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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
TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber has written to the Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to outline the trade union movement's opposition to the new European treaty on stability, co-ordination and governance in the economic and monetary union, and to explain that British trade unionists are...
28 February 2012
Attempts to undermine the employment rights of working people in the face of massive austerity could lead to the European Union losing the support of its citizens, the TUC and Foreign Policy Centre (FPC) will tell the EU Commissioner for Employment and Social Affairs Laszlo Andor today (Friday) at an...
10 February 2012
The European Parliament is about to vote on a new set of rules for investors when operating abroad. Please sign this petition to let Brussels know that we want a balanced EU investment policy for decent work and sustainable development.
02 March 2011