About the Midlands TUC
The Midlands TUC works with regional unions in delivering TUC campaigns and objectives as well as representing the views of trade unions to organisations and stakeholders across the Midlands
May Day pics from around the region
Norwegian trade union. Industri Energi delegation visit to Midlands
At the end of April, a delegation from the Norwegian trade union, Industri Energi, visited the Midlands. Industri Energi has 60,000 members and is one of the biggest in Norway. The union organises oil and gas, electro chemical production, plastics and several other areas. The delegation came to the Midlands to discuss organising and the challenges facingworking people in the UK and how we can both learn from each other..
Chesterfield May Day Rally
Workers Memorial Day / Health and Safety Conference
The Midlands TUC marked Workers Memorial Day on April 28th by holding a regional Health and Safety Conference and joined the moving lunch time memorial in Birmingham City Centre.
Silk Mill March 25th April 2015
The annual Silk Mill march took place on April 25th in Derby.
The TUC's General Secretary Frances O'Grady, provided the inaugural Mary Macarthur lecture on March 6th and used the opportunity to call rediscover the spirit of the Chainmakers to tackle the growing problem of increasing numbers of women being trapped in insecure, low paid work.
Fair Pay Fortnight 16 Feb - 1 March 2015
Duing Fair Pay Fortnight, the TUC ran a series of events across the country to raise awareness about Britain’s cost of living crisis. www.fairpayfortnight.org
Working people in the UK are seeing their living standards squeezed harder and harder every year. The cost of energy, food and housing is soaring but wages aren’t keeping up.
People have lost over £4,000 since 2009 and while jobs may be returning to the economy they’re increasingly low paid, low hours and low security.
Some of our pics from Fair Pay Fortnight so far (more to come....):
The Midlands TUC also provides the home for unionlearn in the region. Unionlearn provides a programme of accredited courses for trade union representatives whilst also promoting learning opportunities for trade union members. Visit unionlearn at: www.unionlearn.org.uk