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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
You may have completed a survey recently telling us what you think of our current website www.tuc.org.uk . We've now reached the next stage of the web project and would like your help in testing the new structure for the website. Your feedback is incredibly valuable in helping to determine...
20 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
Address to Congress by Angela Rayner MP, Shadow Education Secretary 13 September 2016, Brighton.
13 September 2016
Congress opposes the expansion of selection in England’s schools by whatever means – either through the establishment of new grammar schools, or by allowing free schools to select some of their intake. Congress notes that there is no evidence that grammar schools provide a route for poor, academically able children...
13 September 2016
Congress notes with concern the prime minister’s confirmation of the government’s renewed plans to impose a contract on junior doctors in the NHS, following the rejection of the latest proposals in a ballot of BMA members and the BMA’s decision to take further industrial action. The BMA’s decision to take...
13 September 2016
The TUC’s Campaign Plan sets out how we plan to respond to the events of 2016: both the profound consequences of the decision by the British people to leave the European Union, and also the significant impact for our member unions of the passage of the Trade Union Act.
12 September 2016
Unions exist to represent everyone at work, yet very few young workers are union members. This summary and the full report are intended to help unions in their organising efforts. The TUC looked at the group of young workers who would most benefit from being in a union. We have...
12 September 2016
Frances O’Grady address to Congress, Monday 12 September 2016
12 September 2016
Motion 58 and amendments Congress reiterates its support for re-nationalisation of the railways and believes the overwhelming case for public ownership has again been demonstrated by the performance of Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) on the UK’s busiest rail passenger franchise. GTR has subjected passengers to daily misery caused by frequent...
12 September 2016

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