Union Issues

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
The TUC has today (Friday) launched new guidance to help recruit more union members and encourage more existing union members to become health and safety reps.
18 March 2016
The government was defeated in three votes on the Trade Union Bill in the House of Lords tonight (Wednesday).
16 March 2016
UNIONREPS.org.uk the TUC’s online community for unions reps, has launched a brand new mobile app so you can access the latest discussions straight from your phone or tablet. With over 20,000 members, the UNIONREPS community help and support each other to strengthen their role in the workplace. This UNIONREPS app...
07 March 2016
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...
04 March 2016
More than 60 Health and Safety reps attended the Forum event held on Tuesday 9th February at Gateshead Civic Centre. The event was organised to coincide with heartunions – a week of action celebrating the great work done by union reps and members in our workplaces and in society. Reps...
25 February 2016
An effective union needs two things: the first is a strong membership within the workplace; the second is high membership involvement. By encouraging members to participate, much more can be achieved than if members expect the union to ‘sort things out’. This resource is designed to help you achieve more...
24 February 2016
Commenting ahead of Wednesday’s strike action by members of the University and College Union (UCU) and UNISON in further education, TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady said:
23 February 2016
Unions are the voice of Britain at work. More than six million people have joined a union – from nurses to checkout assistants to lorry drivers to airline pilots. Unions help workers get together, stop people being treated unfairly and get a better deal from their employers. Unions and their...
23 February 2016