Trade Union History

The Trade Union movement has a powerful and important history. As a UNISON member you are part of movement that has fought for democracy and workers’ rights from the Tolpuddle martyrs, the Chartists, the general strike, the Spanish Civil war to the battle for sexual equality, gay rights and the environment and global warming amongst many, many others .

This page dips into this rich history and empowers members to see themselves as part of a courageous movement. Members are welcome to submit material they feel appropriate via the Unison office.

  1.  Malgrat de Mar –  City of Barcelona and the Spanish Civil war