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The Trades Union Councils' 2014 to 2015 programme of work,
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Despite health and safety being a prime activity for unions,

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.


Workers Memorial Day Remembrance Service & Wreath Laying Ceremony in Hartlepool. Confirmed speakers are:- Hugh Scullion, General Secretary, CSEU Fintan Hurley, Scientific Director, Institute of Occupational Medicine Glen Williams, Chair, UNISON Service Group Executive Special Guest :- Trevor Burdon (bereaved family member) will be saying a few words prior to...
30 January 2015
This conference takes place on Friday, 27th February at Congress House. The conference, called by the TUC National Unemployed Workers Centres Consultative Committee, aims to bring together trade unionists and the TUC unemployed workers centres - to challenge the consensus narrative on Welfare and develop the agenda for a fight-back...
29 January 2015
Meet at the Park Gates , Park Road, Chorley on 24 th of April 2015 , at 5:50pm A memorial service to remember workers that have lost their lives because of the world of work. Please bring your flags and banners Contact: Steve on 07838402614
26 January 2015
TUC Aid is supporting the Federation of Somali Trade Unions (FESTU) in its efforts to improve pay and working conditions of informal sector workers in Somalia through a project launched in December 2014.
23 January 2015
TUC shale gas briefing: Fracking and workers’ health and safety issues Many of the safety issues relating to hydraulic fracking for shale gas are the same as for any gas extraction. However there are key differences, for example, in the UK, most gas extraction has been off-shore while it is...
20 January 2015
Responding to manifesto proposals announced tonight (Friday) by the Conservative Party on thresholds for public sector strike ballots, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The Conservatives know that this threshold will effectively end the right to strike in the public sector. No democracy elsewhere in the world has this kind...
09 January 2015
Pics pf 2014 Mids TUC Reps Awards Night
20 December 2014
Organising and Networking Using Social Media - a kick-starter for trade union reps and officers This hands-on workshop will show you how to relase the power of social media without spending hours a day doing it. You know that many trade unionists are already using social media to raise their...
26 November 2014
The TUC invites nomuinations from unions for the second TUC Youth Campaign Award
18 November 2014
Commenting ahead of the four-day strike by firefighters in England over government-imposed changes to their pension scheme, the TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady today (Thursday) said: “Once again the government is showing its contempt for public service workers. Evidence warns that raising the normal retirement age for firefighters would lead...
30 October 2014

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