The Trades Union Congres

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The Trades Union Congress:

  • brings Britain’s unions together to draw up common policies.
  • lobbies the Government to implement policies that will benefit people at work.
  • campaigns on economic and social issues.
  • represents working people on public bodies.
  • represents British workers in international bodies, in the European Union and at the UN employment body - the International Labour Organisation.
  • carries out research on employment-related issues.
  • runs an extensive training and education programme for union representatives.
  • helps unions develop new services for their members.
  • helps unions avoid clashes with each other.
  • builds links with other trade union bodies worldwide.

You can read the TUC's full rules and standing orders.

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