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The trade union movement faces huge challenges in respect of membership and activism.

Less than one quarter of the workforce carries a union card and in the private sector less than one fifth of workers are members. Added to this the fact that more than half of our senior reps will leave the workplace through retirement in the next 15 years.

That’s why it is important that union reps prioritise organising and recruitment in those workplaces where are already have recognition and provide a platform on which we can build the future strength of our movement.


Organising at work: Building stronger unions in the workplace (PDF)

The TUC Pocket Guide to Organising (PDF)

Building a stronger workplace union interactive guide

A guide for reps about issues affecting young workers

Health and Safety and Organising - A guide for reps

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