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The TUC's Northern region staff represent the TUC by supporting TUC campaigns and objectives and seeking the views of trade unions in the region. Here you can find out more about us, our work and our campaigns.

Nanofibres – the next Asbestos?

Figure 1: L-R, Jude Kirton-Darling, Edwin Jeffries, Vicki StoneUnion health and safety reps gathered at Newcastle Civic Centre on Tuesday 1st April to discuss the health and safety implications involved in the production and use of nanomaterials.

Attendees were welcomed by Edwin Jeffries, Secretary of the Northern TUC Health and Safety Forum who introduced the first speaker, Vicki Stone, Professor of Toxicology, Director of Nanosafety Research Group, Heriot-Watt University. Read full report.

Reclaim the Night comes to Newcastle

Beth Farhat with a young supporterOver 100 women, men, children (and a few four legged friends) gathered at Old Eldon Square in Newcastle City Centre on Saturday 23rd November to support the seventh annual Reclaim the Night event organised by the Northern TUC Women’s Group. Welcoming attendees squeezing into the Pandon Room, Clare Williams, Chair of the Northern TUC Women’s Group remarked on the fantastic turn-out saying that to achieve more equality we need to build the biggest alliances collectively on


Northern TUC Regional Campaign Plan 2013-2015Campaign Plan Logo

The Northern TUC enjoys the benefit of well organised, cohesive, broad and deep engagement from a wide range of trade unions in the north east and Cumbria.

The Regional Campaign Plan seeks to support workers in struggle and to enable trade unions to continue to be a progressive force for good, making real and positive difference to working people in the region.

The average trade union member in the private sector earns £53 a week more than workers who are not members of unions. As there are some really big earners at the top of the private sector in industries such as finance, the union pay premium is even starker when measured...
21 April 2014
Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird today announced her delight that the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and Northumbria Police are now accredited Living Wage employers. The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently by the Centre for Social Policy at Loughborough University and updated annually...
15 April 2014
Last week marked the end of the TUC’s Fair Pay...
14 April 2014
Union health and safety reps gathered at Newcastle Civic Centre...
07 April 2014
Probation under Threat Probation officers have a very important job...
07 April 2014
Benefits Advice for people affected by Cancer In conjunction with...
03 April 2014