2014 is set to be a challenging year for working people and the trade union movement – rising prices, shrinking pay packets, and unemployment rates that are still far too high, especially for younger workers. The government looks increasingly out of touch with the concerns of ordinary people, ignoring the deepening living standards crisis that not only hurts families and communities, but in the long run damages the economy too.
It is against this backdrop that the trade union movement will come together, in Liverpool in September this year, to debate, discuss and decide how we can take action and organise to defend the people we represent and set out a vision for a better way.
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The 2014 survey of union structures, policies and services relating to equality, featuring a response rate covering 95 per cent of the TUC’s 5.6 million British trade union members. The results, which can be compared with those from the 2011 audit, provide important reading for all member unions.