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Solidarity is a key value of trade unionism, and developing global solidarity is one of the TUC's strategic objectives.

The TUC wants unions and union members to take action to support our sisters and brothers around the world. On this page you can find links to the following:

  • donating money and raising funds in solidarity with trade unionists in need through TUC Aid;
  • support for workers' struggles around the world - including industrial disputes;
  • protesting about abuses of trade union and other human rights in other countries; and
  • campaigning for global economic justice - core labour standards, and end to debt, trade justice and fairness, more and better aid, and quality public services.

TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady has joined protests organised by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) about the judicial harassment of leaders of the Aeroflot pilots' union in Russia, by sending a letter to the Russian Ambassador. The TUC is also promoting an e-action aimed at Aeroflot's top executives.
26 January 2014
UN staff union briefing on the campaign to restore negotiating rights.
27 October 2013
We're supporting a petition by campaign group SumOfUs calling on UK high street retailer River Island to join its competitors in signing the Bangladesh Fire and Building Safety Accord. Please take a moment to add your own name too.
15 September 2013
Over 30 major retailers have signed a significant new union-backed safety accord for Bangladeshi textile workers. However Debenhams and GAP are still holding back from signing. Please help us ask them to change their mind.
20 May 2013
WIth a ceasefire in place, call on the UK government to do all that it can to lift the blockade and end the suffering of Gaza's people. Sign Oxfam's urgent action.
26 November 2012
The TUC is backing a global union appeal to help pay a fine and other legal costs imposed on Kenyan union leader Francis Atwoli for backing his members on strike. The Going to Work website provides the chance to make individual donations through Pay-Pal and we want to hand over...
25 October 2012
TUC Aid is supporting the development of a nursery in the Gaza strip to help some of the poorest families secure enough food and improve their incomes.
01 October 2012
For the first time in generations workers in Burma are now free to form trade unions. But they are starting from scratch in a country slowly emerging from dictatorship and extreme poverty. Please help them by supporting TUC Aid's Burma Appeal.
14 August 2012
Join the global union campaign – organised by EI, ITF and PSI - to condemn the governmental crackdown on Swazi public workers by sending a LabourStart message to Mswati III, King of Swaziland, urging him to meet the legitimate demands of public servants; and to ensure the immediate and unconditional...
08 August 2012
Mahdi Abu Dheeb, the President of the Bahraini Teachers' Association (BTA), has now spent more than a year behind bars for doing nothing more than leading his trade union. Please support his union's petition calling on UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon to intervene in his case.
17 May 2012

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