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Sue Ferns's Articles

There’s more to the Organising Academy than meets the eye

13 Nov 2013, By

The TUC’s Organising Academy does a great job in training and developing new full-time organisers, but arguably some of its most innovative work in recent years has focused around ensuring that experienced lay reps are equipped and enthused to move into leadership roles. Around five years ago, Prospect started work with the TUC’s National Organiser…

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Congress 2012: Organising in the private sector

17 Sep 2012, By

I would consider myself to be both an optimist and a realist. So whilst I am proud to be part of what is still the largest (and best) voluntary movement in the UK, I’m also concerned about our future. When I started work, the TUC represented just over 11 million trade union members – 5…

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Widening the debate on Trade Union membership

30 Apr 2012, By

Thanks to Becky for her analysis of the 2011 trade union membership figures released by BIS last week. Given the huge labour market turmoil we’ve experienced in 2011, I’m immediately struck by the remarkable stability in the key indicators relating to total union membership and density compared with 2010. Of course, there’s no denying the…

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