What is a Trade Union

A trade union is an organised group of workers who have joined together to achieve common goals such as better working conditions, living wage and a safer working environment. Ordinary working people are in trade unions

doing all sorts of jobs form personal assistants to proffessional footballers, nurses to actors, shop assistants to bus drivers.

Trade Union successes in recent years have been

  • National minimum wage
  • improved parental leave provisions
  • equality legislation
  • laws on reasonable working hours
  • minimum holiday and sickness entitlements
  • health and safety in the workplace

Trade unions also provide legal representation for workers, for example to win compensation should you have an accident or injury at work. Unison provides many other benefits look at the unison website to find out more www.unison.org.uk

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commented 2013-12-28 08:23:26 +0000 · Flag
Thank you
UNISON, the union for Personal Assistants