UK - The Transport & General Workers' Union is setting up an "organising academy" to help protect workers' pensions.
The union is setting aside £500,000 to establish the academy, which will train more activists to build up the union’s membership.
It cited the progress the T&G had made in pensions and said that millions of people could benefit from union membership to help protect their rights.
T&G assistant general secretary Barry Camfield said: “There are literally millions of people who could benefit from trade union organisation in their workplace, to better their pay, pensions, family friendly policies, health and safety and give them a say at work.
The T&G expects to launch the academy in 2004.
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