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The TUC works with trade unions around the world. Because of resources, we concentrate on a small number of countries where:

  • the country’s workers or trade unions face particularly difficult circumstances
  • the country plays a significant role in world affairs, or is pivotal in international discussions on trade or labour standards
  • the country has a major trade union movement or
  • the country’s trade union movement conducts significant solidarity work.

For more information on the TUC’s particular work in a country which falls into one or more of these categories, see Australia, Brazil, Burma, China, Colombia, Cuba, France, Germany, India, Iraq, Israel/Palestine, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Nigeria, Russia,Scandinavia, South Africa, Turkey, USA and Zimbabwe.

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
Ahead of British Prime Minister May’s meeting with President Trump later today, the top trade union leaders in the US (AFLCIO President Richard Trumka) and UK (TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady) issued this statement.
27 January 2017
TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady has written to the Kazakstan Ambassador as part of a global trade union campaign calling for the government to abandon attempts to deregister the national trade union centre, the CNTUK. There is a LabourStart campaign action that we are encouraging people to take, at
30 December 2016
In July, TUC Aid agreed to fund a project run by the Bangladesh Occupational Safety, Health and Environment (BOSHE) Foundation to raise awareness of ‘just transition’.
02 December 2016
Hurricane Matthew wrought devastation as it made landfall in Haïti on 3 and 4 October, killing hundreds and displacing thousands. Matthew has left Haïti in desperate need of aid. Public Services International (PSI) is calling on all affiliates to donate to the PSI Haiti Relief Fund. The funds will be...
02 November 2016
IDM - Monthly newsletter reporting international development matters and issues affecting trade unionists around the world. Including reports, statements, interviews and events.
30 September 2016
The TUC has issued a statement that explains what is going on at the Calais refugee camp where vulnerable people - including children - face imminent destruction of their last refuge. Produced in association with Care4Calais, the statement will be discussed with our French sister unions, and will be used...
28 September 2016
The TUC, along with many national federations around the world, has written to the Bangladesh High Commission to demand urgent action to support workers' rights in the country. The demand comes after yet another deadly factory fire killed 34 workers and injured 40 others in a packaging plant in Dhaka...
26 September 2016
TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady has sent a message of condolence and solidarity to the Italian trade union movement after today's devastating earthquake (terremoto in Italian) in Central Italy.
24 August 2016
FIFA President needs to take urgent action and implement, in full, the recommendations of the FIFA and Human Rights report “For the Game. For the World”, including reserving the option of terminating the Qatar World Cup if the country does not take serious steps towards respecting all internationally recognised human...
04 August 2016