Northern TUC

Welcome to the website of the Northern TUC

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.

Support public service workers taking one-day strike action for fair pay

Industrial action - 10 July

Equality Awards 2014

Equality Awards 2014

We are proud once again to be sponsoring the TUC-Unionlearn Award. This award is about giving the work of affiliated trade union officers, activists and members a platform to demonstrate how valuable their contribution is to the equality and diversity agenda. The winner of this award will be the Union Representative or trade union organisation/project who has proactively and demonstrably promoted equality for members in the workplace and/or beyond. Closing date for nominations is 25 July 2014. To download an application form and for more information, please visit North East Equality Awards 2014.


Northern TUC Regional Campaign Plan 2013-2015

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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.

Women are disadvantaged in the labour market; rising levels of female unemployment in the UK are even worse for women in the North East. Nationally, women’s unemployment has been over one million since 2010. In September 2011, the North East female unemployment rate hit double figures for the first time...
21 July 2014
Last weekend saw the 130th Durham Miners Gala, or the ‘big meeting’ as it’s known. The popularity of the Gala has grown and grown in recent years, it is literally the biggest trade union gathering in Europe, with over 100,000 trade unionists descending on the Cathedral and University city that...
14 July 2014
The economy might be growing again, but across the UK...
07 July 2014
In just a generation, there has been a profound change...
01 July 2014
Let us think about the realities facing our younger generation...
23 June 2014
On 23 January 2014 government launched an 8 week consultation...
16 June 2014