Union Issues

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
The Midlands TUC Regional Council met on Saturday October 17.
19 October 2015
200 reps and activists from across Nottingham packed out the Polish Eagle Club in Nottingham to campaign against the Trade Union Bill.
16 October 2015
Monday 2 November 2015, 2.30pm onwards This November MPs will vote on the government’s controversial trade union bill, which threatens the basic right to strike for UK workers. Shortly before the vote, on the afternoon of Monday 2 November , hundreds of people from all over the country will gather...
13 October 2015
The issue of migrant workers and refugees has come to the fore in recent months. The right wing and facist groups have been making political capital out of the hardship faced by migrant workers and thier families. Trades councils, as part of the programme of work, are being asked to...
12 October 2015
Thanks to everyone who came to the rally and march on Sunday and making it such a success. More than 60,000 people took to the streets of Manchester, taking a strong message to Conservative Conference against the harm caused by austerity and the trade union bill's attack on the rights...
05 October 2015
4 October 2015 Speaking later today (Sunday) at the ‘ No to austerity, Yes to workers’ rights’ rally in Manchester, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady will tell marchers that the Trade Union Bill is proof that the government is not on the side of working people. Frances, who will speak...
04 October 2015

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