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.

Right to remain: Theresa May can break the deadlock

02 Dec 2016, by in International

This week has seen a string of headlines about prospects for EU citizens in the UK  and Brits in the EU’s right to remain after Brexit. Much of the media took aim at EU leaders – particularly German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President of the European Council Donald Tusk – for apparently halting progress on the issue. What Merkel and…

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Chancellor should ensure more money for a fairer deal on migration

22 Nov 2016, by in International

Yesterday the TUC released a report calling on the Chancellor to use the Autumn Financial Statement on Wednesday to significantly increase the amount going to a Migration Impacts Fund so that areas that have experienced industrial decline, cuts to services and significant recent increases in migration receive additional funds. The TUC is calling for a significantly expanded…

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#CETA: zombie trade deal is no recipe for #Brexit

30 Oct 2016, by in International

Today the Prime Minister of Canada flew into Brussels to sign the EU-Canada so-called trade agreement known as CETA – the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement – with the European Union. For the past fortnight, the signing had been held up by the French speaking regional parliament of Belgium in Wallonia but it eventually gave…

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Belgium must vote no tomorrow to stop CETA

17 Oct 2016, by in International

Tomorrow trade ministers from EU countries will meet in Luxembourg at the Foreign Affairs Council  where they are due to decide whether to approve the EU-Canada trade deal known as CETA. The TUC and unions across the EU and Canada are calling for governments to oppose the deal. A ‘joint declaration’ (that has been hastily rewritten…

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Big win for Robin Hood Tax in Europe

12 Oct 2016, by in International

Earlier this week, Finance Ministers from 10 Eurozone countries finally reached agreement on the principle of a Robin Hood Tax. Legislative drafting will now begin, and campaigners will be pressing the Ministers to conclude the details by December. Meanwhile, US Democrats scenting victory in next month’s Presidential election as Trump’s campaign crumbles, are redoubling the…

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