From the TUC

Rights at work

Mental Health – more honesty please

18 May 2015, By

Last week was Mental Health Awareness Week and it is absolutely right that we need to take the time to think deeply about mental health and what we can do to better support people who are struggling, for our present approach in the UK is sadly lacking.

May Day 2015: Justice at work

01 May 2015, By

Today is International Workers’ Day, the first of May. Since 1890, May Day has seen trades unionists come together to celebrate the core values that we stand for. It’s a day for us to strengthen our call for dignity and justice at work.

Same pay for the same job – is that too much to ask?

17 Feb 2015, By Guest

The TUC is putting the issues of low pay, poor job security and increasing living costs in the spotlight with Fair Pay Fortnight. Here is a contact centre worker’s personal account of being employed on a flexible PBA contract… I read and hear a lot about zero hours contracts in the news, about the struggle…

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The invisible role of trade unions in the fight against slavery

30 Nov 2014, By

On Saturday the Home Office released a new strategy for combating modern slavery or forced labour in Britain and abroad. We’re still digesting it, because, surprisingly, we weren’t consulted on it, and we aren’t mentioned in it. And this is not the only example of people trying to address forced labour without a key role for…

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