From the TUC

Become a TUC Academy Organiser

30 Jul 2010, By

The recruitment process for entry into Year 13 of the TUC Organising Academy Trainee Organiser Programme will start in September. As an Academy Organiser you will spend a tough, but rewarding year with a sponsoring union undergoing a comprehensive training programme, and applying your skills as an organiser in the workplace. We are looking for…

Read in full

Facility Time – Here we go again (again)

29 Jul 2010, By

Priti Patel, the new Conservative MP for Witham clearly has her finger on the nations pulse.  How else to explain the 67 Parliamentary questions that she’s submitted on the costs to government departments of trade union facility time – the time away from work duties that union reps get so that they can help their colleagues…

Read in full

2 weeks left to send in your winning ads

28 Jul 2010, By

 There are just 2 weeks left to send in your entries to the TUC 60 second Ad contest. We have received some great entries so far, the competition is absolutely open to everyone, and there are some great prizes to be won. So, if you think that you have a great idea that encourages people…

Read in full

Iraqi government uses Saddam’s laws against electricity unions

23 Jul 2010, By

The laws that Saddam Hussein used to repress Iraqi trade unions are still being used today to prevent working people defending and promoting their rights. On 21 July, the new Electricity Minister, Hussain al-Shahristani, ordered his Ministry’s police force to storm union offices, list and seize all their property, and close them down – the…

Read in full

Gambia: global solidarity works

22 Jul 2010, By

Today I was part of a delegation to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office as part of a global day of action for press freedom in the Gambia, and it taught me a lesson about how worthwhile our global solidarity campaigns can be – on a really personal level. Coming the week after we celebrated once again…

Read in full

New President of ACTU

22 Jul 2010, By

And whilst we’re commenting on matters Australian, welcome to Ged Kearney, the new President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions, who succeeds Sharan Burrow – off to become General Secretary of the ITUC. Ged, former Federal Secretary of the Australian Nurses Federation, will be working with existing ACTU Secretary Jeff Lawrence. Both posts are full-time.…

Read in full