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Union reps

VIDEO: Developing Reps

30 Oct 2014, By

Reps are the cornerstone of the trade union movement, how are we helping them to develop in their role? Our new TUC Organising Academy Award in Developing Reps seeks to give union staff the techniques and knowledge needed to encourage and develop new and existing reps, despite challenges they may face at work.

Defend facility time with new resources from the TUC

20 Mar 2013, By

Union reps in the public sector will need no reminding from me of the blatant politically motivated attack on the ability of reps to represent members individually and collectively.  A direct link can be made between the attacks from shady right wing front groups such as the Tax Payers Alliance and the Trade Union Reform campaign and the…

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Greening the workplace at Port of Felixstowe

30 Oct 2012, By

The Port of Felixstowe is Britain’s busiest container port and one of the largest in Europe. It handles over 3.4 million containers a year. I’ve worked here for nearly 27 years, and in that time have seen the Port expand, and its development encroach into nearby sites of special scientific interest (SSIs). As a child…

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Supporting union executives: Lay Leadership Programme

23 Aug 2012, By

The Guardian recently put up an article profiling a group of upcoming Conservative MPs who are spearheading a range of proposals which are designed to ‘unchain Britain’.  These ideas include a raft of changes to employment legislation which would make it easier to sack  workers.

Union reps: A better investment than a FTSE250 company

24 Jan 2012, By

Today, the TUC releases new research that shows the significant benefits that workplace union reps produce for employers and taxpayers.  The report also reveals serious inaccuracies in figures used by the so-called Taxpayers Alliance relating to the cost of paid time off. “Facility Time for union reps – separating fact from fiction” not only updates…

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Union reps: The user manual

16 Jan 2012, By

Trade union representatives are the unsung heroes of Britain’s workplaces. There are over 200,000 of them in every sector of the economy, giving up their time and energy for free simply to help and support their work colleagues. Unions are just as relevant, and necessary, today as they have ever been. Millions of workers have…

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