Member Trustees

Share this page

Welcome to the Member Trustee Network website.

Member Trustee Network logo

The TUC Member Trustee Network is here to provide support to trustees to enable them to carry out their duties professionally and effectively. Through the Network you can receive regular updates on regulatory and investment issues, a quarterly newsletter, access to training and conferences, and the opportunity to meet and talk with fellow member trustees at other funds. The Network currently covers 1,000 participants.

The TUC encourages all trade union member trustees to participate in the Network. If you are a member but your fellow member trustees are not, please encourage them to join too.

This issue includes an update on four key pieces of legislation affecting pensions recently passed or currently going through parliament, including the increase in the state pension age and introduction of collective defined contribution (CDC) schemes. It also has information on the TUC conference ‘The ABC of CDC’ on 21st...
07 January 2015
This issue updates you on a number of subjects including the Chancellor’s surprise Budget announcement overhauling how people can access pension savings, the Pensions Regulator’s new DB funding code and the threat that the draft IORP Directive from the European Commission poses to lay trustee governance
02 September 2014
This issue covers a range of subjects including including an update on stewardship; the Law Commission consultation on the Fiduciary Duties of Investment Intermediaries; the DC code of practice; the DWP paper on defined ambition pensions; Pensions Ombudsman cases and climate change as an issue for trustees.
07 May 2014
Commenting on the decision today (Tuesday) by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) not to refer the defined contribution (DC) pensions market to the Competition Commission, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
11 February 2014
The conference on 26 November reflected on a significant year for pensions, which saw the first wave of employers implement automatic enrolment. 2013 also saw a flurry of initiatives from government, including final proposals for the single-tier state pension and abolition of earnings-related state pensions and contracting out; and Steve...
17 December 2013
A survey of the voting and engagement records and processes of institutional investors.
25 November 2013
Welcome to the Autumn edition of the TUC's trustee newsletter. This is an exciting time for the trade union movement, as unions begin to put their money where their mouth is on pension funds and responsible investment with Trade Union Share Owners. It's also an exceptionally busy time as the...
28 August 2013
This document sets out voting and engagement guidelines for trade union funds with investments in equities to use at company AGMs.
26 March 2013
The TUC and its two largest affiliated unions, Unite and UNISON, are today (Tuesday) launching Trade Union Share Owners – a new group which aims to put union values at the heart of the world of corporate governance, with a new approach to the way in which their investments are...
26 March 2013
Commenting on the latest pension trend figures, published today by the Office for National Statistics, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:
22 February 2013