Finding A Union
The TUC has an alphabetical list of contact details for all of its affiliated unions: http://www.tuc.org.uk/unions This page also has some other links to other useful sites about unions, why they are useful and how to join.
Most union sites have details of regional offices, if you need to speak to someone locally.
Hopefully unions in Northants will give me key contact details for their local branches which I will put up as I get them.
The main site is at http://www.tuc.org.uk/index.cfm
Lots and lots of info. You can sign up for regular alerts on a whole range of issues.
Touchstone is a TUC site which is has regular blog by TUC staff about policy issues that are in the news. Lots of statistics especially on the economy. http://touchstoneblog.org.uk/
Stronger Unions is a news and comment blog about the UK trade union movement, managed by the TUC. It is 'a central resource on the web for people wanting to find out about what unions are doing, and a community for people to contribute their own thoughts on developments for our movement.' http://strongerunions.org/
The TUC and various unions and organisations also support False Economy http://falseeconomy.org.uk/ which has lots of useful info about the cuts – facts, arguments and campaigns.
The main home page for the Regional TUC is at http://www.tuc.org.uk/tuc/regions_info_midlands.cfm
The site also carries links to their blog, local Unionlearn news, recent Midlands Region newsletters, press releases and events.
Regional TUC Contact details:
Regional Secretary, Rob Johnston, email@example.com
Regional Education Officer, Peter Try, firstname.lastname@example.org
Regional policy & campaigns officer, Alan Weaver email@example.com
Local Organisations (alphabetically)
Defend Council Housing: firstname.lastname@example.org http://northamptondefendcouncilhousing.wordpress.com
Northamptonshire Disabled People Against Cuts https://dpacnorthampton.wordpress.com/ email email@example.com Facebook http://www.facebook.com/groups/322616744503207
Northampton Save Our Public Services http://saveourpublicservices.co.uk/ email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Occupy Northampton have just set up the site which will have content soon http://occupynorthampton.org.uk/ email@example.com
Reclaim Our NHS (Northampton): http://reclaimournhs.moonfruit.com/ email firstname.lastname@example.org
Political Parties (alphabetically)
NTUC has no affiliation with any political party. Contact details are included here so that you can write to them to express your views and influence their policy.
Conservative Party http://www.northamptonconservatives.com/ You can find the contact details of all the Members of Parliament and councillors on the site.
Green Party http://northants.greenparty.org.uk/ email: email@example.com
Labour Party http://northamptonlabourparty.com/ Contact details for councillors on the website.
Liberal Democrats http://northamptonlibdems.org.uk/en/ Contact details for councillors not obvious but they are there!
Socialist Party http://northamptonsocialists.org.uk/ email: firstname.lastname@example.org