Union Issues

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
Responding to the publication of the Welsh Government’s Bill designed to challenge the UK Trade Union Act, Wales TUC General Secretary Martin Mansfield said: “This hugely welcome and important Bill is about protecting the ability of unions, employers and the Welsh government to work in partnership in devolved Welsh public...
16 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
Date: 3 -5 April 2017 Venue : The Manchester College, Manchester Costs : Course is free but unions will have to pay for participant travel and accomodation This TUC Organising Academy course is for union staff in admin and other support roles who would benefit from a wider understanding union...
10 January 2017
Commenting on today’s announcement by the Hospital Consultants and Specialists Association (HCSA) that they have received confirmation from NHS England that they are now a recognised union, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “We welcome the decision by NHS England to recognise HCSA, which is excellent news for the doctors...
04 January 2017
We have a new survey that is investigating diversity/equality at work. The results will form a very important part of our work on this issue and your voice and experiences in Welsh workplaces would be much appreciated. The survey is bilingual and completely confidential although we will use broad trends...
23 December 2016
Commenting on the government’s announcement today (Thursday) commissioning the independent review on the use of electronic voting in industrial action ballots, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
03 November 2016
Commenting on the announcement today (Monday) by Home Secretary Amber Rudd that there will not be an inquiry into alleged police brutality at the 1984 Orgreave miners’ picket, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “This is a terrible decision and a massive blow for Orgreave families. It sends out a...
31 October 2016
In a landmark case over workers’ rights , an employment tribunal has ruled that two drivers for cab-hailing firm Uber are entitled to holiday pay, paid rest breaks and at least the National Minimum Wage. The GMB union which has done much to shine a light on employment conditions at...
31 October 2016
More than three in four (77%) employers say union-led training programmes have a positive effect in their workplaces, according to a review published today (Friday).
21 October 2016