The Trades Union Congres

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What we do

  • make representations to government and represent British workers on European Union and international bodies
  • campaign on workplace issues 
  • represent working people on public bodies 
  • carry out research on economic and employment-related issues 
  • work with others to build international solidarity and to connect the trade union movement in Britain to unions across the globe 
  • provide, or help unions provide, an extensive programme of work-based learning services, helping to raise national levels of learning and skills
  • organise a wide range of training for around 44,000 union reps each year 
  • help unions develop new services for their members 
  • help unions avoid clashes with each other
  • have offices in central London, in Cardiff, in Brussels and at regional centres across England.

You can read the TUC's full rules and standing orders.

Our campaign priorities 

​​TUC Campaign Plan 2015 downloadTUC Campaign Plan 2015

This is the TUC's campaign aims for 2015 under the new government. It comprises of new priorities under the existing five strands of jobs, pay, services, equality and union organising.

​Download TUC Campaign Plan 2015 [PDF]​​

You can order a hard copy of the plan from the online shop

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