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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.

Responding to reports in the press today (Tuesday) that Cameron is planning to water down employment rights ahead of the EU poll, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “These reports confirm that we were right to warn about Cameron’s designs on workers’ rights in his EU renegotiation strategy.
01 September 2015
TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady has written to EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom in response to an EU consultation on reviewing the free trade agreement between the EU and Mexico. Her letter calls for workers' rights to be central to negotiations and any new agreement.
28 August 2015
International Development Matters Issue number 144 August 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 demands trade union rights in Cambodia TUC condemns mass dismissal of Paraguayan workers for forming trade unio...
27 August 2015
This briefing outlines the TUC's key concerns with the EU-Canada free trade agreement (known as CETA) which was finalised in August 2014, although it has yet to come before parliaments in Canada and the EU for ratification. On the basis of concerns raised by the text of CETA, the TUC’s...
18 August 2015
This briefing outlines the TUC's key concerns with the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the trade deal currently being negotiated between the EU. In September 2014 the TUC adopted a position of outright opposition to TTIP due to concerns, among others, that the deal seriously threatens our public services,...
18 August 2015
The TUC has written to the Paraguyan ambassadior to the UK demanding justice for 51 workers dismissed for forming a trade union. The workers, who were drivers for the Ascuncion based bus company Line 49, had organised after 10 years of exploitation. Following their dismissal, 37 of them have been...
13 August 2015
The TUC has today (Thursday) written to the members of David Cameron’s Business Advisory Group urging them to protect the rights of British workers in any attempt to renegotiate Britain’s membership of the EU ahead of the referendum.
13 August 2015
Commenting on reports today (Tuesday) that the government is considering a four-year ban on tax credit qualification for new migrants that would not only affect migrants, but also young working families, care leavers and disabled people, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Young working families should not have their support...
11 August 2015
Responding to the announcement today (Monday) by immigration minister James Brokenshire that employers who give jobs to illegal migrants will feel the “full force” of the government machine, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “It’s important that the government cracks down on health and safety abuses and workplace exploitation; but...
10 August 2015
TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady has written to the Cambodian Prime Minister as part of a global trade union movement campaign to press for improvements to the draft Cambodian trade union law.
09 August 2015