Northern TUC

The TUC's Northern region staff represent the TUC by supporting TUC campaigns and objectives and seeking the views of trade unions in the region. Here you can find out more about us, our work and our campaigns.


Trade unions have been instrumental in getting the government to ensure that any person who contracts mesothelioma as a result of their work gets full compensation and already tens of  milions of pounds have been paid out as a result.

The Northern TUC Asbestos Support and Campaign Group is an independent Trust operating under the auspices of the Northern TUC.  

The Group is a partnership between the Northern TUC, Trade Unions, West View Advice & Resource Centre Ltd and Macmillan Cancer Support.  

It offers free, confidential information, advice and support to anyone with an asbestos related or industrial disease in the North East and Cumbria.

In the period 2015-16, a total of £3,108,684.24 in benefits was gained for clients..

Read more about the work of the Northern TUC Asbestos Support and Campaign Group in the Fourth Year Annual Report.

The Northern TUC wants to demonstrate and acknowledge the range of work currently undertaken by lay union representatives on behalf of their members and the community. The TUC will be making an award to the trade unionist who represents the best aspects of being a union learning representative. This is...
09 January 2017
The TUC recognises the importance of representatives such as Shop Stewards and Office Reps in building the Trade Union movement in the workplace. There are hundreds of representatives in the region who devote much time and energy protecting and improving wages and conditions of their members. Often they deal with...
09 January 2017
The Northern TUC continues to appreciate and acknowledge the range...
09 January 2017
By lunchtime on the first Wednesday of 2017, top bosses...
09 January 2017
3.2 million UK workers (1 in 10) are now in...
19 December 2016
On Wednesday last week MPs from the cross-party Exiting the...
12 December 2016