From the TUC
Mary Macarthur blue plaque

Honouring the legacy of trade unionist Mary Macarthur

08 Mar 2017, By

On Tuesday 7 March 2017, on the eve of International Women’s Day, the Mary Macarthur Plaque was unveiled on the site of her Golders Green home. Mary Macarthur was a Scottish woman, trade unionist, and Secretary of the Women’s Trade Union League. Active in the fight for universal suffrage. Founder, in 1906, of the National…

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Unite, UNISON and GMB members are joined by Labour Behind the Label at the Bangladesh High Commission

Bangladesh breakthrough as global unions rally in defence of workers

27 Feb 2017, By

An international campaign to support Bangladesh’s trade unions in the face of a government crackdown has won key concessions. Global unions, backed by a strong stance from brands sourcing from Bangladesh, including several members of the UK’s Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI), secured the release of almost all the trade unionists arrested in the recent crisis…

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Unions: discovering a hidden part in LGBT+ history

23 Feb 2017, By Guest

Most LGBT+ people aren’t in a union and have little or no idea what unions do. Most LGBT+ people don’t think too much about how we got the rights we now enjoy. And most LGBT+ people (even those who know how hard we struggled) have not connected that progress with the role played by unions.…

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missing people in crowd

One day without us: fairness for migrants & a better deal for all

19 Feb 2017, By

Today, Monday 20 February, is UN world day of social justice, with the global theme of preventing conflict and sustaining peace through decent work. So it’s appropriate that grassroots campaigners have chosen today as ‘One Day Without Us’, a day to draw attention to the contribution that migrants make to the UK economy and the need…

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