About the Midlands TUC
The Midlands TUC works with regional unions in delivering TUC campaigns and objectives as well as representing the views of trade unions to organisations and stakeholders across the Midlands .
Fair Pay Fortnight: Feb 16 - March 1
From 16 February to 1 March 2015 the TUC is running Fair Pay Fortnight, a series of events across the country that will raise awareness about Britain’s cost of living crisis.
Working people in the UK are seeing their living standards squeezed harder and harder every year. The cost of energy, food and housing is soaring but wages aren’t keeping up.
People have lost over £4,000 since 2009 and while jobs may be returning to the economy they’re increasingly low paid, low hours and low security.
That’s why we’re running Fair Pay Fortnight and that’s why Britain needs a pay rise
Decent Jobs Week: 15-20 December
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.
Midlands TUC Reps Awards Night - November 28
On November 28th 270 trade unionists, employers and politicians came together to celebrate the work and achievement of trade union reps in the region
The Midlands TUC also provides the home for unionlearn in the region. Unionlearn provides a programme of accredited courses for trade union representatives whilst also promoting learning opportunities for trade union members. Visit unionlearn at: www.unionlearn.org.uk