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This briefing will provide union reps with a comprehensive guide
The TUCJCC has developed this programme of work to ensure
Trades Union Councils and County Associations are an important part

Strong unions matter, which is why the TUC assists unions, through the Organising Academy, to build membership, improve workplaces and speak with authority on behalf of working people and their families.

Strong unions are created by investing in organising; thinking about our resources, how we represent members and develop reps and stewards.

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Stronger Unions Blog
Stronger Unions is a news and comment blog about the UK trade union movement, managed by the TUC. We aim to be a central resource on the web for people wanting to find out about what unions are doing, and a community for people to contribute their own thoughts on developments for our movement.


My great grandfather, grandfather, father in law and husband all worked in mines across the North East and collectively between them worked for more than 120 years in the industry, most mine workers were in a trade union. Perhaps that’s why by nature I’m a collectivist and inspired by how...
10 July 2017
Durham Miners’ Gala is as important now as it was in the years when miners fought for justice and fairness in the workplace. The mines may have closed but unscrupulous practices, unfair wages and unsafe conditions in the workplace continues and while it does, the coming together to celebrate and...
07 July 2017
Hundreds of trade union learning reps will gather with employers, learning providers, and government representatives for the 2017 unionlearn conference on Monday (3 July).
29 June 2017
The number of working days taken up by strike action in 2016 was one of the lowest since records began in 1891, according to ONS data released today (Tuesday). TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “To keep strikes at historic lows, the next government needs to get wages rising. And...
30 May 2017
This briefing will provide union reps with a comprehensive guide about facility time. As well as covering the implications of the Trade Union Bill it includes guidance on the ACAS Code of Practice on Paid Time Off, the legal status of reps, the implications of the Trade Union Act, how...
25 April 2017
A GUIDE FOR REPS-- Unions have their own policies which reps should follow. This document is not formal legal guidance, but it summarises the Act and provides some tips for reps. Introduction The Trade Union Act became law on 4 May 2016 and many – but not all - the...
06 April 2017
The TUC's Heartunions week highlights the positive contribution made by union reps and members in workplaces and communities throughout the region. South West TUC Regional Secretary Nigel Costley said: "There are half a million trade union members in the South West, reps helping working people very day. In workplaces all...
06 February 2017
Following two weeks of intensive talks, the parties have now reached an agreement about the long-running dispute between ASLEF and GTR Southern. This resolves the current dispute, subject to securing the support of ASLEF members, and no further industrial action is planned.
02 February 2017
The TUC is pleased to announce details of the 2017/18 TUC Leading Change Programme.
17 January 2017
We are pleased to announce details of the 2017 TUC Organising Academy Course programme run in partnership with The Manchester College. All courses are provided free of charge though unions will cover travel and accommodation costs.
17 January 2017

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