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14 February 2023

TUC Black Network

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Join the TUC Black Network

Join the TUC Black Network, the first step in the national recording of Black workers who are in the Trade Union movement.

The TUC is proud to announce the launch of its Black Network. The first-ever national database to capture and record the richness and contributions of Black workers across the trade union movement and create a space for growth, empowerment and progress.

The TUC Black Network will be a powerful tool designed to connect, amplify, and support the work of Black activists, reps, organisers and trade union employees and officials.

This is the first time in history that such an effort has been made to preserve and promote the legacy of Black activists in the trade union movement. A crucial historical initiative that we believe will serve to commemorate, celebrate and preserve the legacy of Black activists who have made invaluable contributions to the trade union movement. Working to improve the lives of workers and build stronger, more inclusive unions serving as a source of education, inspiration and encouragement for current and future generations.

Make your mark on history and be a part of something truly ground breaking. Click to Join the TUC Black network and help build a comprehensive and inclusive record of Black collective achievements.

And as a special incentive, all new signs up during HeartUnions Week (13 - 19 Feb) will be entered into a prize draw to win one of 3 x £100 shopping voucher.

What is the TUC definition of Black and who can join the TUC Black Network?

What is the TUC definition of Black and who can join the TUC Black Network?

Black’ – with a capital B– is used to indicate people with a shared history. ‘Black’ is used in a broad political and inclusive sense to describe people in the UK who have suffered from colonialism and enslavement in the past and continue to experience racism and diminished opportunities in today’s society”.

This is an important opportunity for everyone who cares about the trade union movement and its future to get involved and support this historic effort. We encourage all members to promote the TUC Black Network and help us spread the word. Share our message with friends and colleagues, and let's make history.

Here's how you can get involved

Here's how you can get involved:

  • Join the TUC Black Network: If you are a Black activist, trade union employee or official, know someone who is, encourage them to join the Network and share their work with the world. 
  • Spread the word: Help us spread the word about the TUC Black Network by sharing it with your networks and encouraging others to join. 

Together, we can create a powerful network of Black activists working towards a more just and equitable world. We hope you'll join us in this effort. 

Sign up here to join the TUC Black Network

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