Issue date
28 Sep 2017
Magazine which includes news stories and opinion pieces from across the South West region.

In this issue: 

  • Welcome message from Kev Terry, Chair, South West TUC
  • The great jobs agenda - The TUC has launched a national campaign to press for better pay and working conditions in workplaces across the UK
  • South West TUC Policy and Campaigns Support Officer Ines Lage peers into the murky world of ‘bad’ jobs and asks: what are unions doing to help young workers?
  • Kate Bell, the TUC’s Head of Economic and Social Affairs talks about the reality of working life how it is far from good
  • This summer UNISON won an important legal case to scrap Employment Tribunal fees. UNISON’s South West Regional Secretary Joanne Kaye looks at the implications of the ruling
  • Guess who was at Tolpuddle? We look back at this year’s festival
  • Tim Lezard discovers what unions are doing to train their members
  • Policing work - Officers on the migrant beat in Cornwall
  • 150 years of standing up for workers - South West TUC Regional Secretary Nigel Costley looks through the South West archives at some key moments

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