Trades Union Congress

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The TUC exists to make the working world a better place for everyone. We bring together more than 5.5 million working people who make up our 51 member unions. When a group of workers act and speak together, their employer has to listen. That’s how unions make things better at work. ref

Wales TUC Cymru

The Wales TUC is an integral part of the TUC of Great Britain, and was set up to ensure that the role of the TUC is effectively undertaken in Wales. Wales TUCWikipedia-W.svg

See also the Scottish Trades Union Congress link. The STUC is a separate organisation from the English and Welsh TUC, having been established in 1897 as a result of a political dispute with the TUC regarding political representation for the Labour movement.[1] Scottish Trades Union CongressWikipedia-W.svg

Why join a union?

When a group of workers act and speak together, their employer has to listen. That’s how unions make things better at work.

How the TUC works with unions

How unions work

This should go on the Trade Unions page.

TUC Unions

TUC Education

TUC Education is the TUC's training organisation for workplace reps and union officers. TUC Education aims to build the capacity of union reps to perform at the workplace and in the union, develop greater understanding of trade union policies and priorities, including equal opportunities, enhance study skills and personal confidence for all those who take part, make learning visible through accreditation and stimulate commitment to learning and progression. ref, ref


Unionlearn was established in 2006 by the TUC in order to provide an ongoing framework to support union led learning in England. The union learning agenda is itself a dynamic way of developing trade unions, responding to the needs of trade unionists and constitutes an important element of the union offer. ... ref
Union Learning Fund,

List of Unions


  • Aug.17.2018: Most staffers expect bosses to snoop on them, say unions. The TUC is lobbying to gain a legal right to be consulted on surveillance in the workplace, as it opened up on staffers’ growing concerns about their bosses snooping on them. A number of respondees also pointed to newer techniques, such as facial recognition (15 per cent) and location tracking – 40% said the company tracked assets like phones and about 21% said they used handheld or wearable location-tracking devices. Just over 20% said it was likely their work used computer webcams for snooping, and 26% thought they used keystroke logging software. And about 33% thought that their social media use outside of work was monitored – which almost 70% of respondents said was unacceptable. But the least palatable type of surveillance was facial recognition software, which 76% said was unacceptable. Rebecca Hill, The Register.