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The TUC has developed a powerpoint of the results of
The TUC guide on your rights at work in the
This guide aims to help safety representatives and other union

The TUC has always been internationalist, working with unions throughout the world for social justice. In particular, the TUC has played a key role in advancing workers' rights in Europe and making the case for social Europe. We are affiliated to the world trade union body, the ITUC and the European TUC - both of which maintain up to date links to unions throughout the world.

The TUC has developed a powerpoint of the results of polling we commissioned into attitudes around migration and labour market concerns. This has been developed for unions to use in their branches to develop ways to promote messages on migration based on solidarity and workers’ rights. The TUC has produced...
02 March 2015
The issues of immigration and population are hotly debated and affect how people are treated at work and in our communities. Trade unions speak up for working people. That means protecting wages and conditions from being undercut. It also means supporting workers when they are being exploited by employers and...
02 March 2015
Responding to the Office for National Statistics migration statistics published today (Thursday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: "The government needs to stop playing a numbers game with migration figures. It's time to get real about what politicians can actually do about migration. Politicians should stop pretending to the electorate...
26 February 2015
The TUC, in a letter to Hugo Swire, FCO Minister, has called for the UK Government’s backing for the establishment of an ILO Commission of Inquiry into trade union rights violations in Fiji in line with the ILO Governing Body’s decision in March 2014.
26 February 2015
The TUC General Council, meeting on Wednesday 25 February 2015, adopted a statement of solidarity with the people and trade unions of Greece.
25 February 2015
Ahead of the Modern Slavery Bill which is due to be debated today (Wednesday) in the House of Lords, the TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “This bill is an important piece of legislation in the fight against trafficking and forced labour.
25 February 2015
The TUC is today (Sunday) supporting the call of community groups, unions and residents in the Southampton Communities Alliance for the documentary Immigration Street, due to be screened on 24 February by Channel 4, to be cancelled. Due to campaigning the documentary has already been reduced from six episodes to one.
22 February 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
International Development Matters Issue 138 February 2015 IDM - Monthly newsletter reporting international development matters and issues affecting trade unionists around the world. Including reports, statements, interviews and events. TUC News TUC launches guide in 13 languages to tackle migrant worker exploitation TUC Aid: Improving pay and working conditions of...
11 February 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