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First unions sign up to support the Activist Academy

06 Aug 2008, By

The first group of unions have signed up to support the TUC’s Activist Academy.  The Activist Academy is a new initiative from the TUC, supported by unionlearn that aims to increase the skills and participation of union reps and activists in campaigning, organising and recruitment activity. The Activist Academy will be formally launched at Congress…

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Light Some Fires! – Tolpuddle 2008

22 Jul 2008, By

Along with Paul Nowak, our partners, kids and thousands of other trade unionists I spent the weekend at the Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival.  Amongst the highlights of the festival which for me were the march, the wreath laying at the grave of James Hammet and the generally good vibe (sorry!), was a session in the Martyrs Marquee on…

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Unions featured on Radio 4’s “You and Yours”

15 Jul 2008, By

Radio 4’s “You and Yours” programme features Trade Unions today.  If you can’t/weren’t able to listen live, follow the link below and you can “Listen Again” or even download a podcast. http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/youandyours/  

US Unions campaign for fairer routes to recognition

10 Jul 2008, By

US unions think that their current system for obtaining union recognition is broken beyond repair.  The Employee Free Choice Act is critical legislation that would help protect the rights of America’s workers to organize and form unions. The law would give more workers a way to form unions and negotiate for better wages, health care…

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Boris advocates a Living Wage!!!

10 Jul 2008, By

Spotted this on the Guardian website today.  Apparently London Mayor Boris Johnson is not only set to decree that no one employed by the GLA receives less than the London Living wage of £7.40 per hour but is also set to open talks with hotels to try and make sure that they are doing the same…

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Activist Academy Pilots

07 Jul 2008, By

The TUC is pleased to announce the dates of the Activist Academy pilot programmes.  If you are a union workplace rep or activist and are interested in developing your skills in campaigning and recruiting new members and activist then the Activist Academy could help. Reps and activists attending the Activist Academy will in addition to…

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Going to an Organising Academy Development Centre?

19 May 2008, By

Are you going along to one of this year’s TUC Organising Academy Development Centres?   Are you wondering what exactly will happen during the Development Centre?  Do you have any questions that you’d welcome the opportunity to have answered before you arrive? If you’ve answered YES to any of the above then the TUC’s Organising…

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