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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.

Commenting on a report published today (Wednesday) by the House of Lords European Union Committee on the process of Brexit, the TUC says the report backs up other legal experts who say that working people could face years of uncertainty and chaos if Britain votes to leave the EU.
04 May 2016
A new report published today (Tuesday) by GQ Employment Law confirms that workers’ rights are at risk if the UK votes to leave the EU, says the TUC. TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “A lot of the debate has focussed on how many people might lose their job because...
03 May 2016
TUC Aid Trustees met in April to agree the annual accounts for 2015, and as part of those accounts, agreed a summary of the activities of TUC Aid that year, as well as some of the plans for 2016. Here are the highlights.
01 May 2016
Maureen Onyia-Ekwuazi, Head of the Occupational Health and Safety Department at the Nigeria Labour Congress has sent us the following report on what has happened in Nigeria since the conclusion of a TUC Aid project on HIV/AIDS which was implemented between 2009 and 2012. It shows the lasting impact that...
01 May 2016
Earlier this month, the TUC was involved in a roundtable organised by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung London office which discussed how to promote workers’ rights in the debate on EU migration. The event drew on the experiences of British and German unions, think tanks and community groups on the issue...
29 April 2016
EU membership and health and safety (pdf) Leaving the EU could put millions of people in the UK at increased risk of accidents or injuries in the workplace. EU Membership and Health & Safety finds that EU legislation has helped stop illnesses and injuries at work, and saved lives. Much...
28 April 2016
Professor Minford is on record calling for the car industry to be ‘run down’. And he’s called for private companies to replace our NHS. He’s no friend to UK manufacturing and the workers whose jobs depend on it, and no friend to families who rely on public services.
28 April 2016
Leaving the EU could put millions of people in the UK at increased risk of accidents or injuries in the workplace, says a TUC report published today (Thursday) to coincide with International Workers’ Memorial Day.
28 April 2016
Commenting on the latest GDP figures published today (Wednesday) by the Office for National Statistics, which show overall growth of just 0.4% and falls in manufacturing and construction, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Falls in manufacturing and construction are a serious concern, keeping growth at a three-year low. The...
27 April 2016
This letter from two jailed Iranian teacher trade unionists announces the reasons for their hunger strike. The TUC will be joining protests against the Iranian regime's appalling record on abuse of workers' rights on 1 May.
26 April 2016