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The TUCJCC has developed this programme of work to ensure
Trades Union Councils and County Associations are an important part
Download the TUC's campaign aims for 2015. It comprises of

The TUC is the voice of Britain at work. Our overall objectives are to raise the quality of working life and promote equality for all. Our mission is to be a high profile organisation that campaigns successfully for trade union aims and values; assists trade unions to increase membership and effectiveness; cuts out wasteful rivalry; and promotes trade union solidarity.

Just as individual workers benefit by joining together in a union, so unions gain strength by acting together through the TUC. The TUC brings unions together to draw up common policies on issues that matter to people at work.

We represent more than 5.6 million workers in 50 unions. Globally we are part of a union family with 180 million members in more than 160 countries. Our unions range in size from Unite with 1.3 million members to small specialist unions with only a few hundred. Most unions are also affiliated to the Global Union Federation for their sector.

For more information about the TUC see the links below

The work of the TUC

Bullet What does the TUC do?
 
Bullet Which unions does the TUC represent?
 
Bullet What is Congress?
 
Bullet General Council and TUC structure
 
Bullet TUC Campaign plan
 
Bullet Unionlearn

The TUC in the Regions

Bullet Regional TUC
 
Bullet What are Trades Union Councils?
 
Bullet What are and where can I find Unemployed Workers Centres?
 
Bullet Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum and annual festival

People at the TUC

Bullet Who's who at the TUC
 
Bullet Jobs at the TUC and affiliated unions

Further Information and Contact Details

Bullet Information services, Library and Archive
 
Bullet How to find us and where to contact us
 
Bullet Conference and meeting facilities
The Exhibition is an integral part of our annual Congress and frequently figures in media coverage. As regular participants know, the TUC Exhibition area provides the principal setting where the 600 delegates and several thousand visitors and media representatives conduct important business out of the conference hall. You can be...
20 January 2017
The TUC recognises the importance of representatives such as Shop Stewards and Office Reps in building the Trade Union movement in the workplace. There are hundreds of representatives in the region who devote much time and energy protecting and improving wages and conditions of their members. Often they deal with...
09 January 2017
The Northern TUC continues to appreciate and acknowledge the range of work currently undertaken by lay union representatives on behalf of their members and the community. Once again the TUC will be making an award to the trade unionist who represents the best aspects of being a union health &...
09 January 2017
In her New Year message published today (Friday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady calls for a “new bargain” for working people that gives them better protection at work and a fairer share of Britain’s success.
30 December 2016
19 December For Immediate Release Businesses and trade unions make joint call on Prime Minister to give EU workers in the East Midlands the right to remain Trade union and business leaders in the East Midlands have given their backing to an open letter from the TUC and British Chambers...
19 December 2016
Monday 19 December 2016 Businesses and trade unions make joint call on Prime Minster to give EU workers in West Midlands the right to remain Trade union and business leaders in the West Midlands have given their backing to an open letter from the TUC and British Chambers of Commerce...
18 December 2016
The Midlands TUC December 2016 newsletter is now available
06 December 2016
Sheffield City Council became the first employer in Yorkshire to sign up to the TUC's charter for helping terminally ill workers on 22 November.
24 November 2016
e-newsletter of the South West TUC ( PDF version ) To receive the newsletter direct to your inbox in future please email your details to [email protected] and ask to subscribe to South West enews . If you have news that you want to share with the trade union movement in...
28 October 2016
Unedited verbatim report for TUC Congress 2016 which took place at the Brighton Centre 11 - 14 September 2016. This is a record of everything that was said from the podium in the formal business of Congress 2016. ​This is an unedited version, as transcribed by our verbatim reporters Martin...
26 October 2016

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