The trades union council movement has never had a logo it can call its own so we thought it was about time it did.
Trades union councils are on the up not just in terms of numbers - 47 new trades union councils in the last two years - but also in terms of greater activism and a higher profile in their local communities, working with anti-cuts campaigns to defend jobs and services and to argue for the alternative. Trades union councils played a major part in the success of the demonstrations in March and November last year and again on 20 October.
The logo will be sent out to trades union councils with simple guidance on the best way to use it but you can also download the artwork at the bottom of the page. All trades union councils are encouraged to include the logo in their printed and campaigning materials.
The TUCJCC wanted something that people inside and outside the union movement would instantly recognise as meaning trades union council. So it asked trades union councils to design one.
Carla Paillard from Merseyside County Association of Trades Union Councils entered the winning design. So £50 of book tokens are on their way to her while Merseyside receives £200. The three runners up were from Dorchester, Southampton and Wolverhampton. Congratulations to all.
See the winning design - from the original hand-drawn concept to the final logo.
Our thanks to Bob Crow, RMT General Secretary, Andy Wheatley from the design company Rima Design (www.rimadesign.com) and Rob Sanders, from the TUC's Campaigns and Communications Department, who acted as our judging panel. Thanks to Andy who also worked-up the entries to a finished standard.
The Trades Union Council logo is available to download in a variety of formats below. Please refer to the logo guidelines before using the logo.
Briefing document (300 words) issued 23 Oct 2012
This page http://www.tuc.org.uk/union/tuc-21560-f0.cfm
printed 20 May 2013 at 02:42 hrs by 188.8.131.52