Trade union research officers inform the activities and strategic development of trade unions by collecting, analysing and circulating information on social, economic and political issues.
Research supports three key aims:
The role combines research and writing, presentations to key decision makers, networking with other unions, academics and specialist media. Trade union research officers also deal with joint projects with other agencies, working on common issues that affect working life and social justice. The role provides an opportunity for people with a strong political commitment to support workers' rights in various sectors such as engineering, retail and education.