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Unions and the Netroots: Growing together?

06 Jul, By

Last Saturday the TUC’s conference centre played host to Netroots UK 2012, a gathering of online activists from across the progressive movement. Hundreds of campaigners spent a whole day networking, training and debating strategy – a unique chance for trades unionists, political activists, local anti-cuts campaigns, environmentalists, direct action groups, equality organisations and many more…

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Live and striking: Unions live blogging 30 November

30 Nov, By

Today’s Day of Action on public service pensions is the biggest strike in a generation, so it’s going to set a lot of firsts, but one I’ve noticed is how connected the day is going to be online. Many unions are going to be maintaining liveblogs to keep their members in the loop, and many…

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Occupy! Occupy! Occupy!

16 Nov, By

If I were to say the words ‘Occupy (insert location here)’ to you, what would first spring to mind?  Is it the rows of tents in public places, the mini villages of protest or a hashtag? I’ve been mulling over this question, especially in light of finishing teaching our Communications and Campaigns course where we’ve been…

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Activists: put pressure on European finance ministers this weekend

01 Oct, By

This isn’t the normal Stronger Unions post, but you’re all activists, and this is about the sort of economy we live in, so it’s important for union organising, honestly! On Monday, European finance ministers meet in Luxemburg, and the internet petition people Avaaz, who have 6 million supporters worldwide (a lot of them in the…

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Online Organising: the future?

05 Apr, By

My first posting for the Stronger Unions blog since starting at the Director of the Organising Academy and what choice I’ve had to write about since joining the TUC!  We’ve had the fantastic March for the Alternative which saw 500,000 ordinary people say there is an alternative to the devastating cuts, a new cohort of…

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Guardian Article – gentle mockery

30 Mar, By

I was pleased to read this article in the Guardian Society Section this morning, an article by Mike White referring to our winner of the TUC 60 Second Ad Winner 2011, Steve Price. It is worth a read. Also check out our winner here in Hyde Park. http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/joepublic/2011/mar/29/cuts-protest-dignified-dissent-coalition-doctrine

Winner of the TUC 60 Second Ad contest

23 Mar, By

We are pleased to announce the winner of the TUC 60 Second Ad Contest 2011. This is another fantastic year for the competition that encourages the making of TV-style adverts to promote trade unions on the web. This years’ brief was the impact of the spending cuts. It was a very close competition and after…

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