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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 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
Huber Ballesteros, vice-president of the agricultural workers union FENSUAGRO, has been held in detention since 2013, in contravention of Colombian law. Justice for Colombia with the backing of the TUC has been working with politicians both in Colombia and the UK to get Huber released. See an English version of...
21 September 2016
The TUC has submitted evidence to the Migration Advisory Committee's review of teacher shortages drawing on evidence from our affiliated teacher unions. Our submission highlights that there are shortages in both primary and secondary sectors across the country in a range of subjects. We call for the government to address...
15 September 2016
Britain’s economic prospects after leaving the EU.
12 September 2016
This morning (Monday), the General Secretary of the TUC, Frances O’Grady, will set out her priorities for working people, and for Brexit, in a keynote speech to the TUC Congress 2016.
12 September 2016
The TUC has submitted evidence to the British Future inquiry into the status of EU nationals in the UK. The submission calls for all EU citizens living and working in the country before Britain leaves the EU to be given permanent right to remain. This would acknowledge the fact these...
08 September 2016
Responding to David Davis' statement to the Commons this afternoon (Monday), about Britain's future after Brexit, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:
05 September 2016
International Development Matters Issue number 156 August 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 Aid Supports Women Trade Unionists in Nicaragua TUC backs Brazilian trade unions’ struggle for justice Trade Unions...
31 August 2016
The TUC is calling on the government to respond to the migration figures published today (Thursday) by the Office for National Statistics with immediate action to better manage migration. TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The TUC has published a set of practical solutions that the government can quickly put...
25 August 2016
TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady has sent a message of condolence and solidarity to the Italian trade union movement after today's devastating earthquake (terremoto in Italian) in Central Italy.
24 August 2016

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