From the TUC

Latest anti-union video leaks

23 Jun 2011, By Guest

Our third module for the Diploma in Organising focuses on strategy and campaign planning.  We look at a variety of different aspects to planning a campaign, developing union strategy and communicating our messages to workers. By a happy coincidence, during part of our communications theme, we were joined by two activists from the US who…

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Are trade unions the ghost in the UK learning system?

13 Jun 2011, By

Why we need to know what union members think about learning at work So, what do we know know about what workers or industry and union leaders think about union support for lifelong and workplace learning in the UK? Do all workers know what Union Learning Representatives are and what they do?  Do workers who…

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ACT NOW – campaign for Iranian workers’ rights

13 Jun 2011, By

Our friends at Amnesty International have launched a major campaign in support of free trade unionism in Iran, focusing on heroes of the trade union movement like Mansour Osanloo (recently released) and his colleagues in the Tehran bus workers’ union, in the Haft Tapeh sugar workers’ union and in the Iranian Teachers Trade Association. The…

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ITUC global survey of trade union rights violations

13 Jun 2011, By

The 2011 ITUC survey of trade union rights violations around the world was launched last week at the ILO annual conference in Geneva, and it details a grim picture of violence, harassment and restrictions on trade union rights in almost every country, developed or developing. Colombia topped the poll of shame yet again as the…

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Was Cable right? Have your say

06 Jun 2011, By

The Guardian is running a poll on its website about whether you support Vince Cable’s warning to the GMB Congress today that if unions “increase strikes opposing the coalition’s cuts the government may make it harder for them to embark on industrial action by legislating to prevent it.” It’s up to you how you vote…..

TUC Organising Academy placements

06 Jun 2011, By Guest

Just a quick one from me today to let you know that recruitment has started for the NASUWT trainee organiser positions, which will be taught the Diploman in Organising through the TUC’s Organising Academy. You can see more about placements on the TUC’s website but also download the 2011-2012 NASUWT Trainee info document which tells…

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Iranian trade union leader freed

06 Jun 2011, By

We were overjoyed to hear that Tehran bus workers’ leader Mansour Osanloo was finally freed on Thursday after nearly four years in the notorious Evin jail. Mansour has been the focus of continuous campaigning by unions in Britain and other countries around the world, with frequent actions by Amnesty International (for whom Mansour is a prisoner of…

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