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TUC Leading Change Programme 2016/17
The TUC launched ‘Leading Change’, a training and development programme aimed at senior trade union officers in leadership positions in 2004. Since its launch, over 150 senior union officers have completed the programme. The programme, which will be delivered in partnership with the Birkbeck University and the Labor...
21 July 2016 to 17 February 2017
Income Tax and National Insurance Contributions: TUC seminar
Income tax and NICs are the main deductions from workers’ wages and little-discussed policies can have a major impact on our members’ take-home pay. Last year the digitalisation of income tax was begun and the government is engaged in an ongoing simplification process led by the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) which includes the alignment of income tax and NICs. Last year the TUC held a successful seminar that contributed to our submission to a consultation on the tax/NI...
28 September 2016
Austerity has failed! Demonstrate with us at the Conservative Party Conference. October 2
Demonstrate with us at the Conservative Party Conference Join the Midlands TUC’s march and rally at the Conservative Party Conference on Sunday 2nd October to tell the Government that austerity isn’t working. Sunday 2nd October Assemble: 11.30am Victoria Square, Birmingham, B1 1BD Speakers Dave Prentis, UNISON General Secretary Tim Roache, GMB General Secretary Owen Jones, Writer & Guardian columnist More to be confirmed  
02 October 2016
150 years of Trades Councils - Public Rally
Come to our public rally to celebrate 150 years of Trades Councils, that put trade unions at the heart of our local communities.  You are invited to join us to celebrate the role of trade unions in our community and to mark the launch of the Greater Manchester Law Centre. Speakers include: Matt Wrack, General Secretary of the Fire Brigades Union John Hendy QC Rebecca Long-Bailey MP, Salford & Eccles The bar will be open after the rally for drinks and networking....
08 October 2016
TUC unionlearn Regional Learning and Skills Event
The government has introduced a number of significant skills reforms which will have a direct impact on the workforce and employers’ resources. This event will provide an overview of the proposals and highlight the opportunities and challenges for unions to support the development of high quality skills which will benefit the workforce and employers, in particular around apprenticeships and English & maths. The event will promote a range of materials that will help union...
12 October 2016
Gender and Occupational Safety and Health
The theme for the next Northern TUC Health and Safety Forum is Gender and Occupational Safety and Health. Provisional agenda below: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): One size does not fit all – presentation on findings from a recent survey undertaken by Prospect to review women’s experience of wearing PPE. Sue Ferns, Deputy General Secretary of Prospect Sexual Harassment at Work – Scarlet Harris, TUC National Policy Officer Gender and Occupational Safety and...
18 October 2016
South West TUC Pensioners' Annual Conference
Organised by an elected committee of retired trade unionists, this conference provides an opportunity for delegates to consider the priority issues facing pensioners. Trade unions bring security and a better way of life to working people and those who have retired. Who should attend? The Pensioners Conference is open to all trade union pensioners. To attend as a voting delegate and be entitled to speak to a motion you will need to be endorsed by your own union or trades union council....
20 October 2016
Building Stronger Unions in the North West
Come along to the first Organising Conference hosted by the North West TUC, to hear from academics, experts and policy officers about the challenges we face as a union movement and more importantly, how we make our trade unions stronger and more vibrant.  There will be discussion, workshops and skill sessions to talk, listen, think and do on a range of topics including: Union Membership Union Reps and Resources Young Workers Collective Bargaining Digital Campaigning...
22 October 2016
Young Workers & Austerity
17 November 2016 to 18 November 2016
Midlands TUC Reps Awards Night
The fifth Midlands TUC Reps Awards Night is being held on Friday 18 November 2016 at the iconic Trent Bridge Cricket Ground in Nottingham.  It is an opportunity for us to celebrate what our lay representatives do.  None of them are paid officials, none of them embark on what they do with some vain hope of awards, recognition or pay.  They do it with one principle - they believe in it.  That is why, under the umbrella of the TUC, we hold an evening where we can get those...
18 November 2016