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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 is today (Tuesday) publishing five tests that it is calling on the government to apply before triggering Article 50 to take the UK out of the European Union. The tests will make sure that working people do not pay the price for the vote to leave the EU,...
26 July 2016
TUC Aid has agreed to fund a project run by the Bangladesh Occupational Safety, Health and Environment (BOSHE) Foundation to raise awareness of ‘just transition’, the idea that the transition to a low or no carbon economy must be based on principles of social justice and involvement of trade unions...
25 July 2016
Read the report from UNISON on their delegation to Palestine and Israel in April 2016.
22 July 2016
This report will explore the recent history of sustainable industrial policies. There was not one single moment when the threat of global warming stopped being the concern of a committed minority and became widely accepted. However, milestones – such as the success of the Green Party in the UK in...
22 July 2016
Over the past 18 months, Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA) has received support from UNISON to build international support for human rights and democracy in Swaziland.
21 July 2016
Commenting on the latest inflation figures published today (Tuesday), which show Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation at 0.5%, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The UK’s continuing low inflation is a sign that the economy is below full strength. Theresa May’s government has shown a new willingness to take action...
19 July 2016
Two-thirds (66%) of voters want a cross-party team of politicians, employers and trade unions to negotiate Brexit, according to new polling published by the TUC last Wednesday. The poll – of 2,716 adults – found that both Remain (69%) and Leave (65%) overwhelmingly believe that politicians (from across the House),...
18 July 2016
TUC Deputy General Secretary Paul Nowak is today (Wednesday) in Beijing joining trade union leaders from the world’s leading industrial nations to call for coordinated action to address the risks of global recession. The L20 report, Getting quality job creation back on track, calls on G20 members to halt the...
13 July 2016
TUC calls for reflection before Article 50 triggered, as poll reveals voters want a cross-party team to negotiate Brexit
13 July 2016
A General Council delegation to Palestine and Israel took place from 31 January to 3 February 2016. The findings of the delegation support existing TUC policy. The ever expanding settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem make the case for greater urgency in bringing about a two state solution...
12 July 2016

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