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Trades Union Councils and County Associations are an important part
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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 5.8 million workers in 51 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 1.4 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
Bullet TUC Campaign plan

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
Please read this page carefully before proceeding to the application. The 148 th Congress will be held at the Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton from Sunday 11 September to Wednesday 14 September 2016. Applications for media passes must be completed no later than noon on Tuesday 23 August. Any applications...
06 July 2016
Cradley Heath High Street was packed with entertainers, live theatre, stalls, with speeches and musical performances for the annual TUC Women Chainmakers Festival on Saturday July 2. Ruth Smeeth MP, former Halesowen and Rowley Regis MP Sylvia Heal, GMB President Mary Turner and CWU Regional Secretary and Midlands TUC vice-chair...
04 July 2016
Working people must not pay the price of Brexit...Tolpuddle Festival news...events & campaigns update...
01 July 2016
Central College Nottingham signs up to TUC’s new charter for helping terminally ill workers Central College Nottingham will sign up to a new charter today (Wednesday 29 June at 1.30pm) aimed at helping employees who become terminally ill at work. The signing, which will take place at the College’s Ruddington...
29 June 2016
Sandwell Council first Local Authority to sign up to TUC’s Dying to Work Charter for helping terminally ill workers Sandwell Council have signed up to the Dying to Work charter aimed at helping workers who become terminally ill at work. The Dying to Work Voluntary Charter is a TUC initiative...
29 June 2016
Wales TUC position on the EU Referendum On Thursday 23 June we will decide whether the UK should continue its membership of the European Union. As part of the British TUC, the Wales TUC has campaigned and lobbied to expose the UK Government’s anti-worker rights agenda; to press employers to...
28 June 2016
Many vital rights at work in the UK are derived from EU law, guaranteeing things like paid leave entitlements, protections from being forced to work excessive hours, discrimination protections and rights for working mums-to-be. Following the UK vote to leave the European Union, we now have to decide what happens...
27 June 2016
Yorkshire and the Humber TUC campaign plan for 2016-17 is published.
22 June 2016
TUPE no more?...Tolpuddle Festival news...events and campaigns across the region...
20 June 2016
Yorkshire and Humber TUC Regional Executive members show their support for the TUC's 'Don't Risk It' campaign to remain in the European Union
17 June 2016