The unionlearn website contains a wealth of information and advice to help union learning reps be more effective in the workplace. The site has key materials, resources and publications, many of which are free and an online course directory lists a wide range of specialist training courses for union reps and officers.
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Being a rep can be a lonely job, with 40% of unionised workplaces having just one person to cover the role. This online community brings together thoursands of reps from nearly all of the TUC's unions, who use the discussion boards to swap ideas and get help and support on their daily work as a rep.
workSMART from the TUC is a one stop shop for everything to do with your job – from legal briefings to careers guidance. It's a useful bookmark for anyone with a question about their legal rights, health and pensions issues.
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Going To Work
The campaign action network from the TUC. Join with us to take action online around the union movement's core issues of economic and social justice and international solidarity.
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PayWizard is a free salary checker service, letting you compare your earnings against what other people get for the same job An online survey lets users enter their own information, which is fed back into the database, constantly improving its accuracy. The more people use it, the better it will get.
Unionprofessionals is an online support service that enables people working for UK unions to exchange news, views, ideas and best practice.
Union Learning Fund
The Union Learning Fund (ULF) provides funding to help trade unions use their influence with employers, employees and others to encourage greater take-up of learning at work, and boost their capacity as learning organisations.
Website of the Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum, which tells the harrowing tale of the Martyrs arrest, trial and punishment, leading to the foundation of modern day trade unionism
The online community for UK trade union education practitioners brought to you by unionlearn with TUC Education
The Union Makes Us Strong: TUC History Online is a partnership initiative between London Metropolitan University and the Trades Union Congress with digitised photo and document resources from Trade Union history.
A polish language website, run by the TUC in partnership with Citizens Advice and Solidarnosc which explains the rights workers can expect at work, from the minimum wage and working time to holiday entitlement and sick pay; information about social issues such as housing and health; and guidance about what living and working in the UK is really like.
A portuguese language website, run by the TUC in partnership with Citizens Advice and CGTP which explains the rights workers can expect at work, from the minimum wage and working time to holiday entitlement and sick pay; information about social issues such as housing and health; and guidance about what living and working in the UK is really like.
Set within an architecturally-renowned listed modernist building, Congress Centre has recently benefited from a £4.2 million refurbishment and is now one of central London’s leading conference and events venues, ideally located in the heart of the West End.
The union learning Climbing Frame is an interactive web-based tool, developed for Union Learning Reps to help support learners and promote learning in the workplace. The website provides up-to-date information and advice for ULRs about a broad range of learning opportunities. Information can be accessed quickly and easily with useful text, downloadable documents and recommended websites. In addition, ULRs can keep an ongoing record of who they are working with and where they are heading. ULRS can help learners set goals and generate actions which are captured in an Action Plan and on the Climbing Frame grid. They can then utilise the information they store to produce a variety of reports.
Community Day is a campaign by leading voluntary sector organisations for a new bank holiday, one dedicated to communities and volunteering.
NHS Together brings together all the health unions (including those who are not affiliated to the TUC - the BMA, RCN and RCM) together with the TUC to defend the NHS.
Speak Up For Public Services
Speak up for Public Services brings together the TUC public services unions to call for fair pay in the public sector.
The TUC’s Organising & Recruitment Team works to support union efforts to meet the organising challenge and organise the next generation of union members and activists. This blog records the work of the Organising & Recruitment team and provides links to news and information related to union organising.
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This is an informal blog by TUC staff about policy issues that are in the news, or ought to be. This blog covers public policy and closely connected topics.
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Issued: 5 April, 2013