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This report outlines the effects of the last four years
A guide for workplace representatives There is a higher proportion

The TUC campaigns for decent employment rights, and helps unions make the most of advances in employment protection. This is where you can find our policy briefings and expert advice on employment law for unions. You can find older material by using the search facilities. To find out whether the law can help you, visit our special your rights at work area.

Shadow Public Health Minister, Luciana Berger MP, last week visited three of the TUC’s Digital Hubs to see the work that is being done by the project to improve the basic digital skills of thousands of Liverpool residents. The digital hubs project is facilitated by the North West TUC and...
08 July 2014
Members of UNISON, GMB, NUT, PCS and Unite are taking industrial action. FBU and RMT members are also on strike in disputes over pensions and working conditions. Unions will be organizing picket lines to ensure a strong turnout and to support the action there will be local rallies across the...
08 July 2014
Number 661 - 5 July 2014 Risks is the TUC's weekly online bulletin for safety reps and others. To receive this bulletin every week, click here . Past issues are available . Disclaimer and Privacy Editor : Rory O'Neill of Hazards magazine. Comments to the TUC at healthandsafety@tuc.org.uk Contents UNION...
03 July 2014
Organisers and Trade Union negotiators have cause to celebrate today as ILO Convention C098, better known as the Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention 1949 , was adopted sixty five years ago in Geneva, Switzerland. This protected workers in countries who were members of the International Labour Organisation, binding...
01 July 2014
From today (Monday) all employees who’ve been in their jobs for more than half a year have the right to ask their employers if they can work flexibly.
30 June 2014
GreenWorkplaces News l Green reps conference – 11 July l Stockport UNISON secures green agreement l Scottish library reps get the bug l PCS push green agenda l Biodiversity – going green in Prospect l Natural England members l Union advantage l Unions4Climateaction l UNISON’s energy review l Shale: the...
27 June 2014
Number 660 - 28 June 2014 Risks is the TUC's weekly online bulletin for safety reps and others. To receive this bulletin every week, click here . Past issues are available . Disclaimer and Privacy Editor : Rory O'Neill of Hazards magazine. Comments to the TUC at healthandsafety@tuc.org.uk Contents UNION...
26 June 2014
Preventing employers from insisting that their zero-hours staff are only allowed to work for them will be good news for some employees, but the government needs to go much further if the widespread abuse of these kind of contracts is to be stamped out, says the TUC today (Wednesday).
25 June 2014
Let us think about the realities facing our younger generation. We’ve recently seen a big leap in the number of young people out of work for six months or more. And those who are lucky enough to find work are often working far below their skill level – often in...
23 June 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

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