Antonia Bance

Head of Campaigns, Communications and Digital , TUC

Antonia Bance has been head of campaigns, communications and digital at the Trades Union Congress since 2015. She has overseen a massive expansion in the TUC's profile – including launching the TUC's hugely successful TikTok channel. She is currently leading campaigns on the cost-of-living crisis and government attacks on the right to strike. At the TUC, Antonia has run successful campaigns against new trade union restrictions in 2015-16, and for more support for workers during the pandemic. She has also ran major innovation programmes to get under-30s into unions and help unions overcome strike ballot thresholds. Antonia is an expert in campaigns strategy and issue communications. She was previously policy and communications director for a domestic abuse charity and head of campaigns for the housing charity Shelter. She is a trustee of the Nationwide Foundation, and is a former Labour councillor and parliamentary candidate.