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Working People Must Not Pay The Price Of Leaving The EU, Says TUC
Responding to confirmation that the referendum has resulted in a vote to leave the European Union, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said: "The British people have made their views clear.…

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

One In Five Working Dads Miss Out On Paternity Pay

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Photo - minonda
New analysis published by the TUC reveals that one in five new fathers didn't qualify for paternity pay.

There are nearly 600,000 working dads around the UK who have had a child in the past 12…

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Tue 21st Jun, 2016 | 3:30pm

Leeds Bus Workers Set To Strike Over 'pitiful' Pay Offer

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photo - Sludge G
Over 1,000 bus workers employed by Frist Bus in Leeds will be taking part in a one day strike on Monday (13 June) after the highly profitable bus firm refused to improve a 'pitiful' pay offer.

Desc…

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Fri 10th Jun, 2016 | 4:37pm

Reaction To BHS Announcement


In response to the news today (2 June 2016) regarding BHS, Business Minister Anna Soubry said:

"Today's announcement that the administrators have been unable to find a buyer for the business will…

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Thu 2nd Jun, 2016 | 8:18pm

'Sharing Economy' Must Not Allow Exploitation Of Workers


Responding to the European Commission's publication today (Thursday) of guidelines for people earning through 'sharing economy' companies, such as Uber and Airbnb, TUC General Secretary Frances…

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Thu 2nd Jun, 2016 | 7:40pm

Thomas Cook Cabin Crew Enter Further Talks

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photo - Aero Icarus
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'…

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Wed 25th May, 2016 | 9:00pm

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

Unions And Employers Publicly Unite To Back Remain And Warn Of "Terrible Gamble"


The head of the TUC and the chief of Britain's manufacturing employers' organisation have joined together to warn that leaving the EU would be a "terrible gamble".

Frances O'Grady, General…

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Wed 22nd Jun, 2016 | 10:00pm

Let Football Fans Work Flexibly To Watch Euro 2016, Says TUC

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photo - crabchick
As Euro 2016 enters its first full week, the TUC is today (Monday) publishing new guidance for bosses whose staff want to watch games during their normal working hours.

The TUC suggests that…

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Mon 13th Jun, 2016 | 9:10am

Leave Campaigners Have Announced Plans To Scrap Workers' Rights, Says TUC


Commenting on the launch today of a campaign poster by the Labour Party, which warns voters that they will lose rights at work if the UK leaves the EU, TUC Deputy General Secretary Paul Nowak said:

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Tue 7th Jun, 2016 | 2:55pm

Reassurance Sought For DHL Drivers Facing The Fall-Out From BHS Collapse

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photo - Graham Richardson
Reassurances about job security are being urgently sought as hundreds of DHL drivers and warehouse staff, who deliver goods to BHS stores, face 'a very worrying time' following the final collapse…

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Thu 2nd Jun, 2016 | 8:14pm

Wages Would Be 38 A Week Lower Outside The EU, Says TUC Report

Wages will be £38 a week lower and manufacturing will fall into steep decline if Britain votes to leave the EU, according to a new report - Better Off In: working people and the case for…

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Wed 1st Jun, 2016 | 3:00pm

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

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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

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