Trade Union Congress (TUC)

The TUC is the voice of Britain at work. It is an umbrella organisation containing 66 affiliated unions representing nearly seven million working people from all walks of life. They campaign for a fair deal at work and for social justice at home and abroad.

The Trades Union Congress:
  • brings Britain's unions together to draw up common policies
  • lobbies the Government to implement policies that will benefit people at work
  • campaigns on economic and social issues
  • represents working people on public bodies
  • represents British workers in international bodies, in the European Union and at the UN employment body - the International Labour Organisation
  • carries out research on employment -related issues
  • runs an extensive training and education programme for union representatives
  • helps unions develop new services for their members
  • helps unions avoid clashes with each other
  • builds links with other trade union bodies worldwide

TUC have a dedicated website which it calls 'Worksmart' to deal with every concern in working life. It lists the rights of migrant workers from the EUI and has recently produced 'Working in the UK: Your Rights' available in Czech, English, Estonian, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Russian, Slovak, French, and Spanish

For further information about Worksmart visit
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