Union Issues

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
A few photos of activities during Hearts Union week in Yorkshire and the Humber
12 February 2016
Thanks to everyone who signed our petition to Prime Minister David Cameron, showing our opposition to the Trade Union Bill Petition hand in. Photo: Jess Hurd / reportdigital.co.uk We teamed up with campaign group SumOfUs.org and together handed in 203,979 supporters’ names to Downing Street (Wednesday 10 February). The TUC’s...
11 February 2016
A new guide to help you start talking union. Kicking off a conversation with a colleague about the union is often the most difficult thing to do. There are a number of reasons why someone might be hesitant to start this conversation. To help you tackle this the TUC has...
10 February 2016