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All workers should be able to progress at work according to their ability. Discrimination pervades workplaces around the world, and is seen where workers are denied access to jobs or training, promotion or equal pay on the basis of their sex, nationality, religion or sexual orientation.

The TUC has made equality the cornerstone for all its international work. More on what the TUC is doing on equality

The TUC General Secretary has written to William Hague, Foreign Secretary, calling on the UK government to apply pressure on the Bangladesh government to reform its labour law. It is one year since the Rana Plaza factory collapse on 24 April 2013 which killed almost 1200 workers. Freedom of association...
26 April 2014
Independent researchers recognize trade union contribution to HIV prevention in Nigeria.
07 August 2013
TUC Aid has joined hands with BananaLink in an initiative to support collective bargaining in the banana sector in Guatemala.
24 July 2013
TUC Aid helps rebuild unions in Haiti.
26 June 2013
Activities under Employment Support for People with Disabilities in Uganda Project are continuing.
30 May 2013
TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady has written to Foreign Secretary William Hague ahead of the G8 Foreign Ministers' meeting that he is hosting in London next week. Her letter urges him to use the meeting's discussion of Burma to secure international agreement on a code of responsible investment in Burma.
02 April 2013
The recently adopted UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights represent a strong international consensus on how to tackle the global rise in business-related human rights abuses. To help bring them to life, the TUC has developed a set of recommendations for the UK government and other actors under...
24 October 2012
To mark the World Day for Decent Work, the TUC is releasing ‘A decent job?': a report assessing the Department for International Development's (DFID) efforts to secure decent jobs for the world's poor. DFID scores just 25 out of 56 points based on criteria developed from the International Labour Organisation's...
07 October 2012
On Monday, representatives of sex workers made a passionate and well-argued case for the recognition of their employment and human rights in a lively session on the margins of the XIX International AIDS Conference now being held in Washington DC.
24 July 2012
European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) General Secretary Bernadette Segol speaks to the TUC International Women's Day event 2012: 'I am happy and proud to be amongst you as the first woman General Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation.'
08 March 2012