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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 5.8 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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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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26 October 2016
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24 October 2016
Barnsley and Fulham football club supporters joined forces on Sat 15 October to demand safer working conditions and proper workers right for those employed building World Cup venues in Qatar
19 October 2016
Photos of GMB's demo outside ASOS, Barnsley, as part of their campaign against the exploitation and abuse of workers there.
14 October 2016
Austerity Has Failed. October 2nd March and Rally pics
06 October 2016
* 3rd October * For Immediate Release Santander signs TUC's Dying to Work Charter Santander Bank today (Monday) added its name to a new charter aimed at helping employees who become terminally ill at work. Santander is the latest high-profile employer to sign up to the Dying to Work Voluntary...
06 October 2016
Learning & Skills...Hinkley Point...news, campaigns and events in the region...
26 September 2016
Those elected are Ged Nichols, Simon Weller, Dave Penman, Eddie Saville, Mark Dickinson, Nick Cusack and Manuel Cortes.
15 September 2016
E7 Turkey and solidarity with the Kurdish population Congress notes with the utmost concern the state of emergency decree imposed on 1 September 2016 which, together with other actions in the weeks following the failed attempted coup on 15 July, deliberately targets Turkey’s trade unionists and public officials, including teachers...
14 September 2016
Congress notes with deep concern and is appalled by the announcement by the government on 2 September that Susan Johnson, former Chief Executive of Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service, who does not appear to have any history of worker representation, had been appointed to the executive board of...
14 September 2016