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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.

Responding to the announcement today (Wednesday) that three Cubans jailed in Florida have been released by the US government in a prisoner exchange, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “We welcome this rare – if overdue – example of common sense prevailing over petty politics and posturing.
17 December 2014
On the 8th and 9th December, the 13th British-German Trade Union Forum took place in London, focussing on workplace democracy, discussing Workers‘ voice – good governance and workplace democracy.
17 December 2014
The General Council of the Trades Union Congress wishes to express our deepest sympathy and solidarity with the people of Pakistan and our colleagues in the Pakistan Workers Federation and wider Pakistan Trade Union Movement, following the appalling school massacre in Peshawar.
17 December 2014
Unions have today (Friday) warned that they may not be able to support global climate change legislation if it fails to protect workers’ jobs, says the TUC. Although unions plan to support the United Nation’s ambitious climate change treaty in Paris next year, they are concerned that as the world...
12 December 2014
Do you argue for Fairtrade at work? Do you know someone who champions Fairtrade and has made at difference at work?....
02 December 2014
Responding to David Cameron’s announcement today (Friday) that EU migrants will not be able to claim benefits for four years after arriving in the UK, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The Prime Minister is taking a sledgehammer to a problem that he has exaggerated. People are coming to Britain...
28 November 2014
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
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