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Young Workers Must Be Bumped Up To Full Adult Minimum Wage Rate, Says TUC
Commenting on the today's (Saturday) increase in the national minimum wage for workers under 25, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said: "Today's increase will be welcome news for young workers,…
photo - William Warby

Young Workers Set For Pay Increase Thanks To Increase In National Minimum Wage

photo - William Warby
photo - William Warby
Young workers earning the National Minimum Wage are set to receive a pay rise of up to £450 a year from today (1 October 2016).

almost 270,000 of the UK's lowest paid workers to benefit…

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Sat 1st Oct, 2016 | 8:30am

Unite Welcomes Labour's Commitment To Tackle Poverty Pay

photo - Howard Lake
photo - Howard Lake
Britain's largest union, Unite welcomed today's (Monday 26 September) commitment from the shadow chancellor John McDonnell, that a Labour government would address poverty pay by putting a real…

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Mon 26th Sep, 2016 | 7:01pm

Unions Welcome Sports Direct's Change Of Heart To Hold An Independent Review


Britain's largest union, Unite and Trade Union Share Owners (TUSO) welcomed today's (Tuesday 20 September) announcement by Sports Direct to hold an independent review into working practices and…

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Tue 20th Sep, 2016 | 4:32pm

Public Wants Zero Hours Contracts Banned


More than six in 10 UK people (64 per cent) want zero hours contracts banned a new poll reveals as it is also confirmed that most people (53 per cent) also feel that there are too few decent jobs…

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Sat 17th Sep, 2016 | 7:10pm

Unite Warns Against Complacency Over Unemployment Figures


Britain's largest union, Unite cautioned against complacency over today's (Wednesday 14 September) labour market figures warning that for millions the nature of work was becoming increasingly…

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Wed 14th Sep, 2016 | 6:09pm

Ongoing Low Inflation Signals Need For Urgent Action

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photo - Images_of_Money
Commenting on the latest inflation figures published today (Tuesday), which show Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation in August unchanged at 0.6%, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:

"The…

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Tue 13th Sep, 2016 | 5:59pm

TUC Welcomes End To Zero-Hours Contracts At Wetherspoons

photo - Gordon Joly
photo - Gordon Joly
Commenting on reports that the Wetherspoons pub chain is to replace zero-hours contracts with contracts that provide guaranteed minimum hours of work, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:

"T…

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Mon 12th Sep, 2016 | 9:00pm

Zero-hours Contracts Have Become An Easy Way To Employ Staff On The Cheap


Commenting on figures published by the Office for National Statistics, which show that the number of people on zero-hours contracts has increased by 21% over the last year, TUC General Secretary…

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Sat 10th Sep, 2016 | 8:04pm

Comments On Sports Direct By The TUC And Youth Fight For Jobs


Commenting on a report into Sports Direct's employment practices by its law firm published today (Tuesday), TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:

"An apology is always a good start, but this…

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Tue 6th Sep, 2016 | 5:01pm

Are We All Working Longer?

photo- Susan Sermoneta
photo- Susan Sermoneta
Around one in eight (12%) men and women are forced to stop working before state pension age due to ill-health or disability, according to TUC research published today (Monday).

The TUC report -…

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Mon 5th Sep, 2016 | 11:15am

Prime Minister Must Guarantee Workers That Their Rights Are Safe After Brexit, Says TUC

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photo - Ivan Lian
100 days after the vote to leave the EU, the TUC is today (Friday) calling on Theresa May to assure working people she will protect their rights that are currently guaranteed by the EU, and will…

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Fri 30th Sep, 2016 | 8:45am

Pension Enrolment Up But Adequacy Still Needs Addressing Urgently, Says TUC


Commenting on new figures published today (Thursday) by the Office for National Statistics, which show a record high membership in occupational pensions since the data was first published in 2008,…

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Thu 22nd Sep, 2016 | 10:32am

GMB Calls On Government To Announce Go-Ahead For Heathrow 3rd Runway

photo - Hugh Llewellyn
photo - Hugh Llewellyn
GMB, the union for workers in the aviation industry, commented on the proposal by Heathrow Hub to increase the Northern runway and split it in half which could lead to a potential saving of…

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Tue 20th Sep, 2016 | 4:03pm

Fire Service In Crisis As 10,000 Firefighter Jobs Axed


Alarming new figures reveal that 10,000 firefighter jobs have been lost in the past six years, plunging the fire and rescue service into its worst state of crisis in decades.

In a parliamentary…

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Wed 14th Sep, 2016 | 7:00pm

Slowdown In Wage Growth Is 'Cause For Concern', Says TUC


Commenting on the ONS labour market figures released today (Wednesday), which show that unemployment fell by 39,000 to 1.63 million over the last quarter, and average weekly earnings (excluding…

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Wed 14th Sep, 2016 | 5:03pm

GMB Calls On Government To Give Go Ahead To Third Runway At Heathrow

photo - Hugh Llewellyn
photo - Hugh Llewellyn
The steel required to build this major project would be a much needed boost for the UK steel industry says GMB

GMB, the union for workers in the aviation and steel industry, has called on the…

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Mon 12th Sep, 2016 | 9:44pm

Post Office Managers To Strike For 24 Hours On 15 September

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photo - Sludge G
Post Office managers, members of Unite, the country's largest union, will be striking for 24 hours on Thursday 15 September in the dispute over pensions, job losses and the franchising of Crown…

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Sat 10th Sep, 2016 | 11:35pm

Getting Unions Into More Workplaces Will Reduce Poverty, Says TUC

photo - William Warby
photo - William Warby
Commenting on today's (Tuesday) report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, which sets out a national strategy to reduce poverty, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said

"Today's report makes…

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Tue 6th Sep, 2016 | 5:10pm

Unite Responds To Sports Direct Working Practices Report


Responding to the publication of the RPC report into working practices at Sports Direct, Unite assistant general secretary Steve Turner said:
"We welcome the commitment by the Sports Direct board…

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Tue 6th Sep, 2016 | 4:45pm

Mothers With Young Children Less Likely To Be In Work Than Fathers

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photo - Ian
Women with young children are nearly a third less likely to be in work than men with children of the same age, according to new TUC analysis published today (Friday).

The TUC found that on average…

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Fri 2nd Sep, 2016 | 8:51am

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