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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 May, the National Garment Workers Federation (NGWF) completed the set of training courses run for the TUC Aid programme to promote women’s leadership in Bangladesh. To gauge the effectiveness of the programme, an evaluation was conducted into the programme by the Danish union federation 3F which has offices in...
20 November 2015
The TUC Aid programme with National Garment Workers Federation (NGWF) in Bangladesh has trained over 500 women workers in organising skills and their rights at work in order to develop them as future union leaders. Women make up the majority (85%) of workers in the garment industry in Bangladesh. They...
09 July 2015
A joint initiative by TUC Aid and Disability Aid Abroad (DAA) – Northern Ireland charity - has been successful in raising awareness of employment rights of disabled people in Rwanda and in securing support from local trade unions, East Africa Trade Union Confederation (EATUC) and the Government of Rwanda for...
09 July 2015
Filmmakers Rainbow Collective have made the documentary UDITA (ARISE) about the struggles of women trade unionists in the National Garment Workers Federation (NGWF) in Bangladesh over the last five years. This includes the horrors of the Rana Plaza facotry collapse in 2013, which left over 1200 workers dead, as well...
07 May 2015
The TUC is requesting affiliates, union members and the general public to make donations to the appeals set up by the Nepal Trades Union Congress (NTUC), Global Unions (UNI, PSI, BWI and EI), GEFONT, the Disasters Emergency Committee and the British Red Cross to help victims of the Earthquake in...
05 May 2015
TUC Aid is helping to finance a training programme for women trade unionists in Tunisia through their trade union centre the UGTT.
01 May 2015
A report on TUC Aid’s project to develop trade union strength in Peru’s thriving agricultural exports industry, where the harsh realities of supply chains and squeezed profit margins leave workers vulnerable to poor wages and inadequate health & safety.
27 April 2015
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