Tag Archive: trade union

Jun 07 2008

Trade unions and economic development

Coming in from the cold: trade unions in economic development partnerships ( pdf 44 KB) from Local Work No 11 (published by the Centre for Local Economic Strategies)

Describes the first capacity building project for trade unionists involved in economic regeneration. Covered partnership working, policy developments and good practice in strategies, project development and evaluation. Developed originally in the North West in 1998, with a follow-up evaluation in 1999 and later roll-out to other TUC regions.

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May 26 2008

Trades unions and the Sub-National Review

At a time when significant changes were underway in the institutional framework for regional economic development, including a ‘more strategic’ role for Regional Development Agencies and a bigger role for local authorities, the North West TUC commissioned us to draft a briefing ( pdf 337KB) for the TUC website. This summarised the then Government’s proposals for implementing the Sub-National Review of Economic Development and Regeneration and the wider policy context including proposals for learning and skills budgets. Opportunities for trades unions to influence policy and investment were highlighted and explored in a workshop with trade union officers. The briefing mapped key organisations and partnerships in the North West and set out trade union involvement in these. It also provided a full listing of relevant partnerships and developments within the region.

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