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A trade union charity for working people in need throughout the world. It:

  • contributes to long term development programmes.
  • provides substantial humanitarian relief swiftly in emergencies.
  • assists through education the growth of independent trade unions.

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TUC Aid has contributed to long term development programmes, such as the child immunisation programme of UNICEF. It supported the victims of Tsunami in their efforts to re-build their lives following the devastation caused in parts of Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Thailand. It promotes human and trade union rights throughout the world. About TUC Aid

What can you do to help?

Check if your employer already operates a charities pay-roll giving scheme. If so, you can join by filling in a form (available from your employer) and you can then authorise deductions to TUC Aid. You can also donate on-line or make a contribution directly. Cheques should be made out to TUC Aid and sent to TUC, EUIRD, Congress House, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3LS. You can also now set up a regular donation using our standing order form. Please, send the completed Form to your Bank/Building Society, with copy to TUC Aid at the address above. For more information see donations

You can also download a flyer to display in your workplace/clasroom/union branch etc

“For many years Somali trade unions have been targeted by the Federal Government, in particular attacks on basic Freedoms of Expression, Association and Assembly in blatant contravention of national and international laws. We are now providing on an annual basis compelling evidence of these abuses and we expect the new...
12 July 2017
IDM - Monthly newsletter reporting international development matters and issues affecting trade unionists around the world. Including reports, statements, interviews and events.
28 April 2017
A TUC Aid project, in partnership with NGWF, is supporting training for woman leaders within the union to develop knowledge on labour law, grievance resolution and collective bargaining and to develop their skills and confidence as union negotiators
28 April 2017
TUC Aid funds granted to the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) are being used to fund a trade union coordinator for the ETI programme to improve the condition of women in the textile sector in Tamil Nadu, South India. This programme has brought trade unions, NGOs, local employers and ETI member...
26 April 2017
A self-employed workers’ union, based in Managua, Nicaragua, has worked with TUC Aid to recruit and support more woman members while reforming its structure to ensure that women can take senior roles in its previously male-dominated federations and regional branches.
26 April 2017
TUC Aid is supporting an appeal by two trade unions hit by devastating floods in Peru. The appeal, coordinated by Banana Link, was launched after floods and mudslides caused widespread devastation, estimated to have affected almost 800,000 people and killed more than 90.
11 April 2017
International Development Matters Issue number 162 March 2017 IDM - Monthly newsletter reporting international development matters and issues affecting trade unionists around the world. Including reports, statements, interviews and events. TUC NEWS TUC Aid: Disability Aid Abroad - 2016 report TUC Aid: Human and trade union rights in Somalia OTHER...
03 March 2017
TUC Aid and the Trade Union Unit Trust (TUUT) are supporting the Federation of Somali Trade Unions (FESTU) to produce a second annual review of human and trade union rights in Somalia covering developments in 2016. The report will record and analyse information of trade union rights violations to raise...
18 February 2017
One of TUC Aid's longest standing partners is the Northern Ireland based Disability Aid Abroad, which also works closely with the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. In particular, we have worked together on spreading the concept of Disability Champions through the East African trade union movement. Here is the 2016...
17 February 2017
In July, TUC Aid agreed to fund a project run by the Bangladesh Occupational Safety, Health and Environment (BOSHE) Foundation to raise awareness of ‘just transition’.
02 December 2016