Join a Trade Union
Many of the rights we enjoy at work have been won by union campaigning.
Trade unions campaign to protect and improve the conditions of their members, working people.
Workplaces with active trade union members often benefit from better wages, safer workplaces and better conditions at work as the trade union can negotiate these improvements with the employer.
Trade unions both provide education and encourage employers to offer training to their employees, allowing employees to develop and increase their skills and therefore giving them more opportunities.
Trade unions provide advice, protection and representation at work.
Trades union councils consist of representatives of trade unions or branches of trade unions which meet within the area covered by that council, or which have members working or living in the area.
A union branch will normally affiliate to the trades unions council in the area in which it meets.
For further information on affiliation or becoming involved in the Trades Council, please contact Secretary, Louis MacDonald.
Meetings are always held on the 1st Thursday of the month.
Branches/Trade Unions affiliated to the Portsmouth Trades Council
Branches of the following trade unions are affiliated to the Portsmouth Trades Council
ASLEF, GMB, PCS, UNITE, UCATT, UCU, CWU, NUJ, RMT & UNISON.
Thompsons Solicitors are also represented.