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TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady has written to the Kazakstan Ambassador as part of a global trade union campaign calling for the government to abandon attempts to deregister the national trade union centre, the CNTUK. There is a LabourStart campaign action that we are encouraging people to take, at
30 December 2016
Barnsley and Fulham football club supporters joined forces on Sat 15 October to demand safer working conditions and proper workers right for those employed building World Cup venues in Qatar
19 October 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
TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady has written to the South Korean Ambassador in the UK to strongly condemn the criminal charges against Han Sang-gyun, the President of Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU). On 5 January, 2016, Han was indicted for charges related to the “obstruction of public duty”, “destruction...
12 July 2016
IDM - Monthly newsletter reporting international development matters and issues affecting trade unionists around the world. Including reports, statements, interviews and events.
27 June 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
The TUC expresses solidarity with Saharawi prisoners on hunger strike and calls upon the Government of Morocco to release them without further delay.
06 April 2016
Commenting on the announcement today (Friday) that the UK government has ratified a landmark international agreement to outlaw forced labour and modern slavery, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “We welcome the Home Office’s move to ratify the ILO Forced Labour Protocol. It is a clear message that the UK...
22 January 2016
On 9 December 2015, Owen Tudor of the TUC and Neil Carberry of the CBI wrote to DWP Minister Priti Patel urging the government to ratify the ILO Forced Labour Protocol agreed at the International Labour Conference in 2014. On 22 January 2016, the UK Government became only the third...
22 January 2016
Commenting on today's (Wednesday) ruling by the European Court of Human Rights that employers can read workers’ private email messages while they are at work, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “People should have a right to privacy in the workplace. “Big Brother bosses do not get the best out...
14 January 2016