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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.

Talks the right language on migrant rights New online guides from the TUC will help combat the exploitation of migrant workers, the union body has said. ‘Working in the UK’ is available in 13 languages, including Polish, Bulgarian and Romanian. The TUC says it provides workers with information and guidance...
30 January 2015
Unite rolls out its drivers’ charter Transport workers’ union Unite is demanding for a fair deal for HGV drivers amid warnings they are being forced to put themselves and the public at risk by working more than a “whopping” 60 hours a week. Low pay and rising demands from employers...
30 January 2015
The aim of this TUC survey is to get an indication of how many workers are exposed to substances in the workplace that could injure them or make them ill, and whether employers are taking appropriate action to remove them or prevent exposure. Many think of hazardous substances as being...
30 January 2015
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
Number 688 - 31 January 2015 Risks is the TUC's weekly online bulletin for safety reps and others. Sign up to receive this bulletin every week. 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 NEWS TUC talks...
28 January 2015
At a time when most shares in Britain are held overseas and any one share is held, on average, for just a matter of months, shareholders can no longer be the sole stewards of the long‐term interests of a company. We will only see sustainable economic growth if we create...
26 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
Cotton gloves treatment gives machinist dermatitis A machine operator who was provided the wrong gloves by his employer contracted occupational dermatitis as a result. Unite member Graham Taylor, from Telford, worked at Mahle Filter Systems where he welded components and dipped seals in ‘P80 solution’. The firm gave the 62-year-old...
23 January 2015
Unite launches asbestos awareness campaign Unite members who think they’ve been exposed to asbestos are being urged to join the union’s asbestos register. The call forms a part of the union’s new campaign to raise awareness about “the silent killer”. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) says past exposure to...
23 January 2015

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