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.

Lord Price, show CETA the door at Bratislava castle

22 Sep 2016, by in International

Today Lord Price, the UK’s minister for trade, starts two days of meetings with ministers across the EU in Bratislava castle and the EU-Canada trade deal (CETA) is top of the agenda. This week the TUC General Secretary wrote to Trade Secretary Liam Fox calling for the UK government to oppose CETA and for Lord Price to make this clear…

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Tackling teacher shortages is not only about migration policy

15 Sep 2016, by in International

The TUC has submitted evidence to the Migration Advisory Committee’s review of teacher shortages, highlighting that shortages that are currently being experienced in primary and secondary schools across the country require urgent action by the government. Migrant workers play an important role as teachers in schools here, with one in six new teachers entering the profession…

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Unhealthy development: DFID promotes health privatisation

02 Sep 2016, by in International

The recent exposure of the scale of the government’s toxic healthcare privatisation plans has reignited the debate on in whose interest should the NHS be run – patients or shareholders. NHS deficits, caused in part by extortionate Private Finance Initiative (PFI) schemes, are providing the government with the perfect cover to hand over the most…

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