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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
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08 August 2017
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08 August 2017
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04 August 2017
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04 August 2017
Brighton Centre, Brighton Sunday 10 September to Wednesday 13 September This form is for visitors wanting to attend Congress as: students; individual trade union members; and/or on behalf of non-union organisations. There is a separate form held by unions if you are applying through them. Tickets are £70 for students...
01 August 2017
Today (Wed 26 July 2017), the Supreme Court has ruled the decision to impose fees for workers to bring a claim to the Employment Tribunal was unlawful and therefore should be quashed. The case was brought by UNISON, a trade union who successfully argued that the decision to introduce the...
26 July 2017
The 40th TUC Trade Union Communication Awards took place in Congress House on Thursday 13 July 2017. This publication gives the results of this year's competition.
17 July 2017
Please read this page carefully before proceeding to the application. The 149 th Congress will be held at the Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton from Sunday 10 September to Wednesday 13 September 2017. Applications for media passes must be completed no later than noon on Tuesday 29 August. Any applications...
05 July 2017
Read the latest news from the South West region.
29 June 2017
As temperatures are set to hit over 30 degrees Celsius in parts of the UK this week the South West TUC is calling on employers to temporarily relax workplace dress codes to help staff cope. Health and Safety laws should also be amended to introduce a safe maximum workplace temperature.
20 June 2017