From the TUC

Swords of Justice AND Civic Pillars

31 Aug 2010, By

A new report commissioned by the TUC on the current nature and future of community engagement  by trades unions in the UK is released today.  The report, written as a result of a collaborative project involving the TUC, Goldsmiths and Darwin College, University of Cambridge finds that there is a compelling case to include community…

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All Together for Public Services – Lobby the Lib Dem conference

27 Aug 2010, By

The Government’s cuts are already damaging jobs and services. Much worse will come in October’s spending review. Ministers tell us that there is no alternative. But the cuts won’t just hit vital services, they threaten economic recovery. Coalition policies are not just about reducing the deficit, but undermining publicly accountable quality services. Join unions, the…

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Our Big Society

27 Aug 2010, By

On Tuesday, the TUC will launch a report on the nature of current and future community engagement by trades unions in the UK.  Ahead of this, Christine Gibbons, an Oral Historian at Liverpool Museums tells the story of a remarkable example of community engagement and empowerment that took place in Croxteth, Liverpool in the early…

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Show me your motions

25 Aug 2010, By

And they’re off! The Final Agenda for TUC Congress 2010 is out now, and you can read the full text of motions and amendments up for debate at the TUC site. The Final Agenda is slightly confusingly titled though, in that it’s not totally final, and it’s not strictly the agenda. Hold on and I’ll…

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Organising Jobs

23 Aug 2010, By

Its that time of year when the TUC Organising Academy is recruiting for trainee organisers and we already have 2 development centres full, those of you interested need to get your applications in as soon as possible to secure a place.  For the more experienced organisers out there, there are plenty of opportunities around, have…

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Union members ARE rocket scientists, US unions tell Fox News

13 Aug 2010, By

Here’s something to raise a few smiles this weekend. Right-wing US Fox ‘news’ has come under a tweeting assault from US unions this week after one of their presenters suggested that union members couldn’t have built the Apple i-phone (as one comment said, union members do make the Apple i-phone: just Chinese union members, not…

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Support trade unions in Swaziland

13 Aug 2010, By

On 7 September, the TUC and Action for Southern Africa will be joining trade unionists around the world to show solidarity with unions in Swaziland who are fighting poverty and feudalism. You can help by promoting an ACTSA e-action and by writing to the Swazi High Commissioner. Find out more.