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CBI Responds To Women On Boards Report
The CBI has responded to the latest Cranfield University women on boards report. Katja Hall, CBI Deputy-Director General, said: "These figures show that Lord Davies' voluntary approach to…
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Aviva Takeover Of Friends Life Must Not Be Merely A Staff Cutting Exercise


Unite, the country's largest union, has warned Aviva against job cuts as the takeover of Friends Life is confirmed today (Thursday 26 March). Unite is anxious that the erosion of terms and…

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Thu 26th Mar, 2015 | 3:43pm

Milk Delivery Drivers Strike


The ball is very much now in Arla's court and unions are ready for constructive talks at any time says GMB.

Milk supplies to North of England supermarkets of Tesco, Aldi, Morrison and ASDA face…

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Tue 24th Mar, 2015 | 5:41pm

Public Borrowing Figures Prove Osborne's Economic Plan Has Failed, Says TUC

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photo - Jo.sau
Commenting on the publication today (Friday) by the Office for National Statistics of the latest public sector borrowing figures, which suggest the deficit will be nearly three times larger than…

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Fri 20th Mar, 2015 | 8:59pm

Decent Wage Growth Still Not On The Horizon, Says TUC


Commenting on the publication today (Friday) of the latest data from pay analysts at XpertHR, which suggests talk of decent wage growth is premature, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:

"Mo…

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Fri 20th Mar, 2015 | 8:50pm

New National Minimum Wage Rates Announced

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photo - William Warby
From Thursday 1 October 2015, the adult rate of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) will rise by 20 pence from £6.50 to £6.70 per hour, as recommended by the Low Pay Commission (LPC) in…

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Tue 17th Mar, 2015 | 9:29am

Domestic Worker 'Suffragettes' Demonstrate As Modern Slavery Bill Amendment Debated


Domestic workers donning suffragette costume will stage a demonstration outside parliament tomorrow (Tuesday 17 March), as MPs debate the crunch amendment to the Modern Slavery bill which…

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Mon 16th Mar, 2015 | 8:24pm

Unite Develops Apprenticeships To Secure Paper And Print Industry


Britain's biggest union, Unite, has joined forces with employers to create a new industry standard apprenticeship for paper and print.

The development, which comes during National Apprenticeship…

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Sat 14th Mar, 2015 | 12:18pm

TUC Warns Of Low-Paid Jobs Recovery For Women

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photo - Alpha
Around half of the net growth in female employment in 2014 came from women moving in to lower-paid part-time jobs, according to new analysis published by the TUC today (Monday) ahead of its annual…

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Mon 9th Mar, 2015 | 1:41pm

Domestic Workers Honour Suffragettes To Highlight Modern Day Quest For Equality


Domestic workers will re-enact being suffragettes outside parliament on Sunday (8 March) to highlight the modern quest for equality on International Women's Day (IWD).

The initiative will be…

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Fri 6th Mar, 2015 | 2:49pm

Barclay's Boss Earns In One Year What It Would Take Minimum Wage Earner 465 Years, Says TUC


Commenting on today's (Tuesday) announcement by Barclay's Bank on bonuses, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:

"Profits have fallen at Barclay's Bank and they have had to make huge…

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Tue 3rd Mar, 2015 | 12:16pm

Government Must Resolve Long-Term Problems For UK Coal Industry, Says TUC

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photo - oatsy40
Responding to today's (Thursday) announcement on the future of the UK Coal mines, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:

"Immediate help for UK Coal workers and their families is welcome, but…

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Thu 26th Mar, 2015 | 3:00pm

Deflation Threat Makes Chancellor's Extreme Cuts Look Like Economic Suicide, Says TUC

Frances O'Grady
Frances O'Grady
Commenting on the latest inflation figures published today (Tuesday), which show Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation now at zero per cent, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:

"Zero…

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Tue 24th Mar, 2015 | 11:41am

Len McCluskey Speech

Len McCluskey
Len McCluskey
The country's biggest union is preparing for a future Tory government to destroy the remaining freedoms of UK workers, the leader of the country's biggest union warned.

In a major speech to the…

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Fri 20th Mar, 2015 | 8:54pm

Wages Are Stuck In The Slow Lane, Says TUC

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photo - TaxCredits
Commenting on the latest labour market statistics published today (Wednesday) by the Office for National Statistics, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:

"Wages are stuck in the slow lane…

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Wed 18th Mar, 2015 | 3:54pm

Minimum Wage Workers Will Be Hit By Chancellor's Cuts, Says TUC

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photo - rockindave1
Commenting on the announcement today (Tuesday) by the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of the new rates of the minimum wage that will apply from October 2015, TUC General Secretary Frances…

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Tue 17th Mar, 2015 | 9:28am

Eight In Ten Organisations Now Employ At Least One Young Person

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photo - Dan Foy
The number of organisations who employ young people (aged 16-24) has risen to almost eight in ten (79%), compared to less than three quarters (73%) last year. New data from the CIPD, the…

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Sat 14th Mar, 2015 | 7:02pm

Government Must Act On MPs' Warning That Savers Will Be "Ripped Off", Says TUC


Commenting on the publication today (Tuesday) by the Work and Pensions Committee of a report on the new pension flexibilities that commence in April 2015, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady…

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Tue 10th Mar, 2015 | 1:41pm

Unite Condemns Parcelforce Over Failure To Deliver On Pay

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photo - Graham Richardson
Britain's biggest union, Unite, is warning Parcelforce it risks sparking industrial action after management went ahead with a pay deal which had been overwhelmingly rejected by union members.

As…

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Fri 6th Mar, 2015 | 2:58pm

Pensions Changes Risk Savers Being Ripped-Off, Says TUC


Commenting on the launch today of the Which? Better Pensions campaign, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:

"As the valuable research from Which? shows, millions of people could lose…

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Fri 6th Mar, 2015 | 2:08pm

NHS England Pay Offer Accepted



Strike action on 29th January in England was called off to allow members to consider the new offer which does not apply to Northern Ireland where the dispute continues says GMB.

GMB members in…

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Tue 3rd Mar, 2015 | 12:09pm

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