From the TUC

Union Summer 8-11 June 2009

29 May 2009, By

Just a quick reminder that this summer school is taking place and that there are now only 2 places left, with organisers from a number of affiliates in the UK and also from Canada and USA joining us there will be plenty of opportunity for discussion and debate around strategic campaigning in the current economic…

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Arts and Culture Seminar

29 May 2009, By

A strategy for trade unions and arts and culture could not be far away, artists, trade unionists and relevant organisations met yesterday to discuss an art and culture strategy for the TUC, all agreeing that this is an important area of trade union work. The trade unions have always had a long history of engagement…

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links for 2009-05-28

28 May 2009, By

Art gets Active! (tags: art culture organising unions PCS) Stewart Acuff: 4AM: 24-Hour Vigil in Little Rock (tags: unions organising US AFL-CIO)

links for 2009-05-27

27 May 2009, By

'Union Revitalisation in Advanced Economies: Assessing the Contribution of Union Organising' On June 2 the TUC and Palgrave Macmillan will be hosting a small event to help launch 'Union Revitalisation in Advanced Economies: Assessing the Contribution of Union Organising', a new book edited by Gregor Gall. (tags: organising unions)

The Desk Killer

26 May 2009, By

Tomorrow the TUC are holding an Arts and Culture Seminar, the aims of which are to look at an arts and culture stategy for the TUC. To inform this work we are looking forward to welcoming artists from a range of areas to hear about their work and also the trade unions that work with them. One of…

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Former trade union leader Ken Gill has died at the age of 81

26 May 2009, By

General Secretary of AUEW-TASS from 1974 to 1988, Ken Gill then became joint General Secretary with Clive Jenkins of MSF, after it was formed from the merger of TASS and ASTMS. He retired in 1992. He was President of the TUC in 1986, and was well known as a talented caricaturist, particularly of his fellow…

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Respect, empower and include!

18 May 2009, By

Since Barack Obama’s victory in last year’s US Presidential Election, there’s been a rush by a number of organisations to identify the silver bullet of the Obama campaign  – what was it that lead to his victory and what can we in the UK learn from it? Obviously UK unions have been amongst these organisations…

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