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Ahead of today and tomorrow's December European Council, the TUC joined with Italian unions and the European Trade Union Confederation to reject proposals for a two-tier Europe in a newspaper article by the Foreign Ministers of Italy and the UK. The joint union statement says "Workers in the UK cannot...
17 December 2015
TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady has joined with 350 other leading academics and migration experts (full list here) to send a message to the Prime Minister David Cameron and Home Secretary Theresa May about their handling of the refugee crisis and urging them to do more. An edited version of...
06 September 2015
This is the full list of 351 signatories to the letter sent to the Prime Minister and Home Secretary about the refugee crisis.
06 September 2015
Ahead of Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s meeting with Prime Minister David Cameron, the Irish Congress and the TUC have joined in opposing any agenda that would see worker protection eroded.
18 June 2015
On the occasion of the meeting between Prime Ministrs Renzi and Cameron on Wednesday 17 June, Italian and British trade unions join in opposing Prime Minister Cameron’s agenda for Europe
17 June 2015
A statement from the Federation of European Retired Persons' Association (FERPA) about the European Citizens' Initiative which will be launched later this year with support from the TUC.
29 May 2013
TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady spoke at the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) event on Revitalising Social Europe alongside Social Affairs Commissioner Laszlo Andor and the CBI's Neil Carberry on Tuesday 26 February 2013. Here are her remarks.
27 February 2013
The TUC's response to the BIS call for evidence on the EU internal market, part of the wider Government Review of the Balance of Competences between the EU and the UK. The TUC makes the case that the single market is not possible or acceptable without a social dimension.
15 February 2013
In January, ahead of the Prime Minister's speech on Brussels, the Tory-led Fresh Start Project (FSP) issued a 'Manifesto for Change' setting out a reformist eurosceptic approach to repatriating powers from the EU to the UK. This TUC briefing analyses the proposals made and sets out the TUC's views.
11 February 2013
The TUC Executive Committee agreed to issue this statement ahead of David Cameron's speech on Europe in the Netherlands on Friday 18 January 2013. It emphasises the need to defend Social Europe and workers' rights.
16 January 2013