Southern and Eastern TUC

About Southern and Eastern TUC

SERTUC, the Southern & Eastern Region of the TUC, is the largest of the TUC's six English regions and covers three of the former government regions: London, the South East, and East of England. Over two million trades unionists live and work within the region.

The Regional Council is appointed annually by affiliates and county associations of trades councils and meets four times a year to discuss both how to achieve policy determined at the national Trades Union Congress and to make specific policies on regional issues. At its Annual General Meeting, it elects officers and an Executive Committee that meets monthly.

Affiliated trade unions and county associations also nominate to SERTUC's industrial and equality subgroups who use their industrial and life experience to inform the activities of the Regional Council.

The SERTUC office administers the Regional Council, delivers services to affiliates, represents the TUC in relations with public bodies, and campaigns for Congress policies.

Heartunions week 8 -14 February 2016

heartunions week, 8-14 February 2016

Join the week of action from Britain's unions. It is aimed at highlighting some of the great work done by reps and their unions across the country, and the damage that would be caused by the government's dangerous and divisive trade union bill. You can find out more and sign up to the campaign at

Speak out against the Government's Trade Union Bill

Protect the right to strike logo

Support the campaign against the Government's trade union bill, that will see the introduction of ballot thresholds which threaten the basic right to strike, breaking of strikes by making the use of agency workers legal and restrictions on social media usage amongst many more changes.​ ​Get involved

Swimming against the tide

Swimming against the tide (PDF), SERTUC's ninth survey of equality in trade unions, is now available.

Truth, lies and migrants: a guide to population and migration

SERTUC Myths 2014 (PDF), is now available.​

SERTUC Annual Report

SERTUC Annual Report 2015 (PDF), SERTUC's annual report, is now available.

SERTUC was proud to visit the BMA picket line outside St Thomas’ hospital this morning to offer solidarity greetings and support to BMA members taking strike action to defend safety standards in the NHS.
12 January 2016
The TUC is today (Wednesday) calling on the candidates in the London mayoral election who were selected by online balloting to back the use of the same technology by trade unions. The law currently prohibits secure online voting technology through computers and smart phones for strike ballots. Trade unions can...
06 January 2016
SERTUC thinks workers at NEXT retail are worth decent pay...
22 September 2015
Trade union campaign wins breakthrough concession from Pizza Express in...
22 September 2015
SERTUC joined a protest in London, 19 August 2015, organised...
20 August 2015
In addition to the protest at Waterloo there were protests...
19 August 2015