Union Issues

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
While today’s vote is disappointing, the campaign against the Bill is far from over. We will continue to oppose it as it goes through the House of Lords.
10 November 2015
A summary of activity that took place for the lobby on 2 November.
04 November 2015
Next week, the trade union bill will have its final vote in the House of Commons. Its proposals will fundamentally undermine UK workers' right to strike and attack key civil liberties. Activists' details will be passed to employers and police, and employers will be free to use agency temp workers...
03 November 2015

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