Southern and Eastern TUC

About Southern and Eastern TUC

SERTUC, the Southern & Eastern Region of the TUC, is the largest of the TUC's six English regions and covers three of the former government regions: London, the South East, and East of England. Over two million trades unionists live and work within the region.

The Regional Council is appointed annually by affiliates and county associations of trades councils and meets four times a year to discuss both how to achieve policy determined at the national Trades Union Congress and to make specific policies on regional issues. At its Annual General Meeting, it elects officers and an Executive Committee that meets monthly.

Affiliated trade unions and county associations also nominate to SERTUC's industrial and equality subgroups who use their industrial and life experience to inform the activities of the Regional Council.

The SERTUC office administers the Regional Council, delivers services to affiliates, represents the TUC in relations with public bodies, and campaigns for Congress policies.

Decent Jobs Week: 15-21 December 2014

Decent Jobs Week:15-21 December 2014
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. From 15 to 21 December, the TUC is organising Decent Jobs Week, a series of events across England and Wales that will raise awareness about Britain’s jobs’ crisis. Find out what is happening in your area and join the campaign for decent jobs, fairly paid.​

Truth, lies and migrants: a guide to population and migration

SERTUC booklet available online HERE

The plain truth about economics

New resources from SERTUC are available at http://sertucresources.wordpress.com 

The site includes links to SERTUC's general publications, but was specifically established to provide an easy and ongoing link to a new series of "plain truth" guides to counter the lies and hogwash from this government on its economic policies - the first two explain the "debt" and the "deficit" - essential reading for all activists.

Project ICARUS report

During 2012 SERTUC worked with seven other regional trade union confederations from France, Germany, Italy, Romania and Spain. The ICARUS project (Information and Consultation Approaches of Research coordinating good Union Standards) developed methods and tools to help promote better work between trade union reps, European Works Council reps, and trade union officials.

A short report is available here with full details on the ICARUS website www.icaruspartecipation.eu

During 2012, SERTUC worked with seven other regional trade union confederations from France, Germany, Italy, Romania and Spain. The ICARUS project (Information and Consultation Approaches of Research coordinating good Union Standards) developed methods and tools to help promote better work between trade union reps, European Works Council reps, and trade union officials.

A short report is available here with full details on the ICARUS website.

Swimming against the tide

Swimming against the tide (PDF), SERTUC's ninth survey of equality in trade unions, is now available.

SERTUC Annual Report

SERTUC Annual Report 2014 (PDF), SERTUC's annual report, is now available.

Monday 9 March 2015, Annual SERTUC/ACAS Conference for trade union officers and ACAS staff covering the eastern counties
24 November 2014
Photo by: Stephen Russell On Saturday 25 October the CGIL demonstrated against the government’s proposal to weaken employment rights. The proposed amendments to the Workers’ Statute (in place for 40 years) would remove the right of workers who have been fired unfairly to be reinstated. Whilst the SERTUC Regional Council...
27 October 2014
As many as two-hundred thousand civil servants could be on...
15 October 2014
SERTUC sends its solidarity greetings to union members working in...
13 October 2014
SERTUC was pleased to support PCS reps at the Victoria...
02 September 2014
On Thursday 28 August, the TUC signed a renewed co-operation...
01 September 2014