Organising and Representation

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Globalisation means that effective protection of workers' rights in the UK requires work at an international level, with fellow trade unionists, engaging with transnational corporations, the UK and other governments and transnational bodies such as the European Union, the UN, International Financial Organisations and the World trade Organisation.

The TUC is keen to develop an international organising model, working closely with other trade union centres and international confederations and helping develop links between unions in different countries to defend workers'rights and to ensure that they are recruited, represented and organised

In a letter to the Swaziland High Commission in London, the TUC has condemned the suspension of the two national trade union centres and a number of statutory bodies in Swaziland on 8 October 2014.
13 October 2014
Report of the TUC delegation to the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) world congress in Berlin in May 2014.
14 June 2014
To coincide with the publication of "The Global Development Crisis" by Ben Selwyn of Sussex University, in which he makes the case for 'labour-centred development', the TUC is sponsoring a debate on the evening of Thursday 23 January 2014.
15 January 2014
UN staff union briefing on the campaign to restore negotiating rights.
27 October 2013
The TUC is joining unions from across the globe in calling on South Korean President-elect Park Geun-hye to address a range of serious and ongoing labour rights concerns when she takes office on 25 February 2013.
22 February 2013
TUC Assistant General Secretary Kay Carberry's speech to Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA) on the situation in South Africa's mining industry
03 November 2012
In a letter to Andrew Mitchell, Secretary of State for International Development, the TUC has asked the UK Government to support the ITUC position at the forthcoming UNCTAD XIII in Doha, Qatar.
16 April 2012
Writing in solidarity with the striking workers of Spain, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber sends greetings to the General Secretaries of the CCOO Ignacio Fernardez Toxo and UGT Candido Mendez.
29 March 2012
Every day, about five workers, who may be members or non-members of the union, come to see me at the office....Most workers don't know about their workplace rights and fear their employer.
21 September 2011
Korean, UK and global unions yesterday delivered a letter calling on Standard Chartered UK to resolve the month-long strike at its Korean subsidiary – the longest in the history of the Korean banking industry.
28 July 2011

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