An overview of the TUC
The Trades Union Congress (TUC) comprises 70 affiliated unions representing more than six and half million workers from all professions and backgrounds across Great Britain.
Working on behalf of British people, the TUC campaigns for justice in the workplace, at home and abroad. By negotiating throughout Europe the TUC builds connections with political parties and businesses, local communities and the wider society.
Britain's unions and health and safety in the work place
There are many advantages to joining a union, one of which is to improve health and safety in the workplace and prevent accidents at work. Read an overview of accidents at work. The efforts of union campaigners have resulted in the comprehensive health and safety legislation that the UK workforce abides by today.
One of the TUC's key aims is to run an extensive training and education programme for union reps so that they can effectively campaign to improve health and safety in the workplace with the view to diminishing accident at work incidence rates. Read more about statistics relating to accidents at work.
Other TUC aims and initiatives include:
- bringing Britain's unions together to draw up common policies
- lobbying the Government to implement polices that will benefit people at work
- campaigning on economic and social issues
- representing working people in public bodies
- representing British workers in international bodies, in the European Union and at the UN employment body - the International Labour Organisation
- carrying out research on employment-related issues
- helping unions develop new services for their members
- helping unions avoid clashes with each other
- building links with other trade union bodies worldwide
For more information on the TUC, including health and safety initiatives, please visit http://www.tuc.org.uk/.
Making a claim following an accident at work
If you have been harmed in an accident at work then our personal injury solicitors may be able to help you make a compensation claim.
They will provide you with free legal advice and talk you through each stage of your claim, fighting to get you the most compensation available for your injury. Read more about compensation amounts.
We work on a no win no fee service, which means that, if your claim is unsuccessful, you don't have to pay a penny. It means making a claim is a totally risk free process.
To find out more about making a claim following an accident at work or to begin the claim process today just call 0800 197 32 32.