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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.


Speaking to an audience at a Party of European Socialists (PES) conference on Brexit taking place in London today (Friday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady will say:
24 February 2017
TUC Aid and the Trade Union Unit Trust (TUUT) are supporting the Federation of Somali Trade Unions (FESTU) to produce a second annual review of human and trade union rights in Somalia covering developments in 2016. The report will record and analyse information of trade union rights violations to raise...
18 February 2017
One of TUC Aid's longest standing partners is the Northern Ireland based Disability Aid Abroad, which also works closely with the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. In particular, we have worked together on spreading the concept of Disability Champions through the East African trade union movement. Here is the 2016...
17 February 2017
The TUC has called on the government of Bangladesh to end its repressive campaign against trade union activists.
15 February 2017
Commenting on reports today (Friday) that the government is dividing British industries into high, medium and low priority for Brexit negotiations, TUC general Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Working people in the so-called ‘low priority’ industries will be worried that the government is going to leave them paying the price for...
10 February 2017
IDM - Monthly newsletter reporting international development matters and issues affecting trade unionists around the world. Including reports, statements, interviews and events.
03 February 2017
Commenting on the white paper published today (Thursday) on the government’s Brexit strategy, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The white paper tells us little we did not already know, and still leaves working people exposed to risks to their rights and jobs. And it says nothing about how the...
02 February 2017
Ahead of British Prime Minister May’s meeting with President Trump later today, the top trade union leaders in the US (AFLCIO President Richard Trumka) and UK (TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady) issued this statement.
27 January 2017
Responding to the Supreme Court ruling today on the role of parliament in triggering Article 50, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
24 January 2017
Responding to the speech made by the Prime Minister today (Tuesday) on the UK’s exit from the EU, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
17 January 2017

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