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This interactive guide (eNote) is a short, self-study module about
The TUC has produced a guide to assist union workplace
The TUC has developed a presentation slides of the results

Migrant workers make up a significant proportion of the UK’s labour force. The TUC supports the freedom of movement of workers in the European Union and we support a managed migration system for those outside the EU, based on the principles of workers’ rights.

Once in the UK, many migrant workers are unaware of their legal rights or unable to enforce them and face exploitation at work as a result. The TUC fights for equal rights for migrant workers, and assists unions to recruit, represent and organise migrant workers.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the TUC have published a new safety leaflet, ['Your health, your safety: A guide for workers'] provides information about safety rights at work which is translated into 19 different languages.

Migration messaging project

Connecting Communities: Building Alliances ​[PDF] a report on the TUC Migration Messaging project to promote progressive messages on migration.

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
The TUC has submitted evidence to the Migration Advisory Committee's review of the use of the 'Tier 2' skilled worker route for non-EU migration to the UK. The TUC states that migrant workers must be employed on the same pay and terms and conditions as workers in the resident labour...
25 September 2015
TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady has sent a message of support to the Solidarity with Refugees protest in London today, Saturday 12 September 2015.
11 September 2015
TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady has joined with 350 other leading academics and migration experts (full list here) to send a message to the Prime Minister David Cameron and Home Secretary Theresa May about their handling of the refugee crisis and urging them to do more. An edited version of...
06 September 2015
This is the full list of 351 signatories to the letter sent to the Prime Minister and Home Secretary about the refugee crisis.
06 September 2015
Commenting on reports today (Tuesday) that the government is considering a four-year ban on tax credit qualification for new migrants that would not only affect migrants, but also young working families, care leavers and disabled people, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Young working families should not have their support...
11 August 2015
Responding to the announcement today (Monday) by immigration minister James Brokenshire that employers who give jobs to illegal migrants will feel the “full force” of the government machine, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “It’s important that the government cracks down on health and safety abuses and workplace exploitation; but...
10 August 2015
This interactive guide (eNote) is a short, self-study module about key migration issues. By completing this eNote you will: Identify common misconceptions regarding migration See the benefits that migrants bring to the workforce and the country as a whole See why it is important to tackle employers who exploit migrant...
16 June 2015
The TUC has updated its guide on 'Safety and Migrant Workers' to assist union workplace representatives to ensure that migrant workers are given full protection against hazards at work.
02 June 2015