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Trades Union Congress (UK)

Identification number in the register: 77510791109-40
Registration date: 10/02/2009 14:44:26

The information on this entity was last modified on: 03/03/2015 11:43:42
The date of the last annual update was: 03/03/2015 11:43:42
Next update due latest on: 03/03/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Trades Union Congress (UK)


trade union

    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations

Trade unions and professional associations

    Contact details

Congress House
Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3LS

(+4420) 7636 4030

Brussels Office
Boulevard du Roi Albert II

(+32) 22240478

    Person with legal responsibility

Ms  Frances O'Grady

General Secretary

    Person in charge of EU relations

Ms  Elena  Crasta

senior policy officer

    Goals / remit

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.

  • European
  • global
  • national
  • regional/local

    Specific activities covered by the Register

Economic governance and European semester
Better regulation agenda and REFIT
working time directive
company law e.g. SUP
posting of workers enforcement directive
public procurement directives (implementation)
trade policy and TTIP, CETA etc
social dialogue
industrial policy
taxation and FTT







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

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

100%: 1  



It is usually our Brussels office that engages in lobbying activities. In this respect the activities under heading 9 occupy 100% of the Brussels office time, which employs only one person.

    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

    Fields of interest

  • 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

    Membership and affiliation

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

04/2013  -  04/2014

< 9,999  

0 €


20,000 €

European Commission London's office

    Code of conduct

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