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Pension Industry Report Highlights Need To Build On Auto-Enrolment, Says TUC


Commenting on the publication today (Thursday) of a report by the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association, which notes the success of auto-enrolment but highlights the need to increase…

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Thu 24th Nov, 2016 | 11:09am

Chancellor's Statement Offers Little For Those Fed Up With Losing Out, Says Unite

Philip Hammond MP
Philip Hammond MP
Chancellor Philip Hammond has failed to throw a lifeline to those on low wages or to demonstrate that this government will lay the solid economic foundations needed for a successful Brexit, Unite…

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Wed 23rd Nov, 2016 | 4:02pm

Disability-Related Sickness Absence Is Biggest Workplace Issue For Union Equality Reps

photo - access magazine
photo - access magazine
Nearly two-thirds (65%) of the union reps responding to the TUC's 2016 Equality Audit said that disability-related sickness absence was the number one equality issue they dealt with at work. The…

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Tue 22nd Nov, 2016 | 6:42pm

Inflation Remains A Threat To Living Standards, Says TUC

photo - Tax Credits
photo - Tax Credits
Commenting on the latest inflation figures published by the Office for National Statistics, which show Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation at 0.9% in October, TUC General Secretary Frances…

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Wed 16th Nov, 2016 | 4:54pm

Discrimination At Work Allowed To "Flourish Unchecked"

photo - 8mm & Other Stuff
photo - 8mm & Other Stuff
TUC condemns steep fees which allow bad bosses to get away with discrimination and unfair treatment.

New figures published by the TUC today (Friday) show that the number of working people…

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Fri 4th Nov, 2016 | 3:26pm

Firefighter Job Cuts Mean Less Fire Prevention And More Death


A dramatic decline in the amount of fire prevention work that fire and rescue services perform is putting lives at risk, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has said, as new figures show that 10,000…

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Thu 3rd Nov, 2016 | 8:00am

Weaker Growth Warning Shows Public Investment Needed In Autumn Statement, Says TUC

photo - Howard Lake
photo - Howard Lake
Commenting on today's (Wednesday) warning from the CBI that growth will fall next year due to uncertainty over Brexit, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:

"A fall in growth would leave…

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Wed 2nd Nov, 2016 | 9:21am

Number Of People Working Night Shifts Is Rising

The city at night - photo Andy Wilkes
The city at night - photo Andy Wilkes
As the clocks go back to mark the beginning of British Winter time, the TUC is today (Saturday) urging people to spare a thought for the millions of UK workers who regularly work through the night.

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Sat 29th Oct, 2016 | 12:56pm

Unite Plan To Set Up 'Bogus Self-Employment' Unit


Britain's largest union, Unite announced it would be setting up a special 'bogus self-employment' unit to pursue employers who were shamelessly dodging their responsibilities by classifying…

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Sat 29th Oct, 2016 | 12:23pm

TUC Worried By Rise In The Number Of People Paid Below The Minimum Wage

photo - Stuart Pilbrow
photo - Stuart Pilbrow
Commenting on the latest annual pay statistics published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), which show 362,000 people were paid below the minimum wage in 2016 - a 73% increase from the…

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Thu 27th Oct, 2016 | 4:27pm

National Living Wage And National Minimum Wage Rates To Increase

photo - William Warby
photo - William Warby
The Low Pay Commission (LPC), the body that advises the Government on the level of the minimum wage, today welcomed the acceptance of its recommendations for the rates to apply from April 2017.…

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Wed 23rd Nov, 2016 | 4:07pm

TUC Hits Out At Government Inaction To Stimulate Wages


Commenting on today's Autumn Statement, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:

"Today's OBR forecast shows that the average annual wage will be £1,000 lower in 2020 than predicted at…

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Wed 23rd Nov, 2016 | 3:56pm

Weakest Growth In Real Wages Since Early 2015

photo - Images Money
photo - Images Money
Commenting on the latest labour market data published today (Wednesday) by the Office for National Statistics, which show pay rising by 2.4%, but higher inflation bringing real wages increases…

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Wed 16th Nov, 2016 | 7:40pm

West Yorkshire Bus Drivers To Strike Over Pay And Safety

photo - Clive A Brown
photo - Clive A Brown
Over 850 Arriva bus drivers operating out of five depots across West Yorkshire will be taking part in a 24-hour strike on Monday 14 November in a dispute over pay and shifts which see them being…

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Wed 9th Nov, 2016 | 3:59pm

Bank's Warning Means Government Action Needed To Prevent Wage Squeeze, Says TUC

photo - David Jones
photo - David Jones
Commenting on today's (Thursday) warning from the Bank of England of higher inflation and lower wages, following the fall in value of the pound, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:

"The…

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Thu 3rd Nov, 2016 | 2:42pm

Ucatt To Join Unite To Form One Powerful Union For The Construction Industry

photo - Mikey
photo - Mikey
Construction workers will have one powerful union voice on their side fighting for them from 1 January 2017, it was announced today (Wednesday 2 November) as members of Ucatt voted by 85.5 per…

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Wed 2nd Nov, 2016 | 12:47pm

Unions Comment On The Orgreave Decision

photo - Diego Sideburns
photo - Diego Sideburns
The home secretary Amber Rudd was accused of 'shamelessly slamming the door on the truth' by Len McCluskey the leader of Britain's largest union Unite, after she refused to order an inquiry into…

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Mon 31st Oct, 2016 | 4:40pm

Uber Case Has Exposed 'Dark Side' Of The UK's Labour Market, Says TUC


Commenting on the employment tribunal decision on Uber, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:

"The GMB deserve huge credit for a shining light on conditions at Uber and winning this landmark…

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Sat 29th Oct, 2016 | 12:49pm

The Gender Pay Gap Is Closing At "A Snail's Pace", Warns TUC

photo - Victor 1558
photo - Victor 1558
Commenting on the latest annual pay statistics published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) - which show that the full-time median gender pay gap has fallen by 0.2 percentage points to…

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Thu 27th Oct, 2016 | 4:39pm

Post Office Managers To Strike On 31 October Over Closure Of Pension Fund

photo - Sludge G
photo - Sludge G
The 'pig-headed' failure of Post Office bosses to hold constructive talks over the closure of the defined salary pension scheme has prompted more than 730 managers to stage a second 24-hour strike…

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Tue 25th Oct, 2016 | 2:37pm

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