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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.

TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady has called on Trade Minister Lord Maude to reject Market Economy Status for China and support a renewal of EU trade defence instruments at today's meeting of EU Trade Ministers in Brussels.
27 November 2015
International Development Matters Issue number 147 November 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 protests at clampdown on Indonesian unions' minimum wage protest TUC General Secretary writes to Korean Ambassador to...
26 November 2015
In January, the Dutch Government will take over the Presidency of the European Union, which will make them crucial to the EU renegotiation strategy of the UK government. Europe Minister David Lidington is travelling to the Hague today, Thursday 26 November, to see the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bert...
26 November 2015
In May, the National Garment Workers Federation (NGWF) completed the set of training courses run for the TUC Aid programme to promote women’s leadership in Bangladesh. To gauge the effectiveness of the programme, an evaluation was conducted into the programme by the Danish union federation 3F which has offices in...
20 November 2015
The TUC General Secretary has written to the Korean Ambassador to protest against the raid of the Korean Public Service and Transport Workers' Union (KPTU) building and the subsequent arrest of seven KPTU members. The TUC is calling for the immediate release of the imprisoned workers and an end to...
20 November 2015
TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady and leader of the German trade union movement DGB President Reiner Hoffman have issued a statement on the UK's EU renegotiation strategy, setting out shared principles for the Europe they want to see.
19 November 2015
Message of solidarity from the TUC to the French trade union federations CGT, FO and CFDT, following the 13 October attacks in Paris.
16 November 2015
TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady has sent a letter of solidarity to Greek unions who have called a general strike for today, 12 November.
12 November 2015
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has voted today (Tuesday) to send a high-level mission to investigate conditions for workers in Qatar. The vote came despite Qatari resistance to an independent investigation. Labour rights in Qatar have come under particular scrutiny since they were announced as the 2022 World Cup hosts.
10 November 2015
Responding to a speech by the Prime Minister today (Tuesday) outlining his plans for EU reform, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The Prime Minister has gone quiet on rhetorical threats to the paid holidays and family-friendly rights that Europe brings, but we need to see the small print.
10 November 2015