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Protecting future pensions - the role of trustees
details of this years TUC Member Trustee Network annual conference
Pensions, 10 May 2007

TUC on May interest rates decision
Commenting on today's decision to raise interest rates to 5.5 per cent, the TUC's Head of Economics and Social Affairs, Adam Lent, said: “Today's rise was widely predicted but hardworking homeowners and business people will hope the Bank will give the increase enough time to take effect before deciding whether to put up rates again.
Economy, 10 May 2007

TUC to see German Chancellor about private equity and green jobs
This bank holiday Monday the TUC is taking part in an international trade union delegation to Germany to remind Chancellor Angela Merkel of the need to discuss tackling the growing influence of private equity firms, creating new environmentally-friendly jobs and making globalisation fairer when world leaders meet at the G8 next month.
International, 7 May 2007

TUC campaign for an annual day to remember the victims of slavery
Although, Britain may have played an important part in the abolition of slavery, it was also instrumental in the creation, expansion and perpetuation of one of the greatest evils in history. That's why the UK needs an occasion for remembrance, reflection and education.
Equality, 4 May 2007

Browne resignation shows need for stronger action on directors
The Chief Executive of BP, Lord Browne, was forced to resign and reportedly faces legal action after telling what a court called 'a white lie' over where he met a former partner.
Health and Safety, 4 May 2007

Migrant workers safety under the spotlight
GMB members employed by a supplier to clothes and food chain Marks & Spencer, staged a May Day demonstration outside Marks & Spencer's Head Office following the failure of both the company and its supplier to take action on a health and safety warning issued last month by GMB.
Health and Safety, 4 May 2007


Ross Pritchard Memorial Fund essay competition
A national essay competition to commemorate one of the Graphical Paper and Media Union's best known rank and file members, Ross Pritchard. The winning entry in the view of the Trustees will receive £750.
A maximum of 1,000 words on the following subject: 'To what extent does the UK's national (incorporating multinational companies) media influence the Labour Party's agenda?'
Send entries, by 21 September 2007, to RPMF, 1 Camden Hill Road, London SE19 1NX or megan@gn.apc.org
29 January 2007 to 21 September 2007

'Building stronger unions – organising in the context of global capital'
In April 2007 the TUC helped launch the Union Ideas Network, an exciting new initiative linking unions and academics more effectively.

'Building stronger unions – organising in the context
of global capital' marks the first anniversary of the UIN, and will bring together union activists, organisers, officers, academics, researchers and policy-makers.

17 May 2007

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European Agency for Safety and Health at Work - UK focal point
The EU agency for safety and health provides information and support on prevention issues, and runs European Week for Health and Safety. The TUC is represented on its administrative board in Bilbao, and the HSE provides the UK focal point for the agency.
Health and Safety, 9 May 2007

Citizen's Advice
Citizens Advice Bureaux - an online information and advice site which offers free, confidential, impartial and independent advice.
Work-Life Balance, 7 May 2007

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