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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 Workers'…

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

1 In 3 Graduates Doing Non-Graduate Jobs Is A Massive Waste Of Talent

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photo - Tanel Teemusk
Commenting on the latest graduate employment figures published today (Tuesday), which show that over one in three (33.8%) graduates are doing non-graduate jobs, TUC General Secretary Frances…

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Tue 26th Apr, 2016 | 1:09pm

The Trade Union Bill Heads For A Crunch Date In The Commons


Responding after today's (Monday) third reading of the Trade Union Bill in the House of Lords, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:

"The TUC remains opposed to the Trade Union Bill in its…

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Mon 25th Apr, 2016 | 10:00pm

Government Rescue Package For Tata Steel Is An Important First Step, Says TUC


Commenting on government proposals announced (Thursday) to rescue Tata Steel, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:

"This is a welcome recognition by ministers that they must act to…

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Fri 22nd Apr, 2016 | 10:13pm

Vote Leave, Get Poorer, says TUC


Commenting on new figures released (Monday) by the Treasury showing that Brexit would cost £4,300 a year per household for the next fifteen years, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:

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Tue 19th Apr, 2016 | 12:20pm

BAME Workers With Degrees Two And Half Times More Likely To Be Unemployed

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photo - TUC
Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) workers with degrees are two and half times more likely to be unemployed than white graduates, according to new analysis published by the TUC today (Friday).

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Fri 15th Apr, 2016 | 7:44am

Post Office Moves To WH Smith Are The 'Death Rattle' For The Service

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photo - sludgegulper
The announcement that 61 Crown post offices will be transferred to high street newsagents WH Smith was branded as 'the beginning of the death rattle' for a national high-quality post office…

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Wed 13th Apr, 2016 | 11:00pm

Brexit Would Put 7m People's Holiday Pay At Risk, Says TUC


New analysis published by the TUC today (Tuesday) reveals that 1 in 4 UK workers (7.4 million) got extra paid holiday through European laws. But the TUC warns that the hard-won right to holiday…

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Tue 12th Apr, 2016 | 12:49pm

300 Million Childcare Boost For Hard-Working Families

photo - D Sharon Pruitt
photo - D Sharon Pruitt
Parents on Universal Credit (UC) are set to benefit from more support with their childcare costs from today, making it easier for them to start work or take on more hours.

Parents on UC will now…

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Mon 11th Apr, 2016 | 4:00pm

Unite Comment On Minister's Mumbai Meeting With Tata Bosses


Commenting on the conclusion of the meeting in Mumbai between Tata representatives and business minister Sajid Javid, where the upcoming sale of Tata's UK steel interests was discussed, Harish…

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Thu 7th Apr, 2016 | 11:30am

TUC Welcomes Government Concessions On Trade Union Political Funds


Commenting on the expected announcement today (Wednesday) that the government will accept the House of Lords' compromise on trade union political funds, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:

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Wed 27th Apr, 2016 | 11:00pm

Tories Told 'Stop Demonising Junior Doctors' And Start Negotiating

Jeremy Hunt
Jeremy Hunt
The government is trying to demonise the junior doctors, in the same way that Margaret Thatcher bullied the miners, Unite, the country's largest union, said today (Monday 25 April).

Unite, which…

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Mon 25th Apr, 2016 | 10:30pm

Fathers Working Full-Time Earn More Than Men Without Children

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photo - Glyn Lowe Photoworks
Fathers working full-time get paid a fifth more than men with similar jobs who don't have children, according to a new report published by the TUC today (Monday).

The report shows that dads who…

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Mon 25th Apr, 2016 | 8:52am

Wage Growth Still Anaemic, Warns TUC

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photo - Images_of_Money
Commenting on the latest labour market data published (Wednesday) by the Office for National Statistics, which show the employment rate remaining high, but regular annual pay growth of only 2.2%,…

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Thu 21st Apr, 2016 | 9:23am

Every Jobcentre In Yorkshire Now Offers Universal Credit


Today, Hemsworth, Pontefract, Castleford and Wakefield jobcentres join the rest of Yorkshire's jobcentres in offering Universal Credit to all new single jobseekers.

Over 11,000 people are claiming…

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Mon 18th Apr, 2016 | 10:26am

TUC Welcomes Labour leader's Commitment To EU Workers' Rights


Commenting on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's speech today (Thursday) on the UK's membership of the EU, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:

"The Labour leader is absolutely right to warn…

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Thu 14th Apr, 2016 | 10:00pm

Inflation Figures Show Economy Is Not Operating At Full Strength, Says TUC

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photo - CJ Isherwood
Commenting on the latest inflation figures published today (Tuesday), which show Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation up to 0.5%, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:

"Despite a small rise,…

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Tue 12th Apr, 2016 | 10:00pm

GMB Welcome Deal To Sell Scunthorpe Plant To Greybull Capital


Our members must be congratulated for their pure determination in campaigning over the last 2 years. Their efforts were a major factor in the success of the sale says GMB

GMB, the union for…

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Mon 11th Apr, 2016 | 4:40pm

Young Women With Vocational Qualifications Earn 15% Less Than Men

photo - Sascha Kohlmann
photo - Sascha Kohlmann
Young women with vocational qualifications earn 15% less than men with comparable qualifications, according to new analysis published by the TUC to mark the start of its annual young workers'…

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Mon 11th Apr, 2016 | 12:00pm

Government Must Give New Dads A Right To More Paid Parental Leave, Says TUC

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photo - minonda
Commenting on the year anniversary of the introduction of shared parental leave today (Wednesday), TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:

"Shared parental leave has been a small step towards…

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Wed 6th Apr, 2016 | 2:59pm

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