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Download the TUC's campaign aims for 2015. It comprises of
Trades Union Councils and County Associations are an important part

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 5.5 million workers in 52 unions. Globally we are part of a union family with 175 million members in more than 150 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

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BulletWhich unions does the TUC represent?
 
BulletWhat is Congress?
 
BulletGeneral Council and TUC structure
 
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The TUC in the Regions

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BulletWhat are Trades Union Councils?
 
BulletWhat are and where can I find Unemployed Workers Centres?
 
BulletTolpuddle Martyrs Museum and annual festival

People at the TUC

BulletWho's who at the TUC
 
BulletJobs at the TUC and affiliated unions

Further Information and Contact Details

BulletInformation services, Library and Archive
 
BulletHow to find us and where to contact us
 
BulletConference and meeting facilities
A few photos of activities during Hearts Union week in Yorkshire and the Humber
12 February 2016
Members of the Yorkshire and the Humber Women's Forum show how much they love their Unions in support of Heart Unions week
04 February 2016
This is an invite to join our Yorkshire March for the NHS on Saturday 16th April in Leeds ( assembles 11.30 outside Leeds Art Gallery): “ Stand By our Health workers: Stand Up for the NHS “ .........
03 February 2016
The big workplace meeting...#heartunions in the South West...Trade Union Bill...regional events and campaign updates...
02 February 2016
embargo : 00.01hrs Friday 22 January 2016 Average pay (median) in the East Midlands is still worth £2,512 less in real terms than it was in 2008 – a shortfall of £48 a week – according to new analysis published by the TUC today (Friday). The figures confirm that the...
22 January 2016
embargo : 00.01hrs Friday 22 January 2016 Average pay (median) in the West Midlands is still worth £1,981 less in real terms than it was in 2008 – a shortfall of £38 a week – according to new analysis published by the TUC today (Friday). The figures confirm that, despite...
22 January 2016
The following is the list of activities that are being planned in the Midlands. As and when actions are announced they will be added to the website.
21 January 2016
Every organisation needs a single, reliable information resource for those who follow its fortunes, and for the TUC that has been the Directory, our annual yearbook about TUC work and that of our member unions.
21 January 2016
Week of action against the Trade Union Bill...unions support junior doctors...news and upcoming events in the South West...
12 January 2016
One in five public sector jobs in the South West have been lost since 2010, new figures reveal.....
12 January 2016

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