From the TUC

WERS 2011 survey coming soon

25 Nov 2010, By

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) are now organising a new round of Britain’s largest employment relations study, WERS (the Workplace Employment Relations Study). Look out for it if it comes to your workplace – It’s your chance to help shape what decision makers use to inform their judgements about the world of…

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Netroots UK: Building our digital grassroots

23 Nov 2010, By

We’re very excited about Netroots UK, a conference we’re supporting on 8 January 2011, to bring together grassroots activists from all across the UK’s progressive movement, and build our skills and networks for the battles to come. There will be dozens of workshops and activities to choose from, including strategy discussion on issues such as…

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European unions protest this week

21 Nov 2010, By

Demonstrating just how widespread the anti-austerity campaign is, this week will see protests across Europe led by the trade unions. Unprecedented trade union unity in Portugal will see the two main trade union confederations, UGT and CGTP-IN, mount a general strike on Wednesday 24 November – only the second such occasion since the restoration of…

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“The Chamber that Delivers”: lessons from Zimbabwe

20 Nov 2010, By

All too often, my Stronger Union posts are about defending trade unions from attack, and that’s especially been true of Zimbabwe. So instead, here’s news of a fantastic advance that Zimbabwean workers have made over the last decade: the Zimbabwe Chamber of Informal Economy Associations (ZCIEA), whose congress the TUC helped to fund last month.…

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Launch of “From Swords of Justice to Civic Pillars”

15 Nov 2010, By

 As part of the ‘Taking Part’ research project run by Goldsmiths College, the TUC commissioned a report into the extent of current and the potential for future community engagement by British trades unions.  The report ‘From Swords of Justice to Civic Pillars” was released In August but to mark the formal launch the TUC is…

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Film: anti-education cuts demo 10.11.10

15 Nov 2010, By

A short film of the demo that took place on the 10.11.10 against education cuts. This film was made by Gary Williams, Unison youth officer, and one of our students on the TUC’s film  training  course ‘Lights, camera, action’. demo 10.11.10

Iran – more bus worker trade unionists in jail

13 Nov 2010, By

The bus workers’ union in Teheran is one of the few independent unions in Iran, and it faces continual harassment by the authorities. Union leaders Mansour Osanloo, Ebrahim Madadi and Reza Shahabi remain in jail (despite hopes recently that Reza would be freed). And in the last fortnight, there have been further arrests. It isn’t…

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