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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 Yorkshire and Humber TUC Women’s Forum are pleased to invite you to join us in celebrating International Women’s Day on Tuesday 8 March 2016 at the Park Plaza Hotel, Leeds. Please fill out the attached application form to secure your place. The focus this year will be on women’s...
03 February 2016
Commenting on details emerging today (Tuesday) of the EU renegotiation deal sought by the Prime Minister, which includes proposals to allow the UK to restrict in-work benefits for migrants, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The Prime Minister is still missing the point. Tinkering with benefits for poorly-paid migrant workers...
02 February 2016
The Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) is a free trade agreement covering services. These include services delivering public goods, such as education, water, health care. TiSA was launched in 2013 to set ‘plurilateral’ rules on trade in services that apply to a number of countries, with a view to making...
01 February 2016
TUC Aid will be supporting the National Garment Workers Federation (NGWF) to run a further set of training to develop female leaders in garment unions
28 January 2016
International Development Matters Issue number 149 January 2016 IDM - Monthly newsletter reporting international development matters and issues affecting trade unionists around the world. Including reports, statements, interviews and events. TUC NEWS TUC successfully campaigns to get 2014 ILO Forced Labour Protocol ratified TUC Aid: Improving employment prospects of disabled...
27 January 2016
Commenting on the announcement today (Friday) that the UK government has ratified a landmark international agreement to outlaw forced labour and modern slavery, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “We welcome the Home Office’s move to ratify the ILO Forced Labour Protocol. It is a clear message that the UK...
22 January 2016
On 9 December 2015, Owen Tudor of the TUC and Neil Carberry of the CBI wrote to DWP Minister Priti Patel urging the government to ratify the ILO Forced Labour Protocol agreed at the International Labour Conference in 2014. On 22 January 2016, the UK Government became only the third...
22 January 2016
Commenting on today’s (Monday) announcement of around 1,000 job losses at TATA steel plants in Wales, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
18 January 2016
In late November, Noé Ramirez, General Secretary of the Guatemalan banana workers’ union SITRABI, visited the UK with the support of unions and TUC Aid.
15 January 2016
TUC Aid – development arm of the British trade movement – is continuing its support for the promotion of human and employment rights of disabled people in East Africa.
15 January 2016