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Solidarity is a key value of trade unionism, and developing global solidarity is one of the TUC's strategic objectives.

The TUC wants unions and union members to take action to support our sisters and brothers around the world. On this page you can find links to the following:

  • donating money and raising funds in solidarity with trade unionists in need through TUC Aid;
  • support for workers' struggles around the world - including industrial disputes;
  • protesting about abuses of trade union and other human rights in other countries; and
  • campaigning for global economic justice - core labour standards, and end to debt, trade justice and fairness, more and better aid, and quality public services.

TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady has written to the Kazakstan Ambassador as part of a global trade union campaign calling for the government to abandon attempts to deregister the national trade union centre, the CNTUK. There is a LabourStart campaign action that we are encouraging people to take, at https://www.labourstartcampaigns.net/show_campaign.cgi?c=3243
30 December 2016
The TUC has issued a statement that explains what is going on at the Calais refugee camp where vulnerable people - including children - face imminent destruction of their last refuge. Produced in association with Care4Calais, the statement will be discussed with our French sister unions, and will be used...
28 September 2016
TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady has written to the Iranian consulate in London as part of an Amnesty International campaign for prisoner of conscience Ismail Abdi, a teacher union leader detained on his way to the Education International global trade union conference in Canada. You can write too - see...
05 August 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
The TUC has written to the Peruvian government after four Ashánika Indigenous leaders from the Peruvian Amazon were killed by suspected illegal loggers. It is likely that the attack was in retaliation to the leaders’ activism against illegal logging on their ancestral lands. Their families and fellow community members are...
12 September 2014
The TUC has written to the Ambassador of Qatar over the urgent case of two missing reseacrhers who were in Qatar to meet with migrant workers and investigate conditions. Updated to include Amnesty UK Action.
04 September 2014
In an astonishing outburst, the Prime Minister of Swaziland, Africa's last feudal dictatorship, has threatened the General Secretary of Swaziland's trade union movement, Vincent Ncongonwe, currently attending a civil society meeting in Washington DC, with strangulation, in retaliation for the trade union movement's support for the decision of the US...
08 August 2014
Take action today as part of the ITUC day of action on Gaza. Here's what the TUC has been doing today, and what you can do to add your voice.
07 August 2014
The TUC is urging trade unionists to join an Amnesty International urgent action demanding freedom for jailed Iranian trade unionist Reza Shahabi, who started a hunger strike on 1 June. TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady has written to the Iranian Ambassador in Paris (the nearest Embassy to the UK) demanding...
07 June 2014
TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady has joined protests organised by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) about the judicial harassment of leaders of the Aeroflot pilots' union in Russia, by sending a letter to the Russian Ambassador. The TUC is also promoting an e-action aimed at Aeroflot's top executives.
26 January 2014