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Brazil is playing a increasing important role on the global stage both at a political and economic level. The TUC works with the three main Brazilian Trade Union Federations, the Central Única dos Trabalhadores (CUT) , Força Sindical (FS) and A União Geral Dos Trabalhadores (UGT) on trade, the impact of transnational corporations, rights for Brazilian migrant works in the UK and Europe and labour market and trade union reform in Brazil. Find out more about the CUT [www.cut.org.br], the FS [www.fsindical.org.br] and the UGT [www.ugt.org.br] (the merged CGT and new trade union)

Unions have welcomed the joint human rights communique signed today (Wednesday) by the governments of the four countries holding the current and next three summer and winter Olympics (the UK, Russia, Brazil and Korea.)
29 August 2012
Owen Tudor, TUC Head of EU and International Relations, addressed the 4th meeting of the Brazilian Workers Party groups abroad in London on 27 May, about migrant workers' rights.
28 May 2011
Brussels, 31 March 2011 (ITUC OnLine): An international conference organised by Play Fair and the Building Workers' International is opening today in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Conference will launch the BWI Campaign around the World Cup 2014, as well as the Olympic Games 2016 Play Fair Campaign, and will...
04 April 2011
The TUC General Secretary has written to the Brazilian ambassador in London calling for action to find and prosecute the murderer of metal workers union leader Augusto Lima da Cruz.
08 October 2010
The TUC General Secretary has written to the Brazilian ambassador in London calling for action to find and prosecute the murderer of metal workers union leader Augusto Lima da Cruz.
08 October 2010
Thanks to a new agreement between the TUC and Trades Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (“TUAC”) , developing and emerging country trade unions have a better chance of influencing decisions that affect billions of poor workers worldwide.
26 February 2010
The TUC has written to the Brazilian ambassador in London to voice concern over the assassination of Elton Brum Da Silva and the attempted assassination of Elio Neves, two rural workers leaders in Rio Grande do Sol State.
04 September 2009
On 3 July, the TUC signed a £2.4 million Programme Partnership Arrangement (PPA) with the Department for International Development (DFID) which will run until 31 March 2011. The TUC's PPA purpose is to achieve: Reduced poverty and increased rights of workers in developing countries through greater support for and strengthened...
04 August 2009
A speech given by TUC General Secretary, Brendan Barber, at a seminar organised by the Foreign Policy Centre on the theme of labour standards, corporate social responsibility and emerging economies. The speech highlighted the central importance of trade union organisation at a grassroots level in ensuring that labour standards are...
21 April 2008
Report on TUC and ICTU delegation to Brazil - representatives of the Trades Union Congress and Irish Congress of Trades Unions visited Brazil in February 2005 to meet with representatives from the three main Brazilian Trade Union Confederations; CUT, FS and CGT to discuss proposed labour market and trade union...
16 June 2005