Union Issues

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
Trades union councils use their unique place in their community to promote a positive vision of trade unions - a democratic force for fairness and progress in the modern workplace in touch with the concerns of trade union members and the community. Trades councils develop innovative and imaginative campaigning, build...
12 October 2016
Bognor Regis FC deservedly shunted Dulwich Hamlet FC into a 1 - 3 reverse, which was a set-back for our generous hosts and the many trade unionists who swelled the 2,217 crowd on Saturday, especially those who are committed republicans.
11 October 2016
Speaking at a rally today (Sunday) to mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Cable Street, a battle which prevented fascists marching through largely-Jewish neighbourhoods in 1936, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
09 October 2016
BECTU members at ‘The Ritzy Cinema’ in Brixton were on strike 24-25 September 2016 seeking fair pay, decent terms and conditions of employment and a commitment from their employer to negotiate with them as responsible trade unionists.
27 September 2016