Union Issues

NEWS FROM WALES TUC Date: Tuesday 26 th January 2016 ‘Stand up for devolution today’ - Wales TUC tells Assembly Members The Wales TUC is calling on Assembly Members to use a vote today to stand up for devolution against a UK government which is ‘preparing to act unconstitutionally’. Assembly...
26 January 2016
The TUC has today (Tuesday) welcomed calls for the extension of online balloting for UK elections.
26 January 2016
Commenting on today’s (Thursday) publication of the government’s impact assessment on the Trade Union Bill, which reveals that unions will be hit with huge financial costs, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Ministers seem determined to tie unions up in as much red tape as possible. “Today’s impact assessment lays...
21 January 2016
Responding to today’s (Thursday) government announcement on new strike thresholds for ‘important public services’, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The government is set on introducing tougher measures to make it harder for teachers, doctors and other public servants to defend their jobs and the services we all rely on...
21 January 2016
Commenting after today’s (Wednesday) defeat of the government in the House of Lords on the Trade Union Bill, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “We are pleased that peers from all parties, and none, have voted today to set up a cross-party committee to scrutinise the unjustifiable proposals on political...
20 January 2016
Lords second reading debate last Monday exposed how dangerous the governments Bill proposals are on workplace democracy and hard fought for civil liberties. We heard concerns raised from right across the House about the threat this Bill poses to good industrial relations and fair treatment at work. Bishop of Rochester...
18 January 2016
SERTUC was proud to visit the BMA picket line outside St Thomas’ hospital this morning to offer solidarity greetings and support to BMA members taking strike action to defend safety standards in the NHS.
12 January 2016
If you #heartunions join our week of action against the trade union bill. From February 8-14, the TUC will run a special week of activities throughout England and Wales to showcase the amazing work unions do. We want to celebrate the great work done by union reps and members in...
12 January 2016
date: Monday 11 January 2016 embargo : For immediate release Commenting after today’s (Monday) second reading debate on the Trade Union Bill in the House of Lords, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Today’s debate has exposed once again how ill-thought through and partisan the government’s Trade Union Bill is...
11 January 2016
This publication looks at employment relations in the South West and why the trade union bill is unnecessary. It showcases the positive work carried out by unions. It charts the strength – and breadth – of opposition to the bill and reveals it for what it is: an outrageous attack...
06 January 2016

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