From the TUC

Trade deals still on the Brussels agenda – we say no!

21 Sep 2016, By

Despite the Prime Minister’s mantra that “Brexit means Brexit”, the UK is still engaged in negotiating so-called trade deals as part of the EU, so yesterday, the TUC sent a small delegation to Brussels to take part in the Belgian union movement’s protests against the EU-Canada deal (CETA) and the EU-US deal (TTIP). Some of…

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Safety glove at a rock gig

Union health and safety representatives rock!

19 Sep 2016, By

Every two years the TUC asks trade union health and safety representatives about the issues that affect them, and the results are always really interesting. The 2016 survey results have just been published and show that across every sector the biggest issue they deal with is stress. Bullying and harassment is also becoming more of…

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Frances O'Grady with young workers

Building a movement of young workers

12 Sep 2016, By

The buzzword during TUC Congress this year is young workers: where they work, what they need, and how unions can help them. What we do know is that young workers –those aged under 30 and usually outside of education– are more likely to be low paid and less likely to be in secure work. Their…

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Health and Safety Executive

HSE: What social partnership means to the Tories

05 Sep 2016, By

On Friday the Government announced  a number of new appointments to the board of the Health and Safety Executive. The DWP did not indicate who they were representing when they made the announcement but, after a request from Hazards magazine, the HSE confirmed that two of the new appointments and one of the reappointments were employee representatives.…

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