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Profile of registrant

Trades Union Congress (UK)

Identification number in the register: 77510791109-40
Registration date: 10/02/09 14:44:26

The information on this organisation was last modified on 14/01/14 12:08:46
The date of the last annual update was 14/01/14 12:08:46

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Trades Union Congress (UK)
Acronym: TUC
Legal status: trade union
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade unions

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Frances O'Grady
Position: General Secretary

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mrs  Elena  Crasta
Position: senior policy officer

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: TUC Great Russell Street 
London WC1B 3LS
Telephone number: (+4420) 7636 4030
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information: Brussels Office

Elena Crasta

5 Bd Roi Albert II, B 1210

+322 224 0478

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Representing around 6 million workers in 54 unions, the TUC is the voice of Britain at work.

Our overall objectives are to raise the quality of working life and promote equality for all.

Our mission is to be a high profile organisation that campaigns successfully for trade union aims and values; assists trade unions to increase membership and effectiveness; cuts out wasteful rivalry; and promote trade union solidarity.

The Brussels office was established and functions to better enable the TUC to pursue these objectives at the European level, particularly within the ETUC.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • sub-national
  • national
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 1
Complementary information: It is usually our Brussels office that engages in lobbying activities.

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

On most issues the TUC functions at the European level within the ETUC umbrella - and their (and our) interests are very wide. The TUC also maintains direct contacts with UK MEPs

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Budget
  • Competition
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Enlargement
  • Enterprise
  • External Relations
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Home Affairs
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Public Health
  • Taxation
  • Trade


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

The TUC is a member of the European Trade Union Confederation, the International Trade Union Confederation, and the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2011 - 01/2012
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.