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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.

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
The TUC has today (Tuesday) paid tribute to the former General Secretary of the Fires Brigade Union (FBU), Ken Cameron, who has died at the age of 74.
17 May 2016
Commenting after the Trade Union Bill was today (Tuesday) debated for the final time in the House of Lords and so completing its Parliamentary stages, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “While we are pleased to have secured significant changes to the Trade Union Bill, it still remains a very...
03 May 2016
In the workplace LGBT people may experience oppression and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. It is critical that trade union reps and negotiators have the tools to bargain for LGBT inclusion in the workplace.
29 April 2016
Commenting on today’s (Wednesday) announcement by the government that it is to hold an independent review within six months that will report to Parliament about whether to allow electronic voting in strike ballots, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
27 April 2016
This is another victory for common sense. We are pleased the government appears to have backtracked from implementing damaging changes to union political funds
27 April 2016
Responding after today’s (Monday) third reading of the Trade Union Bill in the House of Lords,
25 April 2016
We are nearing the end of the parliamentary process of the controversial Trade Union Bill and thanks to the collective work of trade unions and other partners who took part in the mass lobby of parliament, organised public and workplace meetings, rallies, street stalls and campaigned with us during heart...
25 April 2016
On Wednesday 27 April the Trade Union Bill is likely to get its final vote in the House of Commons, when MPs will decide whether or not to accept a series of amendments made by Peers. These changes offer a chance to remove many of the most damaging parts of...
20 April 2016
The government has today (Tuesday) backed away from plans to ban workers from opting to pay their union subscriptions through payroll in the public sector – the so-called ‘check-off’ system.
19 April 2016