Unions are looking to expand their influence in a move that could seecontinental-style, co-ordinated strike action. The TUC and Unison are seeking to increase their power by recruiting moremembers and introducing rights to negotiate across the entire public sector. Unison will vote later this week on amendments that could lead to moreco-ordinated pay claims across different public sector bodies. The union is theUK’s biggest, representing more than 1.3 million workers across the publicsector in areas including the NHS and education. In a separate move, the new TUC general secretary Brendan Barber told of hisintention to recruit more members – particularly in the private sector. He urged members to make the TUC a ‘growing force’ by focusing on the modernservice sector. He also defended the recent spate of industrial action callingthe choice to strike “a fundamental human right”. Unions seek to dominate the public sectorOn 17 Jun 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.