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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 & Worklife programme at Harvard University, is a comprehensive package of training, discussion and support spread across four modules delivered over a 9 month period...
21 July 2016 to 17 February 2017
Last chance for spring term - Shrewsbury Trade Union Education Centre
Looking to fill the Union Reps 1 at Shrewsbury Trade Union Education Centre. Starting 9 January 2017.
04 January 2017 to 22 January 2017
TUC and Equal Opportunities Review, Discrimination Law Conference 2017
This high profile annual conference gives trade unions, law centres, CABx and other voluntary organisations the chance to hear from the leading barristers on the latest legislative developments and landmark equality cases. Speakers for 2017 Keynote Address Judge Shona Simon Pregnancy, maternity and parental rights Rachel Crasnow QC Discrimination because of religion or belief and sexual orientation discrimination Robin Allen QC Equal pay and age...
20 January 2017
Unionlearn Supporting Learners Event
Featuring guest speakers, updates from unionlearn on workplace learning and examples from Union Learning Representatives (ULRs) and unions on their work on Learning and Skills, ULRs, officers and reps are invited to get together for the day and exchange their experiences and ideas. With activities planned on supporting learners, initial learner assessments, social media, online learning, and more there’ll be something for all ULRs and reps on the programme. Please book early to...
31 January 2017
TUC-IDR joint seminar - After the EU vote: prospects for negotiations over pay and conditions
The outlook for the UK economy has altered in the wake of the vote to leave the EU. What does this mean for trade union negotiators? Come and take part in a one-day seminar with expert speakers on a range of key topics, drawn from across the trade union movement and beyond. Programme 08.45 Registration and coffee/tea 09.15 Opening remarks from the Chair - Gail Cartmail, Assistant General Secretary, Unite 09:30 Introductory address - Paul Nowak, Deputy General Secretary, TUC...
01 February 2017
People and pensions: a decent retirement for all
Virtually all aspects of pensions will come under scrutiny in 2017. We can expect the outcome of a review of state pension age, a Green Paper on defined benefit pensions, and a review of automatic enrolment. But despite all this activity we are far from ensuring that all workers will receive adequate incomes in retirement. It is therefore vital that trade unionists remain a strong and informed voice on pensions issues. The TUC pensions conference taking place at Congress House in...
01 February 2017
Stand Up to Racism Trade Union Conference
The 2016 TUC Congress expressed concern over the rise in racism following the vote to leave the European Union and called on the TUC to organise a trade union anti-racism march. The General Council decided that in order to maximise support for such a demonstration the TUC should support and co-ordinate trade union efforts to mobilise for the UN day match and rally which the TUC and trade unions have supported since its inception in 2012. The TUC are working with Stand up to Racism to...
04 February 2017
Unionlearn Supporting Learners Conference
Featuring guest speakers, updates from unionlearn on workplace learning and examples from ULRs and unions on their work on Learning and Skills, ULRs, officers and reps are invited to get together for the day and exchange their experiences and ideas. With activities planned on supporting learners, initial learner assessments, social media, online learning and more there’ll be something for all ULRs and reps on the programme. Please book early to guarantee your place. This event is...
07 February 2017
Union learning and skills in post-Brexit Cornwall
Cornwall, as one of the poorest counties in the UK, has received a lot of EU cash including money to support learning initiatives and skill development. What will happen after Brexit? Cornwall’s leaders are pressing the Government to guarantee the money that comes from the EU. This event will hear updates on this and learn about other union initiatives around learning and skills including exciting new plans for on-line rep training that will suit those who find it difficult to attend...
10 February 2017
SERTUC Public Services Committee Health Conference - Saturday 25 February 2017
SERTUC Public Services Committee Health Conference NHS in Crisis – How do we sustain its future? Guest Speakers to be confirmed The NHS is facing an ever worsening financial situation right across the SERTUC Region. That can only mean more cuts to services and staff. Congress 2016 called on TUC affiliates to: make the case for increased...
25 February 2017