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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.


The Wales TUC has today (Tuesday 18 th July 2017) welcomed the passing of a major new law designed to protect and promote partnership working within the Welsh public sector. Commenting on today’s Senedd vote on the Trade Union (Wales) Bill, Wales TUC General Secretary Martin Mansfield said: “The Welsh...
19 July 2017
Commenting on the publication today (Thursday) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, which brings EU laws — including workers’ rights — into UK law , TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
13 July 2017
“For many years Somali trade unions have been targeted by the Federal Government, in particular attacks on basic Freedoms of Expression, Association and Assembly in blatant contravention of national and international laws. We are now providing on an annual basis compelling evidence of these abuses and we expect the new...
12 July 2017
The TUC General Secretary has written to the Korean Ambassador to call for the immediate release of KCTU President Han Sung-gyun who is serving a three year prison term for peacefully demonstrating for workers' rights. The General Secretary underlines that Moon Jae-in, the new President of Korea, must release Han...
11 July 2017
The TUC is joining with trade unions from across the G20 today (Friday) to call for leaders at the G20 summit in Hamburg to agree action to create good quality jobs and increase wages. TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “World leaders must give workers reasons to believe in a...
07 July 2017
Continued single market membership during the transition between the UK leaving the EU and the final deal is the best way to protect jobs and workers’ rights, the TUC said this evening (Thursday) in response to a CBI speech.
06 July 2017
IDM - Monthly newsletter reporting international development matters and issues affecting trade unionists around the world. Including reports, statements, interviews and events.
04 July 2017
TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady will give a speech today (Tuesday) to the Biennial Conference of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU). On Brexit, she will pledge to work with Irish trade unionists to avoid a hard border, saying: "A hard border would be bad for jobs, bad for...
04 July 2017
Commenting on the white paper published today (Monday) on the rights of EU citizens currently living in the UK after Brexit, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The Prime Minister is using people as bargaining chips. It’s a shameful way to treat people who are making a valuable contribution to...
26 June 2017
The TUC is warning today (Friday) that, one year on from the referendum on UK membership of the EU, the government’s plans are still not good enough to make Brexit a success for working people.
23 June 2017

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