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More Investment In Jobs And Wages Is Needed, Says TUC
Responding to the earnings chapter published today (Friday) from the forthcoming Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) Green Budget, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said: "The biggest living…
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Strike Action In NHS Is Suspended


GMB is to consult 22,000 members in the NHS in England and Northern Ireland on a new offer that has emerged after a week of talks to resolve the pay dispute in the NHS.

The new offer has enabled…

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Wed 28th Jan, 2015 | 8:35am

GMB On Unemployment Figures


GMB commented on recent unemployment figures released by Office for National Statistics.

Paul Kenny, GMB General Secretary, said:
"The "jobs factory" in Britain the Prime Minister talks about is…

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Tue 27th Jan, 2015 | 9:05am

Unite Rolls Out Drivers' Charter


Britain's largest union is calling for a fair deal for HGV drivers amid warnings they are being forced to put themselves and the public at risk by working more than a whopping 60 hours a week.

Low…

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Fri 23rd Jan, 2015 | 6:35pm

NHS Talks Adjourn To Monday 26th

photo - Greg Clarke
photo - Greg Clarke
Talks in London involving GMB to avert strike action on 29th January 2015 in the pay dispute in England and Northern Ireland adjourned today 23rd January and will resume at 2pm on Monday 26th…

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Fri 23rd Jan, 2015 | 3:09pm

TUC Launches Guide In 13 Languages To Tackle Migrant Worker Exploitation


New online guides to help combat the exploitation of migrant workers, so that everyone is treated fairly, are being launched today (Friday) by the TUC. The guide Working in the UK is available in…

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Fri 23rd Jan, 2015 | 9:25am

Thousands Of Disabled People Supported By Access To Work

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photo - access magazine
Access to Work provides financial support towards the extra costs faced by disabled people who are looking for work or need support to stay in their job.

Last year more than 35,000 people…

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Wed 21st Jan, 2015 | 10:00pm

Unemployment Falls Below 6% As Vacancies Hit Record High


In a further sign of the strength of the UK labour market, today's independent figures show that job vacancies have risen by 127,000 to hit a 14-year record high. There are around 700,000 job…

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Wed 21st Jan, 2015 | 9:00pm

Eleanor Wants Others To Share Her Employment Success


A woman from South Yorkshire who has been blind since birth is urging more employers to give disabled people the chance to work, following her own two-year struggle to find a job.

Eleanor Pooley,…

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Tue 20th Jan, 2015 | 8:00am

Revised Police Staff Pay Offer


GMB members will now be consulted on a new offer from Police Employers for civilian police staff in England and Wales to settle the long running dispute over pay. This is the result of on-going…

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Mon 19th Jan, 2015 | 8:56pm

Unite Launches Asbestos Awareness Campaign

photo Gordon Joly
photo Gordon Joly
Members of Britain's largest union, Unite who think they've been exposed to asbestos are being urged to join the union's asbestos register as part of campaign by the union to raise awareness about…

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Mon 19th Jan, 2015 | 11:39am

Slow Recovery Linked To Low Wages, Says TUC

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photo - TaxCredits.net
Commenting on the latest GDP figures published today (Tuesday) by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:

"This is the slowest recovery in modern…

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Tue 27th Jan, 2015 | 3:02pm

UK Savings Rates To Continue To Fall Despite Auto-Enrolment


The International Longevity Centre - UK (ILC-UK) are today announcing plans to explore the case for a second Independent Pensions Commission. The announcement comes as they release analysis of…

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Mon 26th Jan, 2015 | 12:10pm

TUC Criticises George Osborne For Complacent Performance In Davos

Frances O'Grady
Frances O'Grady
Commenting on today's (Friday) debate on Europe with George Osborne at the World Economic Forum in Davos, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:

"George Osborne's complacency in Davos about…

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Fri 23rd Jan, 2015 | 6:29pm

RBS Announces Cuts To Business Customer Relationships Teams


Royal Bank of Scotland has announced plans (Thursday 22 January) to cut 160 staff from 54 locations across the UK. In addition RBS will be moving the processing work, currently undertaken by these…

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Fri 23rd Jan, 2015 | 9:37am

Full Wages Recovery Set To Take Another Parliament At Least, Says TUC

photo - William Warby
photo - William Warby
Commenting on the latest labour market statistics published today (Wednesday) by the Office for National Statistics, TUC Head of Economics Nicola Smith said:

"After years of falling living…

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Wed 21st Jan, 2015 | 10:15pm

Sanctions Are Harming, Not Helping People With Mental Health Problems, Says TUC


Responding to research that shows over 100 people a day with a mental health condition are having their benefits stopped as a sanction, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:

"These sanctions…

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Wed 21st Jan, 2015 | 10:00pm

Leeds Recruiter Gives 'Head Start' to Unemployed Graduates


Yorkshire based IT recruitment specialists, Corecom Consulting recently joined forces with Leeds City Council for their 'HeadStart' programme in a bid to give a rare opportunity to one lucky…

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Tue 20th Jan, 2015 | 3:21pm

Ex-Tesco Drivers Claim Victory In Unfair Dismissal Fight

photo - Graham Richardson
photo - Graham Richardson
Former drivers, who used to work on the Tesco distribution contract in Doncaster, are on the verge of a historic victory in their fight against their unfair dismissal by Eddie Stobart Ltd (ESL),…

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Mon 19th Jan, 2015 | 9:08pm

Government Puts Rocket Boosters Under Plans To Get Troubled Families Back To Work


Eric Pickles and Iain Duncan Smith have announced plans to do more to get some of England's hardest to help families back to work.

The communities and work and pensions secretaries are to more…

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Mon 19th Jan, 2015 | 4:13pm

Under-employment Won't Return To Pre-crisis Levels Until 2023, Says TUC


The number of people who are under-employed will not return to pre-recession levels for more than eight years at the current rate of reduction, according to new analysis published by the TUC today…

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Mon 19th Jan, 2015 | 10:59am

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