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Strike Action In Leeds Suspended
First West Yorkshire are pleased to confirm that following constructive talks held today between the company and Unite representatives, the continuous strike action planned from Tuesday 26 July has…
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New Government Can Make UK A Global Leader In Green Jobs, Says TUC

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photo - Mike Mozart
The TUC is today (Friday) publishing a new report outlining how the UK can undergo a clean energy transition to create high-quality jobs and secure a major share of the future clean energy…

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Fri 22nd Jul, 2016 | 8:43am

All-Out Leeds Bus Strike Next Tuesday

photo - Wakefield & Beyond Transport
photo - Wakefield & Beyond Transport
A thousand bus workers in Leeds will strike continuously from next Tuesday (26 July), as the management refuses to talk in the long-running pay dispute and starts dismissing workers for union…

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Wed 20th Jul, 2016 | 5:00pm

Low Inflation Signals Need For Urgent Action To Protect And Boost Growth, Says TUC

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

"The UK's continuing low…

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Tue 19th Jul, 2016 | 2:44pm

Drop In Construction Shows Urgent Need For Industrial Strategy, Says TUC

photo - John Keogh
photo - John Keogh
ONS figures released today (Friday) show that construction output fell by 2.1% in May, shortly before the UK voted to leave the EU.

This continues a decline in the sector since the end of 2015.

Co…

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Fri 15th Jul, 2016 | 4:22pm

TUC Backs Theresa May's Call For Workers On Company Boards

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photo - clagnut
Responding to Theresa May's call on Monday for workers to sit on company boards, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:

"The TUC has long argued for workers to be given seats on company…

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Tue 12th Jul, 2016 | 6:58pm

German Businesses Planning To Cut Jobs In UK

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photo - Victor1558
One in four German companies with operations in the UK plan to cut jobs following the vote to leave the EU, according to a new survey by the German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK).

One in…

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Thu 7th Jul, 2016 | 7:43pm

'38 Pence An Hour' Extra For Three Years Sparks New Leeds Bus Strikes


Bus bosses in Leeds have been accused of deliberately prolonging the city's bus dispute by Unite, the country's largest trade union, after the latest offer amounted to 38 pence an hour extra for…

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Tue 5th Jul, 2016 | 4:18pm

British People Reject A Brexit Cuts Budget Says Post-Referendum Poll

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photo - Ant Jackson
The TUC has today (Friday) published findings from a poll taken immediately after the EU referendum ballot closed, and its action plan for protecting jobs and industry.

The poll - of 2,716 adults…

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Fri 1st Jul, 2016 | 8:37am

Working People Must Not Continue Paying For Government Failures, Says TUC

photo - Glovana Milanezi
photo - Glovana Milanezi
Commenting on the latest Household Below Average Income data published today (Tuesday) by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), which show no progress on reducing working age poverty and a 4%…

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Tue 28th Jun, 2016 | 9:30pm

Let's Bring People Together Because Divided We Fall


Britain's largest union, Unite has called for cross-party political action to condemn those who have abused migrant communities and workers in the days since the UK voted to leave the European…

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Mon 27th Jun, 2016 | 9:15pm

First West Yorkshire Bus Drivers in Calderdale Accept 2-Year Pay Deal

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Halifax bus station - photo simon835
First West Yorkshire is pleased to announce that bus drivers serving customers in the Halifax and Todmorden area have overwhelmingly accepted the pay offer put forward by the company yesterday…

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Thu 21st Jul, 2016 | 7:00pm

"Massive" Increase In Self-Employment

Commuters going to work - photo Owen Blacker
Commuters going to work - photo Owen Blacker
Unemployment fell by 54,000 in the three months to May 2016 and employment rose by 176,000, according to the latest ONS labour market statistics.

Of the 118,000 new full-time jobs in the last…

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Wed 20th Jul, 2016 | 4:49pm

'Stop Playing Fast And Loose' And Get On With Trident Renewal


GMB, the union for shipyard and defence workers, has called on politicians of all parties to "stop playing fast and loose" with members' jobs and get on with approving the construction of four…

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Mon 18th Jul, 2016 | 11:04am

Government Cannot Rely On Bank Of England To Manage Brexit Dangers

Bank of England - photo George Rex
Bank of England - photo George Rex
Commenting on the decision today by the Bank of England's Monetary Policy committee to hold interest rates, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:

"The Bank of England has pointed out some…

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Thu 14th Jul, 2016 | 7:00pm

Improving Technical Education Will Be Essential To Overcoming Brexit Challenges, Says TUC

Frances O'Grady
Frances O'Grady
Commenting on the publication today of the government's white paper in response to the recommendations of the Independent Panel on Technical Education, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:

"…

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Fri 8th Jul, 2016 | 4:58pm

Workers Should Not Pay The Price Of Brexit Says TUC

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photo - Images_of_Money
Commenting on the publication today (Thursday) of the OECD's latest employment outlook for the UK, which warns that Brexit will reduce growth and damage job creation, TUC General Secretary Frances…

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Thu 7th Jul, 2016 | 7:40pm

Government Must Back The Bank's Emergency Plans With Public Investment, Says TUC

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photo - Images_of_Money
Commenting on the Bank of England's Financial Stability Report, published today (Tuesday) which outlines heightened risks following the UK's vote to leave the EU, the TUC General Secretary Frances…

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Tue 5th Jul, 2016 | 4:10pm

TUC Backs CBI's Call For Certainty For EU Citizens In UK

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photo - Peter T
Commenting on the Confederation of British Industry's (CBI) call for certainty for migrant workers following the vote to leave the EU, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:

"EU citizens in…

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Wed 29th Jun, 2016 | 10:00pm

Three Million Part-Time Women Workers Excluded From Workplace Pensions

photo - Sascha Kohlmann
photo - Sascha Kohlmann
A TUC report published yesterday has found that as many as three million part-time women workers are excluded from workplace pensions.

The report Unfinished Business: Building a fresh consensus on…

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Tue 28th Jun, 2016 | 2:46pm

Unite The Union Statement On European Union Referendum Vote


In response to the vote by the people of the UK to vote to leave the European Union, Len McCluskey, the leader of the biggest union in the UK and Ireland, said:

"Our country now faces profound…

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Fri 24th Jun, 2016 | 10:01am

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