Northern TUC

Welcome to the website of the 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.

Northern Public Services Alliance

In 2010 public service trade unions in the North East and Cumbria recognised the likely assault on public services that could follow the general election.  Since then the Northern Public Services Alliance of trade unions in the public sector has helped highlight the attacks on services in our region while arguing for clear economic alternatives to austerity. The Northern Public Services Alliance Manifesto was launched at the TUC Regional Conference in April.

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Northern TUC Regional Campaign Plan 2013-2015

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The Northern TUC enjoys the benefit of well organised, cohesive, broad and deep engagement from a wide range of trade unions in the north east and Cumbria.

The Regional Campaign Plan seeks to support workers in struggle and to enable trade unions to continue to be a progressive force for good, making real and positive difference to working people in the region.

It was clear in the Queen’s Speech that the government will press ahead with referendum on the EU before 2017. Cameron wants to negotiate a 'new settlement' in Europe. Decisions made in Europe have a real impact on the North East Economy; according to South Bank University there are over...
01 June 2015
This week’s announcement by Business Secretary Sajid Javid that the Conservative Party will push ahead with punitive new plans for strike ballots isn’t just a blow for union members but for UK democracy. Politicians often say that the alternative to strikes is talking, but there is a difference between talking...
18 May 2015
Last week we had a chance to vote to change...
11 May 2015
May 1 st , is our day, dedicated to the...
05 May 2015
Every year more people are killed at work than in...
27 April 2015
Number of black and Asian workers in low-paid jobs up...
20 April 2015