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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 52 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
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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
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