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SERTUC: Thinking and Talking About: Reframing Racism in the Labour Market
The TUC is a partner in a project with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation to look at recent research on ethnicity and poverty, and the need for a new narrative on race equality. This session will examine the current narrative on race equality and how it undermines trade unionists’ and anti-racism activists’ attempts to combat racial inequality in the labour market, at work and in the community. For example, think about the way much of the media stereotypes some people as lazy,...
25 June 2016
Speaking up for Public Services: Education Forum
As the hundreds of thousands of union members working in schools, the millions of parents, children, and the many governors know this government is making a monumental mess of our children's education. This is not only a disaster for those who work in the sector, but causes misery for pupils and their parents. It is unforgivable for the government to gamble with children's futures in pursuit of political experiments. How do we ensure an education system that works for all?...
25 June 2016
Pension v ISA: what future for workplace saving?
The coming year will be pivotal for the future of UK retirement savings with a major review of automatic enrolment and the launch of a potential rival to workplace pensions in the Lifetime ISA. On June 27, the TUC is to set out its proposals for the future of automatic enrolment with the publication of a report Unfinished Business: where now for workplace pensions? It continues the long-standing campaign by the trade union movement to secure decent retirement provision for all workers....
27 June 2016
Bite Size Briefing: Asbestos - The Hidden Killer
This interactive session for reps is designed to provide an insight into the risks from and the requirement to manage asbestos in schools.  Asbestos, ‘the hidden killer’ is present in over three-quarters of schools. It can be found almost anywhere in the fabric of a building, and is impossible to determine by sight. The briefing will cover the following and be delivered by Wayne Bates, Joint Union Asbestos Committee.         Common...
18 July 2016
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
Congress 2016
The policy making body of the TUC is the annual Congress which meets for four days each year during September. Each affiliated union can send delegates to Congress - the larger the union, the more it can send. At Congress 'motions' (resolutions for debate) are proposed and discussed. These form the basis of the TUC's work for the next year.
11 September 2016 to 14 September 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