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In Britain today there are more than 29 million people in paid employment and over 6 million are members of trade unions that are recognised by the Trades Union Congress (TUC).
The links below provide information for employees and employers on the role of trade unions in the modern workplace.
The TUC website has details on the benefit to employees of union membership and a list of 52 unions that it recognises. The leaflet in our documents section explains the benefits in more detail.
Trades Union Congress (TUC)
GOV.UK has guidance to employers on the role of trade unions, the benefits of union recognition and how to work effectively with union officials.
GOV.UK - Trade Unions
For free and impartial advice for employers or employees about any employment issue in the workplace please call the Acas helpline on 0300 123 1100.
ACAS - Workplace Help
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