Antonia Bance is the TUC’s head of campaigns and communications. She leads all of the TUC’s campaigning work, including their campaign against the Trade Union Act in 2015-16, and their campaigning at the 2016 EU referendum. Antonia also leads the TUC’s young workers programme. She is responsible for the innovation programme, including setting up the TUC’s WorkSmart app, a digital trade union offer for 21-30s.
Antonia was previously domestic violence charity SafeLives’ director of policy and communications in 2014-15. From 2011-2014, she was head of campaigns for Shelter, leading Shelter’s public campaigns to build more homes and fix private renting. Antonia has also worked on campaigning and public policy for the Diana Memorial Fund, Oxfam and YWCA.
Antonia is a former local councillor and cabinet member, and is a trustee of the Nationwide Foundation.