From the TUC


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.

Unions on the march across Europe, USA and Canada to say no to Market Economy Status for China

25 May 2016, by in International

Today Unite, GMB and Community held a March of Steelmakers in London which brought steel workers from across the country to Westminster to demand the government ensure the responsible sale of Tata Steel’s UK assets and deliver a sustainable industrial strategy. A key cause of the crisis currently facing the steel industry is the UK government’s…

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EU launches consultation on social impact of TTIP

20 May 2016, by in International

Last week, the European Commission launched a consultation on its latest ‘Sustainability Impact Assessment’ report of the EU-US trade deal known as TTIP. Beneath this rather technical title lies an important opportunity for campaigners to call for TTIP negotiations to dramatically change direction to respect workers’ rights and public services. It seems the growing coalition…

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#ISDS: Government position shows ideology trumps evidence

02 May 2016, by in International

We’re often told that Governments are committed to ‘evidence-based policy making’, although it often seems that it’s the other way round. Now we see, starkly revealed, how far the UK government’s trade policy is based far more on ideology than evidence. A Freedom of Information request from campaign group Global Justice Now has revealed that…

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