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Doncaster Bin Strikes Averted For Now

photo by Alan Stanton
Planned refuse strikes in Doncaster due to begin tomorrow (Wednesday 23 August) have been called off after a last minute pay offer was agreed.
However Unite, the UK's largest…
22nd Aug 2017 07:48 PM

Record £2 Million Back Pay Identified For 13,000 Of The UK's Lowest Paid Workers

photo by Howard Lake
More than 13,000 of the UK's lowest paid workers will get around £2 million in back pay as part of the government's scheme to name employers who have failed to pay National…
16th Aug 2017 09:13 PM

Black Workers With A-levels Earn 10% Less Than White Counterparts, Finds TUC

photo by Penn State
Black workers whose highest qualifications are A-levels earn 10% less than their white peers - missing out on an average £1.20 per hour.
The new analysis was published by the…
15th Aug 2017 04:04 PM

1,500 Extra Medical Undergraduate Places Confirmed

Health professionals
The department has published the government response to the recent consultation on expanding undergraduate medical education.
The government will increase the number of student…
9th Aug 2017 04:10 PM

'Workers From Across Europe Strengthen Our Businesses'

The Migration Advisory Committee has been asked to examine the impact of EU immigration in the UK.
Josh Hardie, CBI Deputy Director-General, said:
"Workers from across Europe strengthen our businesses…
27th Jul 2017 09:45 PM

Unite Calls For Action To Tackle Racism On Slavery Remembrance Day

photo by Imagens Evangelicas
Unite, Britain's biggest union, is calling on the government to mark this year's Slavery Remembrance Day tomorrow (23 August) by committing to eliminate all forms of…
22nd Aug 2017 05:34 PM

Over 3 Million More People In Work Since 2010

According to the Office for National Statistics, the number of people in work is at the highest level since records began in 1971.
The record figures have been driven by increases in the number of…
16th Aug 2017 03:02 PM

Rail Fares Rising Almost Twice As Fast As Wages

Leeds Station - photo by Tim Brockley
Rail fares have increased at twice the speed of wages since 2010, according to new analysis released today by the RMT on the eve of the Government announcement on…
14th Aug 2017 12:01 AM

Caution Is Right On Rates But Boldness Needed On Wages, Says TUC

Commenting on the Bank of England's decision today (Thursday) to hold interest rates at 0.25%, and downgrading of its economic growth forecast, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:
"The…
3rd Aug 2017 06:21 PM

Employment Tribunal Judgment - Reform Required

The CBI has responded to the Supreme Court judgment on employment tribunal fees.
Neil Carberry, CBI Managing Director for People and Infrastructure, said:
"The CBI has long held the view that the…
27th Jul 2017 09:40 PM

Google Digital Garage Comes To Town

The Department for International Trade (DIT) has partnered with Google for a series of Google Digital Garage workshops for businesses across Yorkshire. Google Digital Garage aims to help SMEs develop…
22nd Aug 2017 04:57 PM

Comments On Latest Inflation Figures

Commentating on the latest inflation figures released today, Unite general secretary Len McCluskey said:
"Inflation has held this month but there is no getting away from the fact that household…
15th Aug 2017 04:41 PM

Trade Union Response To Steel Pension Changes

Tata Steel have announced that it has signed the documentation for a Regulated Apportionment Arrangement (RAA) with the Trustee of the British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS).
This will separate the BSPS…
12th Aug 2017 10:03 AM

National Debate Called For On 2040 Ban On Petrol And Diesel Cars

Electric car charging - photo by American Tobacco Historic District
The government needs to have a national debate with key stakeholders, including the UK workforce, on its plans to ban all new…
27th Jul 2017 10:23 PM

Household Debt Is Not A Stable Basis For Growth, Says TUC

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Commenting on ONS figures released this week which show GDP growth of just 0.3%, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:
"The government is relying on consumers for what…
27th Jul 2017 05:31 PM
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