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Thomas Cook Cabin Crew Enter Further Talks
Members of Britain's largest union Unite working for Thomas Cook Airlines as cabin crew have backed strike action by three-to-one in a dispute over health and safety concerns and 'dangerous' changes…
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TUC Welcomes Increase In Trade Union Membership


New figures for trade union membership published today (Monday) by the Office for National Statistics, show that the overall number of trade union members has increased by 36,000 to 6.49 million…

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Mon 23rd May, 2016 | 10:00pm

Home-working Up By A Fifth Over The Last Decade

Working from home - photo David Mulder
Working from home - photo David Mulder
The number of employees who say they usually work from home has increased by a fifth (19%) over the past decade according to new analysis published by the TUC on Friday to mark National Work From…

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Sat 21st May, 2016 | 8:00pm

Wage Losses May Never Be Restored Under Current Approach

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photo - Images_of_Money
Commenting on the latest labour market data published today (Wednesday) by the Office for National Statistics, which show the employment rate remaining high, but regular annual pay growth down…

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Thu 19th May, 2016 | 5:57pm

Demand Increases For New State Pension Statements

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photo - Keith Williamson
The number of people accessing their new State Pension statement has increased by almost 40% in the last 6 months to approximately 400,000.

This is an increase on the previous year when there were…

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Fri 13th May, 2016 | 9:00pm

BME Workers Review Must Lead To Race Equality Strategy For Employment, Says TUC

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photo - ThisParticularGreg
Commenting on the launch of a review led by Baroness McGregor-Smith into barriers affecting people from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds at work, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady…

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Wed 11th May, 2016 | 8:00am

A Million More UK Workers Could Be Forced To Work Excessive Hours Without EU Protections, Says TUC


New analysis published today (Tuesday) by the TUC shows that a million more employees are at high risk of being forced to work excessive hours if the UK votes to leave the EU.

Although popular…

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Tue 10th May, 2016 | 8:08pm

Government Must Act To Stop The Rise In Prisoner Officer Assaults, Says TUC


Commenting after staff walked out of Wormwood Scrubs prison due to concerns over health and safety, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:

"Staff working in prisons must feel safe at work.

"T…

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Sat 7th May, 2016 | 10:00am

Lords Report Lays Bare Brexit Danger For Working People, Says TUC


Commenting on a report published today (Wednesday) by the House of Lords European Union Committee on the process of Brexit, the TUC says the report backs up other legal experts who say that…

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Wed 4th May, 2016 | 2:44pm

Employment Lawyers Confirm Brexit Threat To Workers' Rights, Says TUC


A new report published today (Tuesday) by GQ Employment Law confirms that workers' rights are at risk if the UK votes to leave the EU, says the TUC.

The report says that even if the UK were to…

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Tue 3rd May, 2016 | 10:00pm

Brexit Could Put Millions Of People At Greater Risk Of Accident Or Injury At Work, Says TUC


Leaving the EU could put millions of people in the UK at increased risk of accidents or injuries in the workplace, says a TUC report published today (Thursday) to coincide with International…

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Thu 28th Apr, 2016 | 10:30am

500,000 Job Losses Make Brexit Too Big A Risk For Working People


Commenting on a report published today (Monday) by the Treasury, which warns that Brexit would result in the loss of 500,000 jobs and trigger a year long recession, TUC General Secretary Frances…

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Mon 23rd May, 2016 | 9:00pm

Government Won't Reach Its Employment Target For Disabled People Until 2030

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photo - accessmagazine
The government is "years behind schedule" in delivering its manifesto commitment to halve the employment gap between disabled and non-disabled people by 2020, according to new analysis published…

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Thu 19th May, 2016 | 9:00pm

Government Must Act On Cross-Party Proposals To Give More Workers Decent Pensions, Says TUC


Commenting on a report on automatic enrolment pensions published today (Sunday) by the Work and Pensions Committee, which includes proposals to extend access and to increase mandatory…

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Sun 15th May, 2016 | 8:06pm

Too Many People Still Being Paid Less Than Minimum Wage, Says TUC

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photo - Peter T
Commenting on the release of a new report by the National Audit Office showing that an estimated 209,000 people are being paid below the minimum wage, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:

"I…

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Wed 11th May, 2016 | 9:30pm

IDS Cannot Ignore The Brexit Hit On Jobs And Wages Economists Predict And Its Impact On Working Families, Says TUC

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photo - Bobby Hidy
Commenting on a speech today (Tuesday) by Iain Duncan Smith on the EU and social justice, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:

"This is the man who cut tax credits, who cut disability…

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Tue 10th May, 2016 | 9:00pm

Study Identifies Weight Discrimination In The Workplace


A Sheffield Hallam University study has found that obese men and women are less likely to be employed because of their weight.

In a study of 181 recruiters from sedentary, standing, manual and…

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Tue 10th May, 2016 | 8:00am

Thomas Cook Cabin Crew In Strike Vote Over 20 Minute Rest Breaks

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photo - Aero Icarus
Over 1,000 Thomas Cook airlines cabin crew began voting in a ballot for industrial action today (Friday 6 May) in a dispute over health and safety concerns and 'dangerous' changes to rest breaks…

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Fri 6th May, 2016 | 3:54pm

Anti-trade Union Law A 'dark day' For UK Workers


The completion of the parliamentary stages of the Conservative government's Trade Union Bill will be remembered as a 'dark day' for working people, the UK's largest union, Unite said (Tuesday 3…

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Wed 4th May, 2016 | 2:37pm

Trade Union Bill Remains A Serious Threat To Good Industrial Relations, Warns TUC


Commenting after the Trade Union Bill was today (Tuesday) debated for the final time in the House of Lords and so completing its Parliamentary stages, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:

"W…

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Tue 3rd May, 2016 | 10:00pm

Brexit Is A Threat To The Jobs, Investment And Trade Needed For Growth


Commenting on the latest GDP figures published today (Wednesday) by the Office for National Statistics, which show overall growth of just 0.4% and falls in manufacturing and construction, TUC…

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Wed 27th Apr, 2016 | 11:00pm

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