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Too Many Graduates Stuck In Low-Paid Jobs, Says TUC
Commenting on the latest graduate employment figures published today (Thursday), which show that nearly one in three (32 per cent) graduates are doing non-graduate jobs, TUC General Secretary Frances…
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Ministers Should Focus On Productivity, Pay And Growth, Not Provoking Workers, Says TUC


Responding to comments made by Cabinet Office Minister Matthew Hancock on government plans in the case of future industrial action, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:

"Instead of bragging…

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Mon 29th Jun, 2015 | 9:00pm

Tax Credit Cuts Will Start Poverty Rising Again Warns TUC

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photo - Images_of-Money
Commenting on the latest Household Below Average Income data published today (Thursday) by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), which show that absolute poverty rates for adults and children…

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Thu 25th Jun, 2015 | 4:28pm

Cameron Must Not Negotiate Away The Rights Of British Workers, Says TUC


The TUC has today (Wednesday) written to David Cameron urging him not to jeopardise the rights of British workers in his bid to renegotiate Britain's membership of the EU.

In an open letter to…

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Wed 24th Jun, 2015 | 10:00pm

3.3 Million Families Face Axe


GMB is calling on Government to raise tax thresholds and insist that employers pay a living wage to compensate 3.3 million in work families in the UK who face cuts to the average of £123.90…

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Mon 22nd Jun, 2015 | 3:41pm

Welfare Reforms Will Consign Millions Of Working Families To Poverty, Warns TUC

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photo - Images_of_Money
Responding to the Prime Minister's speech on welfare in Runcorn today (Monday) TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:

"Today the government has smashed the myth that it is the party for…

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Mon 22nd Jun, 2015 | 3:16pm

Spike In Real Pay Growth May Well Be Short-Lived

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photo - TaxRebate.org.uk
Commenting on the latest ONS Labour market statistics, Mark Beatson, Chief Economist at the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, said:

"We're finally starting to see some…

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Fri 19th Jun, 2015 | 2:57pm

Government Borrowing Of 16.4 Billion

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photo - Tilemahos Efthimiadis
Commenting on the publication today (Friday) of figures showing government borrowing of £16.4 billion in the financial year to date, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:

"Instead of…

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Fri 19th Jun, 2015 | 2:33pm

TUC Welcomes New Apprenticeship Scheme In Growing Companies

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photo - Lee J Haywood
Commenting on the announcement today (Thursday) by the Secretary of State for Business and Skills of a new apprenticeships scheme with fast-growing small and medium companies, TUC General…

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Thu 18th Jun, 2015 | 2:55pm

Local Firm Offering New Apprenticeship Opportunities

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photo - NWABR
In the recent election campaign the subject of apprenticeships was a hot topic that featured prominently in all party manifestos. As victor the Conservatives have pledged to create 3 million new…

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Thu 18th Jun, 2015 | 11:45am

High Underemployment Means Full Jobs Recovery Is Still A Long Way Off, Says TUC

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photo - photologue_np
TUC analysis published today (Tuesday) has found that underemployment - people who have fewer hours of work than they want - remains nearly a million higher than before the financial crisis.

The…

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Tue 16th Jun, 2015 | 10:21am

Chancellor's Productivity Failure Is Holding Back Pay Growth, Says TUC

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photo - William Warby
Commenting on the publication today (Friday) of the latest data from pay analysts at XpertHR, which suggests that pay growth is stuck below pre-recession levels at just two per cent, TUC General…

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Fri 26th Jun, 2015 | 10:54am

Productivity Failure Has Left Workers 100 A Week Worse Off, Says TUC

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photo - TaxCredits.net
New research published today (Thursday) as part of the TUC's pre-Budget Statement finds that if average earnings had grown in recent years at the same rate as before the financial crisis, they…

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Thu 25th Jun, 2015 | 8:47am

Indesit Drivers Vote On Industrial Action


The delivery of thousands of 'white goods', from fridge freezers to kettles, could be severely disrupted, if more than 200 drivers and warehouse staff at Indesit UK Ltd take industrial action.

The…

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Tue 23rd Jun, 2015 | 4:33pm

Hardship And Uncertainty For Millions, Says Unite

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photo - Images_of_Money
Unite, the country's largest union, warned that David Cameron's speech in Runcorn today (Monday 22 June), is short on detail but will create a great deal of anxiety among working people.

The…

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Mon 22nd Jun, 2015 | 3:29pm

Unite's Tata Steel Workers Suspend Strike


A planned strike by workers at Tata Steel, including 6,000 from Unite, the country's largest union, has been suspended after a new offer was made over pensions (Friday 19 June).

Members of Unite,…

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Sat 20th Jun, 2015 | 11:28am

EU States Should Say No To Cameron


GMB is preparing to call on other EU member states not to accede to the Tory/ CBI demand to get rid of parts of the Working Time Directive and of the Agency Workers Directive in the UK as part of…

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Fri 19th Jun, 2015 | 2:49pm

Real Wage Growth Highest In 7 Years


Annual real wage growth is now at 2.7% - the highest it has been since 2007.

In further proof that the jobs market is continuing to grow, there are over 2.4 million more people working in the…

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Fri 19th Jun, 2015 | 8:00am

Full Jobs Recovery Requires Better Quality Employment, Says TUC


Commenting on the latest labour market statistics published (Wednesday), by the Office for National Statistics, which show that youth unemployment and underemployment remain above pre-recession…

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Thu 18th Jun, 2015 | 12:11pm

The European Parliament President Must Warn Cameron Off Attack On Workers' Rights, Says TUC

Frances O'Grady
Frances O'Grady
TUC General Secretary, Frances O'Grady, will raise concerns about the prospect of an EU stripped of workers' rights in her meeting today (Wednesday) with the President of the European Parliament,…

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Wed 17th Jun, 2015 | 8:46am

TUC Condemns Decision To Drop Orgreave Probe

coal miner - photo Simon Harrod
coal miner - photo Simon Harrod
The TUC has today (Friday) condemned the decision by the Independent Police Complaints Commission to drop an investigation into policing of picket lines at the Orgreave Coking Plant in 1984.

Almost…

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Fri 12th Jun, 2015 | 2:04pm

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