TUC in the Midlands

 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

To find out more about the Midlands TUC you can also download our latest Annual Report (PDF). Alternatively, get in touch if you have any questions.

Workers Memorial Day “Remember the dead: fight for the living” The purpose behind Workers' Memorial Day has always been to "remember the dead: fight for the living" and unions will be holding events across the Midlands to remember all those killed through work and to campaign to improve safety in...
22 April 2015
Applications for Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire are now being provided by Nottingham Trade Union Education Centre.
08 April 2015
The latest Midlands TUC Newsletter is available to download
17 March 2015
Coinciding with World Book Day on March 5th, over 40...
12 March 2015
The Spring 2015 Midlands TUC Pensioner Network Newsletter
09 March 2015