Union Issues

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
For every £1 spent on paid time off for public sector union reps to represent their members, taxpayers get at least £2.31 back in savings, according to a new study published by the TUC today (Tuesday).
23 February 2016
The report, based on new analysis of official figures by the University of Bradford, shows that allowing union reps time off to represent their members improves staff retention, reduces illness and boosts industrial relations. The analysis reveals that in the health sector staff turnover is almost three times lower in...
23 February 2016
A sample of pics from Heart Uniosn activity across the Midlands
18 February 2016
The UK’s network of 100,000 trade union health and safety reps not only help reduce injuries and ill-health at work, but save the economy many millions of pounds, according to a new TUC report published last week. The report is published during the TUC’s Heartunions week which started on Monday...
15 February 2016

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