal pointhttp://uk.osha.eu.intThe EU agency for safety and health provides information and support on prevention issues, and runs European Week for Health and Safety. The TUC is represented on its administrative board in Bilbao, and the HSE provides the UK focal point for the agency.
Right to request time to trainThe new right to request training will be in operation from April 6 2010. The TUC has long campaigned for workers to have statutory rights relating to training and enthusiastically support the introduction of this right. Guidance for workers on how the right will work is available from the government's direct gov website on the enclosed link.
Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS)http://www.acas.org.ukAims to improve the performance and effectiveness of organisations by providing an independent and impartial service to prevent and resolve disputes and to build harmonious relationships at work.
Allergy UKhttp://www.allergyuk.orgAllergy UK is a national medical charity established to increase understanding and awareness of allergy, to help people manage their allergies and to provide training in allergy for health care professionals.
British Safety Council (BSC)http://www.britishsafetycouncil.co.ukEurope's largest independent occupational health and safety organisations. Campaigns for higher safety standards at work and provides training, risk management, auditing, advisory and assessment programmes and publications.
Central Arbitration Committee (CAC)http://www.cac.gov.ukUK organisation which deals with trade union recognition. Third Floor, Discovery House, 28-42 Banner Street, London EC1Y 8QE. Tel:020 7251 9747 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Citizen's Advice Bureaux online information and advice site.http://www.adviceguide.org.ukAdviceguide gives basic advice and information on your rights.
Competition Commissionhttp://www.competition-commission.org.ukThe Competition Commission is an independent public body established by the Competition Act 1998 ('the Act'). The Commission replaced the Monopolies and Mergers Commission. New Court 48 Carey Street London WC2A 2JT Tel. 020 7271 0100 Fax. 020 7271 0367 Email: email@example.com
Direct.Gov Adult Learning and Skillshttp://www.direct.gov.uk/en/EducationAndLearning/AdultLearning/DG_96A portal for those looking for advice or wishing to find out about government policy on adult learning.
Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT)http://www.employmentappeals.gov.uk/Superior Court of Record which deals with appeals from the decisions of the Employment Tribunals and Certification Officer. Audit House, 58 Victoria, Embankment, London, EC4Y 0DS, Tel: 020 7273 1040
Ergon Associateshttp://ergononline.netErgon Associates is an independent network of labour rights, human rights and governance experts. You can sign up via the website to receive their free newsletter Focus on Labour, providing news views and analysis of the labour responsibility agenda.
Friend Indeed Friendly Society Ltdhttp://www.friend-indeed.co.ukFriend Indeed exists to provide cover for victims of violent crime, including financial compensation, counselling, retraining for members who have fallen victim to a violent crime. PO Box 18005 London EC3A 2DA Tel. 087 09 087 087 Fax. 020 7929 7929
Health and Safety Executive (HSE)http://www.hse.gov.ukWorks to ensure that risks to people's health and safety from work activities are properly controlled. Rose Court 2 Southwark Bridge London SE1 9HS Tel. 020 7717 6000 Fax. 020 7717 6717 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Information Commissionerhttp://www.ico.gov.uk/The Commissioner is an independent supervisory authority and has an international role as well as a national one. In the UK the Commissioner has a range of duties including the promotion of good information handling and the encouragement of codes of practice for data controllers, that is, anyone who decides how and why personal data, (information about identifiable, living individuals) are processed. Wycliffe House Water Lane Wilmslow Cheshire SK9 5AF Tel. 01625 545745 Fax. 01625 524510 Email: email@example.com
Institute of Employment Rightshttp://www.ier.org.ukThe Institute of Employment Rights is an independent organisation acting as a focal point for the spread of new ideas in the field of labour law. Members of the Institute include the general secretaries of most UK unions, many leading labour law academics and practitioners and experts from other fields.
Institution of Occupational Safety and Healthhttp://www.iosh.co.ukEurope's leading body representing safety and health professionals, with more than 24,000 members. IOSH The Grange Highfield Drive Wigston Leics. LE18 1NN Tel. 0116 257 3100 Fax. 0116 257 3101
Job Retention and Rehabilitation Pilot (JRRP)http://www.natcen.ac.uk/jrrp/index.htmThe project is designed to study the effectiveness of services aimed at getting people back into work after sickness leave of between 6 and 26 weeks.
Mindful Employer Initiativehttp://www.mindfulemployer.net/Led and supported by employers, the MINDFUL EMPLOYER™ initiative is aimed at increasing awareness of mental health at work and providing support for businesses in recruiting and retaining staff.
Parents at Workhttp://www.parentsatwork.org.ukUseful site by a registered charity that has sources of information and advice to help children, working parents and their employers find a better balance between work and home responsibilities. There are three zones to explore: the parent zone, the employer zone and the awards zone. Address: PARENTS AT WORK 45 Beech St London EC2Y 8AD Tel: 020 7628 3565 Fax: 020 7628 3591 firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Concern at Workhttp://www.pcaw.co.ukPublic Concern at Work, founded in 1993, is the leading authority on public interest whistleblowing. It focuses on the responsibility of workers to raise concerns about malpractice, and the responsibility of those in charge to investigate and remedy such issues. Address: Public Concern at Work, Suite 306, 16 Baldwins Gardens, London, EC1N 7RJ, email: email@example.com
Radiation Protection Divisionhttp://www.hpa.org.uk/radiation/Part of the Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards, the Division carries out the Health Protection Agency’s work on ionising and non-ionising radiations.
Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)http://www.rospa.co.ukA registered charity that provides information, advice, resources and training, and promotes safety in all areas of life, including work.
Sheffield Occupational Health Advisory Service (SOHAS)http://www.sohas.co.ukSheffield Occupational Health Advisory Service (SOHAS) aims to prevent and alleviate the effects of occupational disease and injury and to enable those with limiting health problems to work. We provide information and advice for employed and unemployed people with work-related health problems. The service is free, personal, independent, confidential, promoting the well being of each individual and accessible to all, whether working, training, disabled, caring, unemployed or retired. Address: 3rd Floor Queens Building, 55 Queen Street, Sheffield S1 2DX - phone: +44 (0)114 275 5760; fax: +44 (0)114 249 1883; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)http://www.ccohs.caCanada's national centre for occupational health and safety information. It has a worldwide reputation as an innovative, expert occupational health and safety resource.
The Fleet Safety Forum: part of Brake - the road safety charityhttp://www.brake.org.ukThe Fleet Safety Forum is a division of Brake and produces independent, up-to-date information on how companies can manage their road risks. Subscribers to the Forum receive regular mailings including a newsletter on the latest fleet safety developments and initatives, information sheets on specific fleet safety issues, posters and leaflets on a range of road safety topics and invitations to attend conferences and workshops. More than 1,000 companies currently subscribe to the Forum. These incluse fleet managers, risk managers, personnel managers, driver trainers and insurers.
The Occupational Road Safety Alliancehttp://www.orsa.org.ukAn umbrella group of organisations dedicated to improving the management of occupational road risk. Mary Watkins of Prospect represents the TUC on the alliance.
TIGERhttp://www.tiger.gov.uk/Provided by the DTI, TIGER is a user-friendly guide through UK employment law. TIGER currently focuses on the National Minimum Wage but will expand to cover many aspects of employment law.
University of Edinburgh, Health, Environment and Workhttp://www.med.ed.ac.uk/hewUseful educational material in occupational health and medicine. One of the most useful of the UK health sites, with an extensive directory of links selected on the basis of educational or professional content.
US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/homepage.htmlThe National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is the Federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related disease and injury. The Institute is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)http://www.osha.govAn american organisation, OSHA's mission is to prevent work-related injuries, illnesses and deaths for every American worker. Since the agency was created in 1971, occupational deaths have been cut in half and injuries have declined by 40 percent.
workplacelaw.nethttp://www.workplacelaw.net/workplacelaw.net is an online resource for information on law in the workplace. The site includes up-to-date news on health and safety and employment law, and visitors can subscribe to a free fortnightly news roundup. The information on workplacelaw.net is contributed by leading law firms, journalists, and features extracts from the TUC's RISKS e-bulletin. Asset Information Ltd Freepost ANG 6147 Impington Cambridge CB3 4BL Tel. 01223 511902 Fax. 01223 511982 email@example.com
The British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS)http://www.bohs.orgAim of the society is to promote the science of occupational hygiene by raising awareness of the value of the speciality through education, information exchange, research and professional networking.
US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB)http://www.chemsafety.govAn independent US Federal agency that continuously monitors reports of chemical incidents that have occurred around the world.
Cuba Solidarity Campaignhttp://www.cuba-solidarity.org.ukThe Cuba Solidarity Campaign is the British campaign for the defence of Cuba and its peoples' right to self-determination and national sovereignty. c/o Unite Woodberry 218 Green Lanes London N4 2HB Tel. 020 7263 6452 Fax. 020 7561 0191 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ethical Trading Initiativehttp://www.ethicaltrade.orgThe ETI is an alliance of companies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and trade union organisations committed to working together to identify and promote good practice in the implementation of codes of labour practice, including the monitoring and independent verification of the observance of code provisions.
European Commission, forum on European Works Councils.http://forum.europa.eu.int/Public/irc/empl/Home/mainFree registration is needed to access the site.
European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditionshttp://www.eurofound.ieIn brief, the Foundation's role is to provide findings, knowledge and advice from comparative research managed in a European perspective, which respond to the needs of the key parties at EU level.
European Industrial Relations Observatory (EIRO)http://www.eiro.eurofound.ie/1998/07/study/TN9807201S.htmlFeature study 'The impact of European Works Councils'.
European Informaton - Guide to free Web sourceshttp://www.tuc.org.uk/euroinfoContains a list of key European information sources available free via the Internet. Each entry includes a brief description of key contents, together with a link to the relevant site. The list is provided by the TUC Information Service Email: email@example.com
European Movementhttp://www.euromove.org.ukThe European Movement argues that the European Union should be reformed to become more democratic and effective, and campaigns to ensure that Britain can play a full role in its development. Its members come from across the political spectrum. 2nd Floor 200 Buckingham Palace Road London SW1W 9TJ Tel. 020 7881 8989 Fax. 020 7881 8988
European Works Councils: cases of good practicehttp://www.conc.es/internacional/documents/cee_english.pdfReport of a multinational project involving the TUC with trade union colleagues from Spain (CC.OO Catalunya), France (Alpha Conseil) and Netherlands (FNV Formaat). Working with a group of EWC members, practical problems of EWC were identified, and many suggested solutions, based on their experiences, were identified. In English, Spanish and French
EWC Agreements on-linehttp://www.eurofound.ie/A searchable databse of full text European Works Councils Agreements, kept up to date by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, in Dublin
Global Unions and the Global Call To Action Against Povertyhttp://www.icftu.org/focus.asp?Issue=GCAPcampaign&Language=ENGlobal Union information including useful trade union specific campaign materials and fact sheets
International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU),http://www.icftu.org/The International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) was created in 1949, and has 234 affiliated organisations in 152 countries and territories on all five continents, with a membership of 148 million.
International Labour Organizationhttp://www.ilo.orgSite of the International Labour Organization, the UN system's only tripartite agency. With 187 member states, governments , trade unions and employers meet on the basis of parity. The ILO sets, promotes and supervises international labour standards, provides technical cooperation to constituents and is the UN's main repository of expertise about labour markets and decent work; workers' rights and conditions; social protection; social dialogue, industrial relations and labour law.
IUF - European Works Councilhttp://www.iuf.org/IUF, International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers' Associations, web site. Use search engine to find news on European Works Councils.
Justice for Colombiahttp://www.justiceforcolombia.orgColombia is the most dangerous country in the world in which to be a trade unionist and thousands of trade union members have been assassinated there in the past decade. Justice for Colombia is the TUC-backed coalition of forty national trade unions that supports the Colombian people and trade union movement in their efforts to win fundamental trade union and other human rights and their struggle for peace with social justice. JFC, 9 Arkwright Road, London, NW3 6AB Tel: 0207 794 3644 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Libertyhttp://www.liberty-human-rights.org.ukLiberty is a leading human rights organisation. Their Legal Advice Line is 020 7378 8659 which provides free, confidential advice to individuals. 21 Tabard Street London SE1 4LA Tel. 020 7403 3888 Fax. 020 7407 5354 email@example.com
MAKE POVERTY HISTORYhttp://www.makepovertyhistory.comMAKEPOVERTYHISTORY brings together a wide cross section of over 300 charities, campaigns, trade unions, faith groups and celebrities who are united by a common belief that 2005 offers a unprecedented opportunity for global change.
Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign (NSC)http://www.nicaraguasc.org.ukNicaragua Solidarity Campaign (NSC) works to address economic disadvantage in Nicaragua by channelling material and moral support to partner organisations and communities and building solidarity with these organisations and communities.
Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign Action Group (NSCAG)http://www.nicaraguasc.org.uk/nscagNicaragua Solidarity Campaign (and then NSCAG) has worked with trade unions both in the UK and in Nicaragua since the time of the Sandanista Revolution in 1979. We work to develop practical links between sister union to develop joint action around key issues such as CAFTA, privitisation and labour rights violations. The current focus of our work is our Linking Young Trade Unionists Project, building solidarity between young workers in the UK and Nicaragua.
TGWU Globalisation Education sitehttp://www.tgwu.org.uk/TGWUInternatEd/index.htmAn opportunity for T&G members and others to learn more about globalisation, international trade unionism, and questions of international development
Trade Justice Movementhttp://www.tradejusticemovement.org.ukThe Trade Justice Movement campaigns for fundamental change to the unjust rules and institutions governing international trade, so that trade is made to work for all. The TUC is a member of the Trade Justice Movement.
TUC letter to Royal Thai Embassy regarding Somyot Prueksakasemsukhttp://www.tuc.org.uk/tucfiles/506/Somyot_Prueksakasemsuk_letter.pdfTUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady has written to the Royal Thai Embassy to express the TUC’s outrage over the arrest and treatment of labour activist Somyot Prueksakasemsuk
War on Wanthttp://www.waronwant.orgWar on Want (registered office & head office) Fenner Brockway House 37-39 Great Guildford Street London SE1 OES (Tel) 020 7620 1111 (Fax) 020 7261 9291 (email) firstname.lastname@example.org
Workers' Health International Newshttp://www.hazards.org/news/Hazards is the only independent, union-friendly magazine to win major international awards. Workplace unions are your best hope for better, safer work - and Hazards provides the information and resources to make the union job easier. Hazards looks behind the company safety hype, and gives union answers to workplace problems. Using a global network of union safety correspondents, Hazards makes sure you have the best information available anywhere.
World Day for Decent Workhttp://www.wddw.org/On October 7 2008 the trade union movement is organising a World Day for Decent Work. This is an unparalleled opportunity for trade unions and organisations interested in Decent Work all around the world to join a broad global mobilisation involving a large number of people and a wide range of activities. A successful day will focus attention on the urgent need for a new globalisation. You’re welcome to join in!
Your Voice Against Povertyhttp://www.yourvoiceagainstpoverty.org.uk/The World Can’t Wait is a diverse group of organisations calling on the world’s leaders to meet their commitments to end poverty. We came together two years ago under the MAKEPOVERTYHISTORY banner and are determined to build on the work of this groundbreaking worldwide movement.
Stronger Unions - a blog from the TUC Organising Teamhttp://www.strongerunions.org/The TUC’s Organising & Recruitment Team works to support union efforts to meet the organising challenge and organise the next generation of union members and activists. This blog records the work of the Organising & Recruitment team and provides links to news and information related to union organising.
The School Governors' One-Stop Shophttp://www.sgoss.org.uk/is a small, limited company with charitable status which aims to recruit people with transferable skills from the world of work, to fill vacancies and to add value in schools in England where they are needed most.
TIGER - Tailored Interactive Guidance on Employment Rightshttp://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Diol1/EmploymentInteractiveTools/index.htmThis interactive tool, from Directgov, gives advice and guidance on employment rights, maternity and paternity rights, flexible working etc
TUC Activist Academyhttp://www.tuc.org.uk/organisation/index.cfm?mins=585The TUC Activist Academy is an exciting new initiative aimed at increasing the involvement of union reps in organising campaigns and assisting them in building stronger workplace unions.
UNIONREPS.orghttp://www.unionreps.org.uk/login.cfmUnionReps is a TUC community where you can discuss tips, techniques or problems with other union reps and has all the key online resources in one place.
Child wellbeing and income inequality in rich societieshttp://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/335/7629/1080A recent article in the 'British Medical Journal' shows that inequality harms children's wellbeing.
End Child Povertyhttp://www.endchildpoverty.org.uk/The campaign to End Child Poverty is working to eradicate child poverty in the United Kingdom. It brings together unions, charities, campaign groups, faith-groups and others concerned about the unacceptably high levels of child poverty in the UK. The TUC is an active member.
Fair and Square: Free school meals for all children in povertyhttp://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/fairandsquareMore than half of all school-age children living in poverty are not getting free school meals. These 1.2 million children may not be eating a single nutritious meal all day. The ‘Fair and Square’ campaign has a petition calling on the government to make sure the poorest children get the free school meals they need to thrive.
Government progress on child povertyhttp://www.dwp.gov.uk/publications/dwp/2007/autumnreport/In december the Government published their 'Autumn Performance Report', which showed that “Our commitment to eradicate child poverty by 2020 stands and while, as this report shows, there is much to be done we cannot and will not turn away from the challenge.”
Keep the Promisehttp://www.endchildpoverty.org.uk/promiseThe TUC is supporting End Child Poverty's 'Keep the Promise' campaign to hold the Government to their promise to halve child poverty by 2010 and end it by 2020.
Keeping Mumhttp://www.fawcettsociety.org.uk/index.asp?PageID=644Keeping Mum is the Fawcett Society’s campaign that exposes the links between women’s poverty and child poverty.
Make Child Benefit Count Campaignhttp://www.makechildbenefitcount.org/Child benefit and its predecessor, family allowances, are 60 years old this year. To mark this anniversary the Make Child Benefit Count campaign is calling on the Government to increase child benefit and ensure that younger children get the same rate as the oldest child.
Save Child Benefithttp://www.savechildbenefit.org.uk/The value of Child Benefit has been frozen until 2013/14, drastically cutting the amount families receive, and it will be taxed away from families in a complex and deeply unfair way. Save Child Benefit brings together individuals and organisations opposed to these changes.
The Learning Disability Coalitionhttp://www.learningdisabilitycoalition.org.uk/We are a supporter of The Learning Disability Coalition - where organisations work together to ensure that there is enough public funding for people with a learning disability to have the same chances and choices as everyone else.
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