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New official figures published today (Wednesday) by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that the real value of weekly earnings fell by 1.6 per cent over the last year. TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Ordinary households are not sharing in the recovery and the recession in their wages...
19 November 2014
Commenting on the latest inflation figures published today (Tuesday) by the Office for National Statistics, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The first signs of progress on real wages have already been stopped in their tracks. Weak demand remains the big problem facing the British economy. “With inflation predicted to...
18 November 2014
A briefing on the Treasury's claims about recent trends in employment and skills
11 November 2014
Unions involved in the TUC-led All Together for the NHS campaign are backing a Bill sponsored by Clive Efford MP that will put patients’ needs before private profits and protect health services from privatisation. The National Health Services (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill, published today (Friday), will have its Second...
07 November 2014
Making Work Pay? What role can the welfare state play in raising living standards? A half-day free conference to be held at Congress House at 1.30-4.30pm on 8th December. Lunch available from 12.30 and the conference will be followed by a drinks reception.
31 October 2014
Commenting on the announcement today (Monday) that Sports Direct will make changes for staff on zero hours contracts, following legal action, the TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “It is good that Sports Direct will now be more open about what a bad deal zero hours contracts can be for...
27 October 2014
Commenting on research published today (Sunday) by the Resolution Foundation that shows the proportion of employees in low-paid work has increased and now stands at just over five million people, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Last weekend 90,000 joined our march to call for a pay rise for workers...
26 October 2014
Commenting on the latest GDP figures published today (Friday) by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “It’s a tale of two economies – a few people at the top are thriving, but most workers’ wages are still in decline. “This kind of growth is...
24 October 2014
Responding to Office for National Statistics data published today (Tuesday), showing the deficit growing because wages and income tax receipts are stagnating, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “It’s time for George Osborne to admit he got his strategy wrong. Today’s figures show the deficit getting bigger as tax revenues...
21 October 2014
Commenting on today’s (Monday) report by the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission which warns that the UK’s poorest are being left behind, the TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The report rightly highlights that in-work poverty is a significant and growing problem in the UK. It makes clear that...
20 October 2014

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