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The right to work free from discrimination on the grounds of sex, race, disability, age or sexual orientation is a key labour standard. The TUC fights for equality in its work around international labour standards and in work on trade. We provide practical supprt for trade unionists who face persecution, whatever the reason, through TUC Aid. In particular, we are highlighting the discrimination faced by LGBT communities, and attempting to ensure a gender dimension to everything we do. Because the HIV/AIDS pandemic is worldwide and in particular victimises women, we campaign for workers living with HIV/AIDS to get a fair deal at work wherever they live. And we support migrant workers, many of whom face unfair working conditions because they are unable to enforce their rights

The TUC, in a letter to Hugo Swire, FCO Minister, has called for the UK Government’s backing for the establishment of an ILO Commission of Inquiry into trade union rights violations in Fiji in line with the ILO Governing Body’s decision in March 2014.
26 February 2015
Last Saturday (31 January) the TUC migration campaign supported Southampton Communities Alliance colleagues at a 'Stand Up For Southampton' demonstration outside Channel 4 headquarters in London to protest against the channel’s plans to screen a documentary titled ‘Immigration Street’. The show that is based in Southampton’s Derby Road, is scheduled...
05 February 2015
As business leaders and heads of state gather in Davos for the World Economic Forum which begins today (Wednesday), the TUC says that issues on the agenda like inequality and employment need a greater range of voices around the table. TUC General Secretary, Frances O’Grady, who is attending the Forum...
21 January 2015
The TUC submitted amendments to the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) world congress in Berlin in May 2014, calling for ITUC affiliates around the world to take action to defend their LGBTI members. Here is the speech that TUC delegate and General Council spokesperson on Europe, Billy Hayes, made to...
04 June 2014
The first workshop under the Employment Support Programme for Workers with Disabilities in Rwanda, supported by TUC Aid, was held at the Rwandan national trade union centre in Kigali, in April.
15 May 2014
The first workshop under the Employment Support Programme for Workers with Disabilities in Rwanda, supported by TUC Aid, was held at the Rwandan national trade union centre in Kigali, in April.
15 May 2014
TUC President Mohammad Taj spoke today (19 March) at the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) summit on the future of Europe, ahead of the leaders' summit in Brussels next week. He addressed the British Government's resistance to freedom of movement, and set out the trade union case for migration based...
19 March 2014
TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady has written urgently to the Prime Minister of Cambodia urging him to ensure that a peaceful protest planned for Phnom Penh tomorrow (Saturday) is allowed to proceed, allowing Cambodia's textile trade unionists - mostly women - to express their concerns about wage levels on International...
07 March 2014
TUC response to Department of Health Consultation on migrant access and their financial contribution to NHS provision in England
28 August 2013
CEDAW is the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women – the international human rights treaty that focuses specifically on equality between women and men in all areas of life... read more.
05 April 2013

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