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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.


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
The TUC has produced a guide to assist union workplace representatives to ensure that migrant workers are given full protection against hazards at work.
01 June 2015
The TUC held an event in April at Congress House to showcase the work that took place during the TUC Migration Messaging project. Campaign group members presented their work through presentations, videos, discussions and the launch of the project's evaluation booklet to an audience of trade unions, migrants' rights groups,...
13 May 2015
The TUC is calling on Prime Minister David Cameron to work with other EU leaders at the extraordinary summit being held tomorrow (Thursday) to extend search and rescue operations for migrants in the Mediterranean Sea, as well as taking action to promote stability and peace in the countries where refugees...
22 April 2015
The TUC has developed a presentation slides of the results of polling we commissioned into attitudes around migration and labour market concerns. This has been developed for unions to use in their branches to develop ways to promote messages on migration based on solidarity and workers’ rights. The TUC has...
02 March 2015
The issues of immigration and population are hotly debated and affect how people are treated at work and in our communities. Trade unions speak up for working people. That means protecting wages and conditions from being undercut. It also means supporting workers when they are being exploited by employers and...
02 March 2015
Responding to the Office for National Statistics migration statistics published today (Thursday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: "The government needs to stop playing a numbers game with migration figures. It's time to get real about what politicians can actually do about migration. Politicians should stop pretending to the electorate...
26 February 2015

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