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Carl Roper's Articles

Plants growing through stony ground

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.

Unions and community organising: Power with to power over

19 Sep 2013, By

This article written by Kevin Rowan, TUC Head of Organisation & Services and Carl Roper, TUC National Organiser also appears in the recent Unions21 publication ‘The future of union community organising’ Over recent years the use of the terms ‘community organising’ and ‘community campaigning’ has increased considerably within the trade union and wider labour movement.…

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Defend trade union rights at DCLG

22 Aug 2013, By

The TUC is urging all trade union members, activists and supporters to get behind a PCS campaign to defend union rights at the Department for Communities & Local Government. The campaign has been launched after the decision by Eric Pickles to end, without any consultation, the check-off system for collecting union subscriptions within the department.…

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