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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 General Secretary has written to the Myanmar Ambassador to call for the immediate release of trade unions activists Naing Zaw Kyi Win, Thu Zaw Kyi Win, Myo Min Min and Naing Htay Lwin who were imprisoned for supporting garment workers striking in Yangon for living wages and basic...
09 October 2015
The Immigration Bill will have its second reading on October 13. This briefing outlines the TUC's concerns that the Bill will increase the discrimination faced by black and minority ethic (BME) and migrant groups, fuel unregulated employment and turn public sector staff into border guards.
08 October 2015
The TUC has been working with the Ethical Trading Initiative in Leicester on a programme to improve workers rights in the garment industry. As part of this programme we have produced a ‘Working in the UK’ guide to essential employment rights at work and key contacts in Leicester in Urdu,...
06 October 2015
At the 2015 ETUC Congress in Paris, Paul McCarthy from the GMB, a member of the TUC delegation, spoke about the Trade Union Bill.
05 October 2015
Paul McCarthy, GMB and TUC, spoke at the 2015 ETUC Congress in Paris on the Dying to Work campaign and health and safety at work
05 October 2015
Gail Cartmail, TUC and Unite, took part in a panel session on the future of the ETUC on the final day of the ETUC 2015 Congress in Paris.
03 October 2015
Steve Turner, TUC and Unite the Union, moving the TUC's emergency motion at the ETUC Congress 2015 in Paris, on the British government's European Union referendum renegotiation strategy.
03 October 2015
Steve Turner, TUC and Unite, spoke on paragraph 43 of the Manifesto and paragraphs 331 to 338 of the Action Programme at the ETUC Congress 2015 in Paris, on ETUC trade policy.
03 October 2015
The TUC has backed an Amnesty International urgent action calling for an investigation into the murder of farmer Ernesto Guzman and demanding action from the Colombian government to finally disarm and dismantle the paramilitary groups that remain the biggest threat to trade unionists and other human rights defenders in the...
02 October 2015
International Development Matters Issue number 145 September 2015 IDM - Monthly newsletter reporting international development matters and issues affecting trade unionists around the world. Including reports, statements, interviews and events. TUC NEWS Frances O’Grady’s message to the Solidarity with Refugees protest TUC calls for workers' rights in Mexico-EU trade deal...
02 October 2015