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The TUC has always been internationalist, working with unions throughout the world for social justice. In particular, the TUC has played a key role in advancing workers' rights in Europe and making the case for social Europe. We are affiliated to the world trade union body, the ITUC and the European TUC - both of which maintain up to date links to unions throughout the world.


Commenting on the white paper published today (Monday) on the rights of EU citizens currently living in the UK after Brexit, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The Prime Minister is using people as bargaining chips. It’s a shameful way to treat people who are making a valuable contribution to...
26 June 2017
The TUC is warning today (Friday) that, one year on from the referendum on UK membership of the EU, the government’s plans are still not good enough to make Brexit a success for working people.
23 June 2017
Commenting on today’s (Wednesday) Queen’s Speech, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The election showed that working people are fed up with an economy that doesn’t work for them – but the government still isn’t listening.
21 June 2017
IDM - Monthly newsletter reporting international development matters and issues affecting trade unionists around the world. Including reports, statements, interviews and events. Take action this month and support our comrades in Iran, Madagascar, Turkey and Indonesia!
07 June 2017
TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady has written to the HMG Ambassador in Somalia in response to unwarranted criminal accusations being directed towards the Secretary-General of the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), Omar Faruk Osman, who was summoned to appear before the Attorney General’s Office for interrogation, for speaking out...
07 June 2017
Reacting to the news of the sad passing of Rhodri Morgan, Wales TUC General Secretary Martin Mansfield said: "This is very sad news for the Morgan family and for us all. "Rhodri was a huge figure in Welsh and UK politics, he moved devolution away from a very limited contested...
18 May 2017
The TUC has published a new briefing, Protecting Health and Safety after Brexit, which warns trade unionists and working people that health and safety protections are at risk from the government’s Brexit plans.
17 May 2017
A decision announced today (Tuesday) by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has important consequences for Brexit and the future trade deals that the UK makes with the EU, says the TUC.
16 May 2017
The debate around Brexit, and the possibility that the UK will readjust its economic model to preserve its competitive advantage, has reawakened concerns about the ‘race to the bottom’ in Europe. Given the uncertain terms under which the Brexit negotiations will be carried out and the consequences of the policy...
05 May 2017
A new study published today (Friday) by the TUC warns that working people in both the UK and the EU are at risk from the erosion of workplace rights after Brexit – especially those in low-skilled jobs.
05 May 2017

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