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
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....):
Decent Jobs Week: 15-20 December
Millions of people in the UK are trapped in lowpaid, insecure jobs. There are more than 1.4 million zero-hours contracts in use, offering no steady work. Others, such as agency and casual workers, lose out on important rights and benefits.
The recovery is creating new jobs but many are of poor quality. As a result, more and more people struggle to pay their rent, mortgage and heat their homes. Women and young workers are particularly affected.
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