Union Issues

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
The TUC is today (Wednesday) calling on the candidates in the London mayoral election who were selected by online balloting to back the use of the same technology by trade unions. The law currently prohibits secure online voting technology through computers and smart phones for strike ballots. Trade unions can...
06 January 2016
The majority of the British people say that the use of electronic balloting to vote for industrial action is appropriate, according to a poll ahead of the second reading of the Trade Union Bill in the House of Lords.
06 January 2016
In her New Year message published today (Thursday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady calls on government, unions and employers to make 2016 the year we end the two-speed economy – and make sure no workers are left behind. New TUC analysis, published alongside her message, shows that the average weekly...
31 December 2015
The TUC has today (Wednesday) welcomed the Scottish Government’s refusal to "willingly co-operate" with the Trade Union Bill if it is passed in Westminster. TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said “The Trade Union Bill threatens the right to strike across the UK, so we welcome the Scottish Government’s continued opposition...
25 November 2015

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