As the Government legislates to further cutback the rights of trade unionists to defend their jobs and standard of living, it is important to remember why trade unions are important.
“By winning better pay and conditions, improving
health and safety at work and developing workplace
learning cultures, trade unions achieve a huge
amount for union members and their families”
From The Union Advantage. How unions make work better and society fairer. (TUC September 2014)
This booklet sets out the scale of the union advantage: the positive beneﬁts that unions bring to workers, the organisations that employ them, and the community beyond the workplace.
The full document can be downloaded at
Reductions in Access to Justice Planned
The Public and Commercial Services (PCS) Union is drawing attention to the Government’s consultation on closing 91 courts and tribunals in England and Wales. This is not just about job loss but also about restricting access to justice.
PCS General Secretary Mark Serwotka said: “With courts closures and cuts to legal aid, access to justice has been significantly restricted by the previous government and now this one.
“We do not believe it is in the interests of justice to leave our communities without easy access to courthouses and tribunals.”
PCS’s full statement can be seen at http://www.pcs.org.uk/en/news_and_events/pcs_comment/pcs_comment.cfm/new-courts-closures-will-further-restrict-access-to-justice
Mark Serwotka was a key speaker at the Croydon Assembly meetings in November and June.