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The TUC General Secretary has written to Philip Hammond, Foreign Secretary, calling for pressure to be applied on the government of Bangladesh to address problems in the labour law as part of its commitment under the 'Sustainability Compact' signed with the EU last year. Trade union repression and violation of...
21 July 2014
The TUC is urging trade unionists to join an Amnesty International urgent action demanding freedom for jailed Iranian trade unionist Reza Shahabi, who started a hunger strike on 1 June. TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady has written to the Iranian Ambassador in Paris (the nearest Embassy to the UK) demanding...
07 June 2014
The TUC submitted amendments to the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) world congress in Berlin in May 2014, calling for ITUC affiliates around the world to take action to defend their LGBTI members. Here is the speech that TUC delegate and General Council spokesperson on Europe, Billy Hayes, made to...
04 June 2014
TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady has joined trade union leaders from around the world in condemning the arrest in Swaziland of trade union lawyer Thulani Maseko. In her letter to the Swaziland High Commissioner in London, O’Grady argues that the detention of Maseko by armed police officers on 17 March...
23 March 2014
The General Secretary has written to the Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Congo, condemning the arrest of Mr Victor Umba Ilunga, President of the national union delegation and demanding his unconditional release.
12 March 2014
The TUC has written to the Home Secretary and the Foreign Secretary to urge that René González, the first member of the "Miami Five" to be released from prison, be allowed into the UK to attend a conference examining the legality of his conviction, after he was denied entry on...
10 March 2014
TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady has written urgently to the Prime Minister of Cambodia urging him to ensure that a peaceful protest planned for Phnom Penh tomorrow (Saturday) is allowed to proceed, allowing Cambodia's textile trade unionists - mostly women - to express their concerns about wage levels on International...
07 March 2014
Ahead of the "People's Strike" called for Tuesday by our sister organisation KCTU in South Korea, the TUC General Secretary has written to the Korean Ambassador to London posing five key questions about his government's failure to respect workers' rights and the fundamental core conventions of the ILO. She specifically...
23 February 2014
The TUC's General Secretary Frances O'Grady has protested to the Cambodian Ambassador in London as part of a global union day of action, demanding the release of 23 jailed textile workers who are in court tomorrow, and respect for the principles of freedom of association, assembly and collective bargaining.
10 February 2014
The TUC General Secretary has written to the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to immediately release all the union members arrested under unproven connections to illegal organisations, to lift all bans on meetings and demonstrations and also calls Turkey to abide by its European and international obligations to secure...
17 January 2014

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