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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

In December, TUC Aid began a programme with the National Garment Workers Federation (NGWF) in Bangladesh to develop women trade union leaders by running a series of training sessions for new female members and organisers. Ten training sessions have been run so far, providing members of NGWF unions with information...
30 March 2015
The Federation of Somali Trade Unions (FESTU) is organising informal sector workers in Somalia through a project funded by TUC Aid. A survey on pay and working conditions has been carried out in Mogadishu and Puntland as part of the initiative, followed by a workshop aimed at developing an action...
24 March 2015
TUC Aid has approved a grant to support Nicaragua's Confederation of Self Employed Workers in their work with women members. Self-employed women are locked in a struggle against low pay and long hours, but the union is hoping a programme of training and support can help them in the workplace...
09 March 2015
The TUC Aid / Unite funded programme to provide training for members of Guatemala’s banana unions and to support efforts to organise the lawless south of the country has ended on a positive note, with multi-national support for SITRABI's continued efforts to grow their membership and influence.
06 February 2015
TUC Aid has been supporting the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) programme in Vietnam to give workers a voice at the furniture factories supplying British companies to tackle health and safety and low wages which are common.Currently, the programme is conducting research at a number of factories supplying UK companies to...
26 January 2015
TUC Aid is supporting the Federation of Somali Trade Unions (FESTU) in its efforts to improve pay and working conditions of informal sector workers in Somalia through a project launched in December 2014.
23 January 2015
TUC Aid is appealing for donations to rebuild the Beit Lahia Plant Nursery in Gaza, which was badly damaged during the 2014 Israeli offensive. The majority of Gaza's 1.6 million people are children and refugees living under siege. Access to fuel, water, energy and food is heavily restricted by the...
09 January 2015
TUC Aid is supporting the National Garment Workers Federation (NGWF) in Bangladesh to run a women's leadership development programme. Women workers face frequent harassment in garment factories in Bangladesh and managers often violently repress trade union activities. This programme will give women skills and confidence to take leadership positions in...
22 December 2014
Join the emergency humanitarian appeal. Help supply medical supplies and equipment to those affected The bombardment of Gaza has resulted in a humanitarian tragedy with its people needing urgent help. The TUC therefore asks that unions and their members to consider making contributions to the already operating ITF humanitarian fund...
07 August 2014
TUC Aid has contributed £16,000 to the Rana Plaza Donors Trust Fund, the fund set up for the victims of the Rana Plaza factory collapse which killed almost 1200 workers in April 2013. TIt has been estimated that £24 million needs to be raised to cover the medical and social...
05 August 2014