The TUC is the voice of Britain at work. With 54 affiliated unions representing 6.2 million working people from all walks of life. The TUC campaigns for a fair deal at work and for social justice at home and abroad.
The TUC negotiates in Europe and at home, building links with political parties, business, local communities and wider society.
The HCSA and the TUC have a long history together, with the HCSA first affiliating to the TUC in 1979. TUC policy is set by Congress each year, but between Congresses this responsibility lies with the General Council, who meet every two months. There are 56 members in the General Council with the larger unions automatically represented, the smaller unions ballot for a number of reserved places.
You can find out all about the work of the TUC, as well as sign up for email news alerts at http://www.tuc.org.uk/