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About the TUC
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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 5.5 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
- What does the TUC do?
- Which unions does the TUC represent?
- What is Congress?
- General Council and TUC structure
The TUC in the Regions
- Regional TUC
- What are Trades Union Councils?
- What are and where can I find Unemployed Workers Centres?
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