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Union Issues

Strong unions matter, which is why the TUC assists unions, through the Organising Academy, to build membership, improve workplaces and speak with authority on behalf of working people and their families.

Strong unions are created by investing in organising; thinking about our resources, how we represent members and develop reps and stewards.

For more information on what we're up to day to day, you can read our blog, Stronger Unions or you can contact the team on organisingacademy@tuc.org.uk

Stronger Unions Blog
Stronger Unions is a news and comment blog about the UK trade union movement, managed by the TUC. We aim to be a central resource on the web for people wanting to find out about what unions are doing, and a community for people to contribute their own thoughts on developments for our movement.

The Labour shadow energy Minister Tom Greatrex MP was the keynote speaker, focusing on the rights and responsibilities of trade union reps in building sustainable workplaces. We launched new findings from the Labour Research Department’s study of the “union effect” on greening the workplace . It was our 10th annual...
21 July 2014
Organising Academy Advanced Certificate in Organising course In June, participants from ATL, CSP, CWU, Equity, the MU, NASUWT, NUT, Prospect, PCS completed the Organising Academy’s 12 day course on Advanced Organising. During this time, participants studied three key areas of organising work; strategic campaigns which focuses on how to craft...
16 July 2014
The Union effect, the latest greenworkplace report from the TUC, bring together the latest evidence of on the benefits of joint union/management "green" initiatives at work.
11 July 2014
The Wales TUC would like to hear from you with your nominations for the 2014 Rep of the Year Awards.
09 July 2014
This booklet contains all the resolutions which were passed at the Trades Union Councils Annual Conference held this year on 14th and 15th June in Cardiff.
08 July 2014
Report and key findings from the TUC's survey of trade union led greenworkplace projects in 2012, undertaken for the TUC by the Labour Research Department. The report includes best practice case studies in energy savings, resource efficiency, recycling, waste management and green travel plans.
20 June 2014
On 23 January 2014 government launched an 8 week consultation on plans which could lead to the break up and privatisation of HM Land Registry. The Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) organised a campaign to save our land registry from closure. Government proposals suggested the break-up of the current...
16 June 2014
This independent consultants report by Orion Innovations for the NUM and TUC is a rescue plan for UK Coal. The report makes the case for the government to apply for EU State Aid to avoid the closure of 2 of the UK’s 3 remaining deep coal mines. This would save...
10 June 2014
On 5 June nurses, radiographers, doctors, physiotherapists, paramedics, hospital cleaners and other NHS staff gathered across hospitals in Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle, Middlesbrough and Sunderland in protest, angry that their pay is still being capped – despite the economic recovery. NHS workers are also having to deal with the detrimental impact...
09 June 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...
06 June 2014