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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.


In a letter to Chancellor George Osborne, on the occasion of the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings to be held in Washington from 17 to 19 April 2015, the TUC has urged the Government to support the Global Unions position on economic growth based on decent work while emphasising the need...
09 April 2015
Last week Gail Cartmail, TUC International Development Spokesperson and Assistant General Secretary at Unite joined unions from G7 countries at a meeting in Berlin on the theme of ‘Decent work worldwide - a business model for the future?’ which featured representatives of the OECD, business and government, including German Chancellor...
31 March 2015
In December, TUC Aid began a programme with the National Garment Workers Federation (NGWF) in Bangladesh to develop women trade union leaders by running a series of training sessions for new female members and organisers. Ten training sessions have been run so far, providing members of NGWF unions with information...
30 March 2015
Welcoming the report on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) by the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee published today (Wednesday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “MPs are right to demand that the protection of the NHS and public services should be put beyond doubt by writing it in...
25 March 2015
The Federation of Somali Trade Unions (FESTU) is organising informal sector workers in Somalia through a project funded by TUC Aid. A survey on pay and working conditions has been carried out in Mogadishu and Puntland as part of the initiative, followed by a workshop aimed at developing an action...
24 March 2015
Commenting on the publication today (Monday) of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) report Best Foot Forward, which contains its recommendations for the first 100 days of the next government, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Businesses and trade unions agree on the need to increase capital spending as a...
23 March 2015
TUC Aid has approved a grant to support Nicaragua's Confederation of Self Employed Workers in their work with women members. Self-employed women are locked in a struggle against low pay and long hours, but the union is hoping a programme of training and support can help them in the workplace...
09 March 2015
International Development Matters Issue 139 March 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 Aid Project Update: Organising & Training Support for Guatemalan Banana Workers TUC urges Government to support ILO enquiry...
09 March 2015
The TUC has developed a presentation slides 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...
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

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