TUC claims union membership is on the rise

Trade union membership is on the rise in workplaces where unions are promoting learning and training at work, according to a new TUC report.

The report Union Strength Through The Learning Agenda also suggests that the presence of learning representatives has had a positive effect on union standing among the workers as well as on union-employer relations.

Launching the report, TUC general secretary Brendan Barber said that workplace learning was one important way in which unions could address the key challenges of recruiting and organising.

“Union learning has been one of the success stories of recent years and is making a real difference to the lives of working people across the UK,” he said. “This report shows the transformation that learning can make to the individual, the union and the workplace.”

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