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A key component of the Trade Union Co-ordinating Group’s activity is about ensuring that the key issues affecting union members are not ignored in Parliament.

Despite the current lack of political representation for the trade union movement and wider civil society within much of mainstream politics, the TUCG aims to build a strong and loud parliamentary lobby for union members – holding briefing sessions with MPs, and organising rallies and coordinating parliamentary interventions.

Most of the unions in the TUCG have their own individual lobbying operation in Parliament to raise with MPs their specific issues. The TUCG aims to consolidate this work and bring together the unions voices to present a clear, strong and united stand on campaigns which are cross-sectoral and of common interest.

The TUCG is focused upon developing constructive relationships with as widespread a number of MPs as possible to ensure that campaigns concerning the trade union movement are placed on the parliamentary agenda.

Previous Parliamentary campaigns have included amendments to improve the Equality Act 2010; the Trade Union Freedom Bill and the Lawful Industrial Action and Minor Errors Bill (a Private Members’ Bill sponsored by John McDonnell MP which tried to improve trade union rights); and numerous interventions regarding pensions, health and safety, public services, tax justice and the Budget.

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TUCG: MARK SERWOTKA ON THE FIGHT AGAINST AUSTERITY

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BOOK: COST OF LIVING CRISIS

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By MIchael Calderbank

Foreword by Mark Serwotka, PCS General Secretary

 

Buy now from www.radicalread.co.uk

Based on research commissioned by the TUCG, the book examines why costs have risen for all items of expenditure, ranging from housing and child care to food and transport. He makes practical proposals on how these costs can be reduced. He also delivers an uncompromising message to the leaders of all mainstream Westminster Parties: it is time to end the politics of austerity, an ideological project to cut the size of the state permanently.

FAMILY JUSTICE

New pamphlet on the effect of legal aid cuts on Family Justice.  Double click the picture below to dowload.

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THE GREAT PAY ROBBERY

 

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The impact of falling real wages, benefit cuts and soaring housing costs - with a foreword by Mark Serwotka (General Secretary, PCS).  Click image to download.

COST OF LIVING CRISIS

Cost of Living

 

 Click the image to download the new pamphlet from TUCG, looking at how the cost of living is impacting on working families, and what kind of measures are needed to really make a difference (with a foreword by Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary).