Union Issues

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
Trade unions play a vital role in representing millions of workers across the country and making sure they are treated fairly at work. Collective bargaining is at the heart of winning a better deal for workers. It works because employers and employees both have some power. Part of that balance...
02 November 2015
Today, the trade union bill committee met to discuss the bill’s proposals on union ballots, or specifically its lack of proposals to improve them. We've marked this by handing in our petition signed by more than 20,000 supporters, calling for unions to be allowed to use secure online and workplace...
22 October 2015
Gloria Mills has today (Thursday) been elected as President of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) Women’s Committee for the next four years. The ETUC represents 60 million trade union members across the EU and its immediate neighbours.
22 October 2015
When you’re just starting out in a career, the idea you might one day be going out on strike is hardly likely to cross your mind. The right to strike is a last resort, and one you often don’t think about unless you need it. But young workers will be...
21 October 2015