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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.

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
Huber Ballesteros, vice-president of the agricultural workers union FENSUAGRO, has been held in detention since 2013, in contravention of Colombian law. Justice for Colombia with the backing of the TUC has been working with politicians both in Colombia and the UK to get Huber released. See an English version of...
21 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
IDM - Monthly newsletter reporting international development matters and issues affecting trade unionists around the world. Including reports, statements, interviews and events.
29 July 2016
TUC Aid has agreed to fund a project run by the Bangladesh Occupational Safety, Health and Environment (BOSHE) Foundation to raise awareness of ‘just transition’, the idea that the transition to a low or no carbon economy must be based on principles of social justice and involvement of trade unions...
25 July 2016
Read the report from UNISON on their delegation to Palestine and Israel in April 2016.
22 July 2016
A General Council delegation to Palestine and Israel took place from 31 January to 3 February 2016. The findings of the delegation support existing TUC policy. The ever expanding settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem make the case for greater urgency in bringing about a two state solution...
12 July 2016

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