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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.

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
TUC Aid project update on the Gaza Plant Nursery Appeal
23 June 2016
TUC Aid and the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) are working together to improve the working conditions of women in the textile sector in Tamil Nadu, South India.
23 June 2016
IDM - Monthly newsletter reporting international development matters and issues affecting trade unionists around the world. Including reports, statements, interviews and events.
26 May 2016
As part of a global trade union day of action against the legislative coup underway in Brazil through the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff, TUC International Spokesperson Sally Hunt is today meeting with the Brazilian Ambassador to the UK to hand in a letter from the TUC.
10 May 2016
Maureen Onyia-Ekwuazi, Head of the Occupational Health and Safety Department at the Nigeria Labour Congress has sent us the following report on what has happened in Nigeria since the conclusion of a TUC Aid project on HIV/AIDS which was implemented between 2009 and 2012. It shows the lasting impact that...
01 May 2016
This letter from two jailed Iranian teacher trade unionists announces the reasons for their hunger strike. The TUC will be joining protests against the Iranian regime's appalling record on abuse of workers' rights on 1 May.
26 April 2016
Portuguese translation of a blog by TUC Head of European Union and International Relations Owen Tudor
26 April 2016
TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady has signed a letter prepared by the CUT Brazil, our sister organisation, to oppose the parliamentary coup underway against President Dilma Rousseff. Here is a Portuguese translation.
26 April 2016