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How unions help their members win better pay

24 Feb 2015, By Guest

Joining together to win a better deal for members is the cornerstone of a trade union’s work. For Fair Pay Fortnight, we’ve rounded up some recent stories of how unions are making a real difference to their members’ pay packets. GMB: Pay rise and summer bonus for 2,500 airport staff Many workers in ground handling…

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VIDEO: Leadership and management in unions

19 Nov 2014, By Guest

What makes for successful leader or manager within a union?  Our brand new Leadership and Management course gives union officers the skills and knowledge needed to help run successful union campaigns, departments or strategic drives.  For more info, click here, or for a little taster, see our new video below. We also still have a…

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Organising Academy Training Programme 2014/15

VIDEO: Developing Reps

30 Oct 2014, By Guest

Reps are the cornerstone of the trade union movement. So how are the union staff who support them day to day also 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…

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What makes a campaign successful?

29 Oct 2014, By Guest

Recently I saw a tweet where a campaign had been hailed as a success despite not having won the objective.  This got me thinking.  What do we class as a successful campaign and how many of our campaign work is ‘successful’?


Britain Needs a Pay Rise demo: What comes next?

15 Oct 2014, By Guest

With only three days to go before the Britain Needs a Pay Rise march, I thought I’d just put a few thoughts down on what may come next.  How are we using actions like this to help build a sustainable union movement?


What makes a ‘strategic campaign’ strategic?

24 Sep 2014, By Guest

That’s a question I’m often asked, and with the introduction of Strategic Campaigns training as part of the new Organising Academy programme, I thought I’d take some time to answer that question in a video: If you’d like to know more, check out the new Strategic Campaigns course in the Organising Academy Training brochure (web)

New! Organising Academy Programme

23 Sep 2014, By Guest

It’s been nearly five months in the making but I am pleased to say that we are able to release the TUC’s Organising Academy brochure for 2014-15!  Alongside our existing courses, union staff will also be able to access three new short courses.

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