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.

Speak out against the Government's Trade Union Bill

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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

Paddling furiously

Paddling furiously (PDF), SERTUC's tenth survey of equality in trade unions, is now available.

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

SERTUC Annual Report

SERTUC Annual Report 2016 (PDF), SERTUC's annual report, is now available.

Commenting on new analysis published today (Sunday) by London First and conducted by Frontier Economics, which suggests that wages could be damaged by Brexit, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “This is yet more evidence of how widespread concerns are that Brexit will hit working people in the pocket.
08 May 2016
Paddling furiously: this book is correctly named in so many ways! Our last report, Swimming against the tide , was published, in 2012, half way through the multifaceted attacks on working people launched by the Coalition Government. And now we experience the unfettered onslaught from this Conservative majority Government (a...
25 April 2016
SERTUC fight for the unity of young and old, women...
19 April 2016
The priorities of Bristol’s next elected mayor matter to working...
01 April 2016
SERTUC briefing for trade union health and safety reps 2016
04 March 2016
SERTUC was proud to visit the BMA picket line outside...
12 January 2016