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The TUC has always been internationalist, working with unions throughout the world for social justice. In particular, the TUC has played a key role in advancing workers' rights in Europe and making the case for social Europe. We are affiliated to the world trade union body, the ITUC and the European TUC - both of which maintain up to date links to unions throughout the world.

International Development Matters Issue 135 November 2014 IDM - Monthly newsletter reporting international development matters and issues affecting trade unionists around the world. Including reports, statements, interviews and events. TUC News TUC urges government to do more to stop human rights abuses in Swaziland TUC calls for Cameron to commit...
12 November 2014
TUC Aid is appealing for donations to rebuild the Beit Lahia Plant Nursery in Gaza - set up to help the people of Gaza to increase their income and improve food security - which was badly damaged during the Israeli offensive earlier this year.
07 November 2014
The TUC has today (Thursday) written to David Cameron asking him to show his support for UK workers at the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Australia, by making the case for better jobs and wages. The TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “It’s time that David Cameron stood up for UK...
06 November 2014
TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady has written to the Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond MP demanding more action to help the defenders of Kobane and the refugees displaced by ISIL, and, in the longer term, calling for a more inclusive Iraqi government, based on human and trade union rights. She has...
05 November 2014
TUC submission to the European Ombudsman consultation on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and transparency which urges the European Commission to increase transparency and access by trade union and civil society to the negotiations.
05 November 2014
Ahead of David Cameron’s meeting with the Emir of Qatar, the TUC is today (Tuesday) calling on the Prime Minister to ensure that the government of Qatar is committed to ending slavery and abuse of migrant workers. In an open letter to David Cameron, the TUC said: “Conditions for foreign...
28 October 2014
Photo by: Stephen Russell On Saturday 25 October the CGIL demonstrated against the government’s proposal to weaken employment rights. The proposed amendments to the Workers’ Statute (in place for 40 years) would remove the right of workers who have been fired unfairly to be reinstated. Whilst the SERTUC Regional Council...
27 October 2014
The TUC has asked the UK Mission to the UNHRC in Geneva to raise persistent violations of human and trade union rights in Fiji in the forthcoming Universal Periodic Review.
21 October 2014
TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady has joined union leaders in other countries to urge governments negotiating with Iran over its nuclear programme in Vienna this week to expand the talks to cover Iran's appalling human and trade union rights record.
20 October 2014
In its submission to the IDC, the TUC points out that despite its declared intention of helping people to work their way out of poverty, DFID has paid scant regard to the protection and promotion of their employment rights and overlooked the opportunity to enhance the impact of its interventions...
16 October 2014