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TUC Leading Change Programme
Leading Change is a 10-day package of training, discussion and support for senior trade union officers in leadership positions.
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The TUC is pleased to announce details of the 2017/18 TUC Leading Change Programme.
17 January 2017
Commenting on today’s announcement that Royal College of Midwives chief executive, Cathy Warwick, is to retire this summer, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
13 January 2017
New figures for trade union membership published today (Monday) by the Office for National Statistics, show that the overall number of trade union members has increased. TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “It’s great news that more people are part of a trade union. Joining a trade union is the...
23 May 2016
Gloria Mills has today (Thursday) been elected as President of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) Women’s Committee for the next four years. The ETUC represents 60 million trade union members across the EU and its immediate neighbours.
22 October 2015
Trades Union Councils and County Associations are an important part of the labour movement, bringing together activists at a grassroots level and representing the trade union movement to the broader community. All unions, affiliated to the TUC, are asked to circulate this directory to their union branches and encourage them...
28 March 2014
Trades Union Councils 2013 to 2014 programme of work is based around the core themes of the TUC campaign against austerity and for a future that works. This programme of work has been designed to ensure that trades union councils can identify the role they can play in the TUC's...
01 August 2013
The on-line version of the 2013 Directory of Trades Union Councils and County Associations has now been published on the TUC website. The directory contains the contact details for all registered trades union councils and county associations in England and Wales.
04 March 2013
Leftspace and the TUC have developed a dedicated area of unionsinthecommunity for trades union councils all around the country which, once activated, will give each trades council and county association a unique web address and an area of the website for any number of articles and pictures.
24 October 2012
The TUCJCC wanted something that people inside and outside the union movement would instantly recognise as meaning trades union council. So it asked trades union councils to design one. And the winning entry was from Carla Paillard from Merseyside CATUC.
23 October 2012
Paul Kenny, GMB General Secretary, has been elected as the next TUC President. Paul was elected at a meeting of the TUC's governing body – the General Council – and takes over from Michael Leahy, the General Secretary of Community.
15 September 2011