The TUC hopes to motivate staffThe Trades Union Congress (TUC) has announced its aim to increase motivation in the workplace and reduce the rate of people quitting their jobs.

According to the group, joining a union can help to prevent people from being stressed or demotivated by new working practices.

A new pamphlet from the TUC highlights the ways in which unions can aid businesses and help them to recover from the recession, including examples of how union members have introduced greener working practices or negotiated changes to pensions.

By giving employees a voice at work, people are more likely to feel motivated and less likely to leave their jobs, it suggests.

TUC general secretary Brendan Barber said: “Conflict between unions and employers will always generate the headlines. But behind the scenes, many employers are working closely with unions to modernise their workplaces and recover from the recession.”

The TUC recently urged that the recession should not be used as an excuse by employers not to offer pay rises this year.

Posted by Colette Paxton