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1.7M People Missing Out On Their Paid Holidays, Says TUC
New figures published today (Thursday) by the TUC indicate that 1,669,000 employees are missing out on their minimum legal entitlement to paid holidays. The TUC's analysis of unpublished figures…
photo - Nate Grigg

New Charity Shop Creates Work For Young People

Denise Gracia preparing the new YMCA White Rose charity shop for opening
Denise Gracia preparing the new YMCA White Rose charity shop for opening
MyPlace, Rotherham's most iconic youth centre, is about to become a go-to destination for bargain-hunters and vintage fashionistas.

South Yorkshire's premier venue for young people, the striking,…

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Thu 30th Jul, 2015 | 3:01pm

Detrimental Nestlé Pension Changes Should Be Put 'On Hold', Until Fund Is Valued


Changes to the Nestlé pension scheme that could mean that 7,600 workers losing thousands of pounds in retirement income should be put 'on hold' until a proper valuation of the scheme in December.

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Wed 29th Jul, 2015 | 9:00pm

More Funding Needed In Care Sector


GMB, the union for care staff, commented on the Open Letter to Chancellor of the Exchequer on National Living Wage from the UK Home Care Association.

Justin Bowden, GMB National Officer, said:
"Th…

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Tue 28th Jul, 2015 | 3:27pm

Women Reluctant To Complain About Pregnancy Discrimination

photo - Augie Schwer
photo - Augie Schwer
The current climate of job insecurity and the hiking of employment tribunal fees are adding to the reluctance of women in the workplace objecting to pregnancy discrimination, Unite, the country's…

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Fri 24th Jul, 2015 | 3:28pm

Leeds Students Engineer Double Award Win

L-R: Award winning engineering students Nathan Headington and Gareth Davies
L-R: Award winning engineering students Nathan Headington and Gareth Davies
Two Civil Engineering students from Leeds College of Building have won coveted awards at a national ceremony that recognises and rewards the very best students who are studying for BTEC…

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Tue 21st Jul, 2015 | 2:16pm

Universal Credit: Priorities For Action Published


The report published today identifies a number of important issues that need to be addressed to ensure the effective roll-out of the remainder of the Universal Credit programme.

Launching the…

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Tue 21st Jul, 2015 | 1:12pm

TUC Welcomes Pay Review Body Views


Commenting on the NHS Pay Review Body's recommendations today (Thursday) that unsocial hours pay is not a barrier to delivering a seven day service, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:

"We…

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Thu 16th Jul, 2015 | 5:04pm

Official Strike Data Show Government Plans For Trade Union Facebook Fines Are Excessive, Says TUC

Frances O'Grady
Frances O'Grady
Commenting on the publication today (Thursday) by the Office for National Statistics of annual data on industrial action, which show that the number of strikes in the UK remains at historic lows,…

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Thu 16th Jul, 2015 | 4:05pm

Unemployment Rise A Reminder That Recovery Cannot Be Taken For Granted, Says TUC


Commenting on the latest labour market statistics published on Wednesday, by the Office for National Statistics, which show rises in unemployment and the claimant count, TUC General Secretary…

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Thu 16th Jul, 2015 | 10:55am

New Legislation To Make Strike Laws Fair For Working People

photo - Ant Jackson
photo - Ant Jackson
Balanced package to ensure working people are not disrupted by strikes without mandates
A 50% turnout threshold to make sure strikes have clear support
Extra protection against disruption…

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Wed 15th Jul, 2015 | 12:01am

GMB Comment On Centrica Job Losses


GMB commented on the job losses announced this morning by Centrica.

Gary Smith GMB National Secretary for energy said, "This will be a day of deep concern across British Gas. GMB has a first class…

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Thu 30th Jul, 2015 | 12:25pm

Stop Sodexo Cheating Probation Staff


Probation unions GMB, Napo and UNISON are calling on multi-national company Sodexo to honour its own ethical charter and honour the redundancy terms which members are due as a result of the…

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Tue 28th Jul, 2015 | 3:32pm

300,000 More Women Seeking Work Than Men, Says TUC

More women than men looking for work - photo Sascha Kohlmann
More women than men looking for work - photo Sascha Kohlmann
New TUC analysis published today (Tuesday) of Labour Force Survey (LFS) data from the Office for National Statistics finds that the official figures used by government do not give the full picture…

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Tue 28th Jul, 2015 | 12:33pm

Government's Economic Plan Is Failing To Deliver Decent Pay Increases, Says TUC

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photo - rockindave1
Commenting on the publication today (Friday) of the latest data from pay analysts at XpertHR, which suggests that pay growth remains stuck below pre-recession levels at just two per cent, TUC…

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Fri 24th Jul, 2015 | 9:53am

Chancellor Borrowing Three And A Half Times More Than Expected

photo - Images_of_Money
photo - Images_of_Money
Commenting on figures from the Office for National Statistics published today (Tuesday) which show government borrowing of £25.1 billion in the financial year to date, TUC General Secretary…

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Tue 21st Jul, 2015 | 1:32pm

Tax Credit Cuts Are Cruel And Unnecessary, Says TUC

photo - Images_of_Money
photo - Images_of_Money
Commenting on the Welfare Reform and Work Bill, which receives its Second Reading in the House of Commons today (Monday), TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:

"The government has finally…

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Mon 20th Jul, 2015 | 10:00pm

Tata Steel Jobs Cut Announcement - Sheffield Chamber Comment


Commenting on today's (July 16) announcement that Tata Steel plans to cut 720 jobs, Richard Wright, Executive Director of Sheffield Chamber of Commerce, said:

"This announcement really underlines…

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Thu 16th Jul, 2015 | 4:55pm

Yorkshire Glass Workers Ballot For Strike Action

shattered glass - photo aubergene
shattered glass - photo aubergene
About 440 workers at Ardagh Glass in Barnsley are being balloted for strike action over unilateral changes to their pension scheme that could see them face 'pensioner poverty' with the loss of…

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Thu 16th Jul, 2015 | 11:05am

Trade Union Bill Will Shift The Balance Of Power In The Workplace, Warns TUC

photo - Chris Brown
photo - Chris Brown
Commenting on Wednesday's publication of the Trade Union Bill, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:

"This Bill is an unnecessary attack on workers' rights and civil liberties that will…

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Thu 16th Jul, 2015 | 10:35am

Closing Gender Pay Gap Is Vital, Says TUC

photo - Sascha Kohlmann
photo - Sascha Kohlmann
~~Responding to the announcement by the government today (Tuesday) that large firms could be forced to reveal the difference between the average earnings of male and female staff, TUC General…

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Tue 14th Jul, 2015 | 3:43pm

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