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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
WEBINAR: National Living Wage - Are your members getting National Living Wage?
Join this free webinar on 18 January 2017, 1.00-2.00pm HMRC and the TUC are working together to help you know what to look for when workers are not being paid the right amount of National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage. We are currently offering a new joint webinar with HMRC that offers you the chance to find out about the most common errors employers make, what help and support is available and how a worker can make a complaint. The webinar will also cover the importance of your...
18 January 2017
Women's Rights Committee celebrate: Mary Quaile Activist, Agitator and Trades Unionist - Wednesday 18 January 2017
Unlike the Pankhurst’s and Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Quaile’s life reflected the experience of many millions of working-class women at the beginning of the 20th century. Leaving school aged 12, she took up unskilled work as a domestic and cafe worker. But she grew up at a time of great change for working-class women. Locally and nationally, the Suffragettes were breaking all the rules about how women should live their lives. A burgeoning trade union movement, with activists...
18 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

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