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The TUC has always been internationalist, working with unions throughout the world for social justice. In particular, the TUC has played a key role in advancing workers' rights in Europe and making the case for social Europe. We are affiliated to the world trade union body, the ITUC and the European TUC - both of which maintain up to date links to unions throughout the world.

Responding to Sir Keir Starmer’s speech on Brexit at Chatham House this morning (Monday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
27 March 2017
The TUC has responded to the European Commission's consultation on proposals for a multilateral court for investment agreements. The TUC's submission states that this proposal should be rejected due to the fact it would undermine domestic legal systems and pose significant threats to workers rights and public services, just as...
16 March 2017
7 March 2017 Commenting on the report published today (Tuesday) by the International Trade Committee on UK trade options after Brexit, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “This report is an important reminder of the price working people will pay if we crash out of the EU into WTO trading...
07 March 2017
International Development Matters Issue number 162 March 2017 IDM - Monthly newsletter reporting international development matters and issues affecting trade unionists around the world. Including reports, statements, interviews and events. TUC NEWS TUC Aid: Disability Aid Abroad - 2016 report TUC Aid: Human and trade union rights in Somalia OTHER...
03 March 2017
145,200 NHS and adult social care workers in England risk losing their right to live and work in the UK after Brexit. TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “If Brexit means they have to leave, our health and social care services will struggle to cope."
01 March 2017
The TUC has written to British MEPs to support a call by global unions for the European Parliament to investigate Bangladesh's poor workers' rights record under the terms of the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP), by which Bangladesh gains duty and quota-free access to the EU for all their exports...
27 February 2017
Speaking at an international trade seminar in London today (Monday), convened by the Trade Secretary Liam Fox, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady will say:
27 February 2017
Speaking to an audience at a Party of European Socialists (PES) conference on Brexit taking place in London today (Friday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady will say:
24 February 2017
TUC Aid and the Trade Union Unit Trust (TUUT) are supporting the Federation of Somali Trade Unions (FESTU) to produce a second annual review of human and trade union rights in Somalia covering developments in 2016. The report will record and analyse information of trade union rights violations to raise...
18 February 2017
One of TUC Aid's longest standing partners is the Northern Ireland based Disability Aid Abroad, which also works closely with the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. In particular, we have worked together on spreading the concept of Disability Champions through the East African trade union movement. Here is the 2016...
17 February 2017