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Last week Gail Cartmail, TUC International Development Spokesperson and Assistant General Secretary at Unite joined unions from G7 countries at a meeting in Berlin on the theme of ‘Decent work worldwide - a business model for the future?’ which featured representatives of the OECD, business and government, including German Chancellor...
31 March 2015
TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady has sent a message of solidarity to the union representing striking US oil refinery workers.
12 February 2015
The TUC General Secretary has written to Justine Greening, Secretary of State for the International Development, calling on DFID to press companies sourcing from the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh to pay adequate compensation into the Rana Plaza Donors Trust Fund. It is almost one year since the factory collapsed,...
02 April 2014
As a global campaign launches to persuade corporates sourcing from Bangladesh to compensate the Rana Plaza factory disaster survivors and victims' families, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady has written to the Chairman of Benetton asking the company to make an appropriate donation to the Rana Plaza Arrangement fund, managed by...
24 February 2014
Over 30 major retailers have signed a significant new union-backed safety accord for Bangladeshi textile workers. However Debenhams and GAP are still holding back from signing. Please help us ask them to change their mind.
20 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 TUC is joining unions from across the globe in calling on South Korean President-elect Park Geun-hye to address a range of serious and ongoing labour rights concerns when she takes office on 25 February 2013.
22 February 2013
In advance of the Global Unions week of action in solidarity with Mexican workers, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady has written to President Pena Nieto. The letter calls on his government to allow genuine freedom of association for workers in Mexico, an end to the system of ‘protection contracts' that...
14 February 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
Launched in 2007, the ongoing negotiations for an EU-India Free Trade Agreement (FTA) have thrown up a range of worrying issues for Indian and EU workers. This briefing note explains those concerns in more detail.
01 August 2012