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8 honest challenges for trade unions

04 Jun 2015, By

Yesterday I put together 8 surprising facts about trade union membership. It’s been a really popular post, and it was based on the latest Office of National Statistics trade union report. I thought it would be good to look at some of the challenges for trade unions the ONS report raises too. So here we…

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Union Yes!

8 surprising facts about trade union membership

03 Jun 2015, By

The Office of National Statistics collects data on trade union membership every year and they’ve just released their report. You can read it yourself here, but for those who don’t have time to read a 55 page report, here are eight of the headline figures. I’ll have a more detailed blog on this later, and I’ve…

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The Union Advantage

Be proud to be union: Proclaim the union advantage

05 Sep 2014, By

As the trade union movement prepares to gather in Liverpool this weekend for the 146th Annual Trades Union Congress, the TUC is launching a new publication that demonstrates the positive impact of trade unions in workplaces and on society in general.

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Trade Unions: Resilient and still delivering for workers

29 May 2014, By

Trade Union membership continues to show resilience and there are encouraging signs of a revival of union membership in the private sector, according to the findings of the annual Trade Union Membership Statistical Bulletin which was published yesterday by BIS. According to the report there are now 6.5 million trade union members in the UK…

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Young workers on march

TUC Young Workers Month

02 Mar 2014, By

The first ever TUC Young Workers Month as well as being an opportunity to promote and celebrate the work that trade unions already do with and for young workers is also a chance to prioritise perhaps the biggest challenge that faces our movement today; the crisis of membership amongst young workers. Today in the UK,…

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TUC Youth Campaign Award

16 Dec 2013, By

This year, during its first ever Young Workers Month in March 2014 the TUC Young Workers Forum will be presenting the inaugural TUC Youth Campaign Award. The purpose of the Award is to celebrate innovative and effective campaigning by young trade unionists in the UK.

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