Trades Union Congress


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Trades Union Congress (TUC)

the TRADE UNION federation to which most UK unions are affiliated. The TUC represents the trade union movement in dealings with government and formulates policy for the movement as a whole. Unlike some continental federations it has no direct role in COLLECTIVE BARGAINING, though on occasions TUC officials intervene in major INDUSTRIAL DISPUTES. The TUC can intervene in disputes (for example over membership between unions (see BRIDLINGTON RULES)). The TUC is governed by a General Council elected by constituent members in proportion to their membership.

Trades Union Congress (TUC)

a UK organization that represents the collective interests of member TRADE UNIONS in dealings with government and employers’ organizations and formulates general trade union policies.
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In addressing the issue of free ridership, Chew and Chew (1991, 2003, 2008, 2010) explain that the Singapore National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) uses non-collective benefits to induce new members to join the union.
Filsar, Report to the Trades Union Congress, MRC, MSS.
When the British Trades Union Congress began to explore international contacts in the early part of this century, a natural link existed with the Dominions.
It was called by the general council of the Trades Union Congress in an unsuccessful attempt to force the Government to act to prevent wage reduction and worsening conditions for coal miners.
THE column written by Kevin Rowan, the regional secretary of the Northern Trades Union Congress, takes the biscuit ("Legal nit-picking that undermines the right to strike", The Journal, December 21).
The Wales Trades Union Congress should be congratulated for bringing this disparity to light.
Churchill's letter to Sir Walter Citrine on the question of civil servants' affiliation to the Trades Union Congress was welcomed ' as a, challenge " by Mr.
The North-east is the best region, according to a report by the Trades Union Congress, but firms in the West Midlands have the worst record in the country on training.
The Trades Union Congress called the stoppage in support of a strike by coal miners over threatened wage cuts.
WORKERS rights were high on the agenda as Plaid Cymru sought to strengthen its links with the Trades Union Congress yesterday.
On the brink: Trade and Industry Secretary Mr Stephen Byers on the final day of the Trades Union Congress Scottish conference in Edinburgh yesterday promised that the Government would give its 'fullest consideration' to Govan shipyard's bid for a defence contract for roll-on roll-off ferries as its future hangs in the balance over the decision.
The Scottish Trades Union Congress want full devolution of income tax, a raft of benefits and the ability to set a distinctive policy on immigration and asylum.