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.



Immigration and Racism - What's the Story?

Truth Immigration

Trade unions in the TUC’s Northern Region have a strong commitment to anti-fascism and the North East is the only English region in which the fascist British National Party failed to win an election. Workers in the region will again be crucial to uniting communities and defeating prejudice. This leaflet provides information and arguments for workers in the North East and Cumbria.

Download The truth about immigration (pdf)

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