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.

RTN 2016


Domestic Violence Workplace Champions

Domestic and Sexual Violence Workplace Champions have an important role within organisations.  Champions act as a confidential, sympathetic and well informed first point of contact for colleagues and raise awareness around the issues of domestic violence and sexual abuse.

Champions have access to additional training and resources in order to provide this help and support to their colleagues.  They are backed by a Champions Network which provides front line staff with help to support colleagues with greater confidence.

Monday 5th December, 1pm-4pm. The briefing is free to attend but please apply early as places are limited.


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.

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