Wales TUC Cymru

About the Wales TUC

The Wales TUC is the voice of Wales at work. With over 50 affiliated trade unions, the Wales TUC represents nearly half a million workers. We campaign for a fair deal at work and for social justice at home and abroad.

All Wales Equality Network

The Wales TUC all Wales equality network has been set up for trade union equality representatives and other union representatives with an interest in promoting equality in the workplace.  If you would like and receive a monthly newsletter containing equality related news, resources, research and events please email [email protected] to sign up to the network.

Better Jobs Closer to Home

Wales TUC – powered by Welsh trade unions – has launched the Better Jobs, Closer to Home campaign to demand change for communities where poverty and disadvantage are all too common.

As fresh austerity measures and cuts to benefits from the UK government threaten our most deprived communities with unjust hardship, Wales TUC is campaigning for a plan for a strong local economy powered by decent work.

The Welsh Government has new powers to ensure that public investment in our services directly creates good jobs, where they are needed most. Welsh trade unions are now calling on politicians to commit to using these powers so that investment is committed to the valleys with organisations who employ disadvantaged and disabled people on decent wages and good conditions. This means creating good jobs for young people, lone parents, adults without qualifications and the long term unemployed among others. A radical move to create actual opportunities for those shut out of the jobs market.

But it doesn’t stop there. Wales can’t prosper while the valleys struggle so now is the time support the area with a genuine mix of exciting opportunities allowing people to get on without having to get out. Major projects like the South Wales METRO, for instance, should be maximised with a headquarters located in the valleys. 

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Dying to Work

The ‘Dying to Work’ voluntary charter sets out an agreed way in which employees will be supported, protected and guided throughout their employment, following a terminal diagnosis. Such protection would give every person battling with terminal conditions the choice of how to spend their final month and the peace of mind to know their job was protected and the future financial security of the family was secure.

We feel that in Wales, we could go further and explore the possibility of making provisions under the Equalities Act Protected Characteristics to include terminally ill employees.  

For more information on the charter please visit

The Supreme Court has today (Wednesday) quashed the UK government’s system of fees for employment tribunals. The case was taken by the UNISON trade union, which successfully argued that the fees – which can be as high as £1,200 per case — prevented many workers from enforcing their employment rights...
26 July 2017
Commenting on the news that the Great Western Mainline will now not be electrified to Swansea, Wales TUC General Secretary Martin Mansfield said: “The UK government is turning its back on the Welsh economy. First, they went back on the promise to electrify the Valley lines and today’s decision to...
20 July 2017
The Wales TUC has today (Tuesday 18 th July 2017)...
19 July 2017
The Wales TUC is pleased to publish its new report...
27 June 2017
Neath Port Talbot Council has become the first organisation in...
19 May 2017
Reacting to the news of the sad passing of Rhodri...
18 May 2017