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The TUC guide on your rights at work in the
This guide aims to help safety representatives and other union

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.

TUC Aid has been supporting the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) programme in Vietnam to give workers a voice at the furniture factories supplying British companies to tackle health and safety and low wages which are common.Currently, the programme is conducting research at a number of factories supplying UK companies to...
26 January 2015
TUC Aid is supporting the Federation of Somali Trade Unions (FESTU) in its efforts to improve pay and working conditions of informal sector workers in Somalia through a project launched in December 2014.
23 January 2015
New online guides to help combat the exploitation of migrant workers, so that everyone is treated fairly, are being launched today (Friday) by the TUC. The guide Working in the UK is available in 13 languages, including Polish, Bulgarian and Romanian.
23 January 2015
As business leaders and heads of state gather in Davos for the World Economic Forum which begins today (Wednesday), the TUC says that issues on the agenda like inequality and employment need a greater range of voices around the table. TUC General Secretary, Frances O’Grady, who is attending the Forum...
21 January 2015
International Development Matters Issue 137 January 2015 IDM - Monthly newsletter reporting international development matters and issues affecting trade unionists around the world. Including reports, statements, interviews and events. TUC News TUC Promotes Women Trade Union Leaders in Bangladesh TUC Works to Strengthen Modern Slavery Bill TUC Supports International Migrants...
19 January 2015
The TUC guide on your rights at work in the UK. Translated in 13 languages.
15 January 2015
TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady has written to the Foreign Secretary urging him to intervene with the authorities in Hong Kong to refrain from arrests aimed at leaders of the Umbrella Movement and in particular the leaders of the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions.
10 January 2015
A letter of thanks from jailed Colombian trade union leader Huber Ballesteros for his nomination for the Solidar Silver Rose Award.
10 January 2015
TUC Aid is appealing for donations to rebuild the Beit Lahia Plant Nursery in Gaza, which was badly damaged during the 2014 Israeli offensive. The majority of Gaza's 1.6 million people are children and refugees living under siege. Access to fuel, water, energy and food is heavily restricted by the...
09 January 2015
TUC Aid is supporting the National Garment Workers Federation (NGWF) in Bangladesh to run a women's leadership development programme. Women workers face frequent harassment in garment factories in Bangladesh and managers often violently repress trade union activities. This programme will give women skills and confidence to take leadership positions in...
22 December 2014