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Further Heathrow Extension Delay Will 'Harm The Whole UK'
Trade unions have called on Theresa May to prove her commitment to industry and growth by giving the go-ahead to a new Heathrow runway when parliament returns a week from now. The TUC, and trade…
Heathrow Airport from the air - photo Matt Hancock

Mulholland Praises Local Businesses As 350 Apprentices Hired


Leeds North West MP Greg Mulholland has praised local businesses after official figures showed 350 new apprenticeships had been created across the constituency in the last year.

Figures released…

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Mon 22nd Aug, 2016 | 4:18pm

Unemployment Rate Remains At 10-year Low


The employment rate in the UK is now at a record high of 74.5% and the unemployment rate is at its lowest level in over 10 years at 4.9%.

The Office for National Statistics confirmed today that…

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Wed 17th Aug, 2016 | 9:49am

Rail Fares Have Risen Twice As Fast As Wages Since 2010, Finds TUC


Rail fares have increased at double the speed of wages since 2010, according to new analysis released today (Tuesday) by the TUC and the rail unions' Action for Rail campaign.

The analysis shows…

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Tue 16th Aug, 2016 | 3:30pm

There Must Be No Place To Hide For Bosses Ducking The Minimum Wage, Says TUC

photo - William Warby
photo - William Warby
Commenting on today's (Thursday) government publication of a list "naming and shaming" nearly 200 employers who have failed to pay their workers the National Minimum Wage, TUC General Secretary…

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Thu 11th Aug, 2016 | 2:55pm

'Fat Cat' Pay For Post Office Bosses

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photo - Global Panorama
The Post Office, under fire for the parlous state of its finances, has been accused of 'sneaking out' its annual accounts, which highlight the over-generous pay of top bosses.

Unite, the country's…

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Fri 5th Aug, 2016 | 5:17pm

Raise Pay To Keep Strikes At Record Low Levels, Says TUC

photo - Howard Lake
photo - Howard Lake
81,000 workers went on strike in 2015 - the lowest ever number since records began in 1893, according to ONS data released this week.

The figures show that there were 106 strikes in 2015 - less…

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Wed 3rd Aug, 2016 | 3:10pm

Employees Feel Pessimistic After Brexit Vote

people going to work - photo Ant Jackson
people going to work - photo Ant Jackson
Employees in the UK are feeling pessimistic about the future because of the vote to leave the EU, a survey by the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, reveals.

The survey…

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Mon 1st Aug, 2016 | 5:16pm

Lloyds Accused Of Cutting 'Too Far Too Fast'


Britain's largest union, Unite, called on Lloyds Banking Group to give a no compulsory redundancy guarantee today (Thursday 28 July) as the banking group announced a further 3,000 job losses and…

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Thu 28th Jul, 2016 | 3:15pm

5 Tests The Prime Minister Must Meet Before Triggering Article 50


The TUC has published five tests calling on the government to apply before triggering Article 50 to take the UK out of the European Union.

These tests will make sure that working people do not…

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Wed 27th Jul, 2016 | 9:30am

Leeds Bus Strike Suspended As 1,000 Workers Vote On A New Pay Deal

photo - Sludge G
photo - Sludge G
Leeds bus workers, who have suspended their all-out strike due to have started tomorrow (Tuesday 26 July), will be voting on a new improved two-year pay deal over the next fortnight.

Unite, the…

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Mon 25th Jul, 2016 | 4:40pm

Government Must Invest To Keep Unemployment Down

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photo - cbi
The latest ONS labour market data for the three months to June 2016, showed that employment rose 172,000 and unemployment fell by 52,000.

Commenting on the release of ONS labour market figures,…

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Thu 18th Aug, 2016 | 4:00pm

Workers Agree To Nestle Pensions' Deal

photo - Nestlé
photo - Nestlé
It is important that members voted overwhelming in favour of the agreement which will safeguard their deferred pay for years to come says GMB

An agreement covering 7,600 UK employees of food and…

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Tue 16th Aug, 2016 | 4:15pm

Inflation Figure Is A Reminder Of Need For Urgent Action To Protect Jobs, Says TUC


Commenting on the latest inflation figures published today (Tuesday), which show Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation up to 0.6% in July from 0.5% in June, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady…

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Tue 16th Aug, 2016 | 2:51pm

TUC Challenges Surge In Racist Abuse Following EU Vote

photo - Peter T
photo - Peter T
Unions, employers and the government must redouble efforts to tackle the increase in racism following the vote to leave the EU, according to a new TUC report released today (Monday).

The UK has…

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Mon 8th Aug, 2016 | 1:45pm

TUC Calls For Immediate Action To Manage Migration Better

photo - LaserGuided
photo - LaserGuided
The TUC has today (Thursday) published Managing migration better for Britain: what the government should be doing now, which proposes practical policies to address the concerns expressed by many…

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Thu 4th Aug, 2016 | 2:22pm

Unite Calls For Post Office Financial Probe By New Business Secretary

photo - Sludge G
photo - Sludge G
The new business secretary Greg Clark is being asked why the Post Office is in such a parlous financial state, as managers gear up for a strike ballot over detrimental changes to their pension…

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Wed 3rd Aug, 2016 | 2:05pm

Manufacturing Slump Another Sign Of Urgent Need For Public Investment


Commenting on the publication today (Monday) of manufacturing survey data from Markit, which show a fall in manufacturing activity and an increase in job losses in the sector, TUC General…

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Mon 1st Aug, 2016 | 3:54pm

UK Workers Experienced Sharpest Wage Fall

photo - OTA photos
photo - OTA photos
UK workers have suffered the biggest fall in real wages among leading OECD countries, according to new analysis published today (Wednesday) by the TUC.

The analysis shows that between 2007 and…

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Wed 27th Jul, 2016 | 12:00pm

Brexit Causing Job Security Fears, CIPD Survey Shows

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photo - photologue_np
The UK's decision to leave the EU has left many employees feeling vulnerable about their job security, a new CIPD survey has revealed.

In response to the CIPD/People Management survey, 36% of…

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Tue 26th Jul, 2016 | 8:10am

Strike Action In Leeds Suspended

photo - Wakefield & Beyond Transport
photo - Wakefield & Beyond Transport
First West Yorkshire are pleased to confirm that following constructive talks held today between the company and Unite representatives, the continuous strike action planned from Tuesday 26 July…

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Fri 22nd Jul, 2016 | 6:00pm

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