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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.

Collapse of EU-Canada trade deal should be a wake-up call to politicians, says TUC Commenting on today’s (Friday) collapse of negotiations over the EU-Canada trade deal (CETA), and the cancelled EU-Canada summit next week, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “This should be a wake-up call to UK politicians. “Britain...
21 October 2016
Barnsley and Fulham football club supporters joined forces on Sat 15 October to demand safer working conditions and proper workers right for those employed building World Cup venues in Qatar
19 October 2016
It has been well documented that some 1,200 migrant workers have lost their lives while preparing for the Qatar World Cup in 2022. However the Qatar Ministry of Health has estimated that there could be 7,000 deaths before a ball is even kicked because of unsafe working conditions. Fifa has...
17 October 2016
Are you a football fan? Help us blow the whistle on Qatar and the abuse of World Cup 2022 workers. The weekend of October 15th is a chance for you, as a football supporter, to make a clear statement that the game you love should not be dirtied by Qatar’s...
13 October 2016
Commenting on today’s (Sunday) speeches by Theresa May and David Davis on the government’s approach to Brexit, which included a commitment to protect and improve workers’ rights, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The Prime Minister must follow her words on improving workers‘ rights with action...
03 October 2016
IDM - Monthly newsletter reporting international development matters and issues affecting trade unionists around the world. Including reports, statements, interviews and events.
30 September 2016
100 days after the vote to leave the EU, the TUC is today (Friday) calling on Theresa May to assure working people she will protect their rights that are currently guaranteed by the EU, and will make sure British workers don't fall behind European workers in the future.
30 September 2016
The TUC has issued a statement that explains what is going on at the Calais refugee camp where vulnerable people - including children - face imminent destruction of their last refuge. Produced in association with Care4Calais, the statement will be discussed with our French sister unions, and will be used...
28 September 2016
The TUC, along with many national federations around the world, has written to the Bangladesh High Commission to demand urgent action to support workers' rights in the country. The demand comes after yet another deadly factory fire killed 34 workers and injured 40 others in a packaging plant in Dhaka...
26 September 2016
The TUC has written to the Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox calling for him to oppose the EU-Canada trade deal (CETA) which will be discussed by ministers at a European Council meeting on Friday (23 September) in Bratislava, Slovakia.
21 September 2016