Trades Union Congress


Trades Union Congress
(TUC)
   This British national trade union was founded in 1868. Three other trade unions are related, namely the Scottish Trades Union Congress, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, and the Wales Council. Since 1979, membership in the TUC has steadily diminished due to restrictions placed on trade unions by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's Conservative Party and the reduction in the amount of garment and textiles' domestic production. The TUC helped form the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) in 1949.

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