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The Labour shadow energy Minister Tom Greatrex MP was the keynote speaker, focusing on the rights and responsibilities of trade union reps in building sustainable workplaces. We launched new findings from the Labour Research Department’s study of the “union effect” on greening the workplace . It was our 10th annual...
21 July 2014
‘Democracy in the Workplace: Strengthening Information and Consultation’ is part of a wider TUC policy theme designed to give workers a say in how their companies are run. In theory, the Information and Consultation of Employees (ICE) regulations already give a workers perspective on major changes affecting the company. In...
17 July 2014
The TUC publication launch of ‘Beyond Shareholder Value – the reasons and choices for corporate governance reform’ jointly edited by Janet Williamson of the TUC, Ciaran Driver of SOAS and Peter Kenway of the New Policy Institute took place on 8th July 2014. Chaired by TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady...
16 July 2014
​The TUC book Beyond Shareholder Value: the reasons and choices for corporate governance reform is a collection of essays by authors from the City, politics, unions and academia, making the case for reforming the UK’s corporate governance system, which many believe is letting down businesses and the wider economy. The...
09 July 2014
The second Orion report on energy intensive industries in 2014. It's a Post-Budget 2014 Review, which went back to all the case studies participating in the first report on the state of play in these industries. It concluded that despite the policy improvements in the Chancellor's Budget, “these measures do...
10 June 2014
The latest TUC economic quarterly report provides an analysis of UK economic and labour market developments over recent months, and includes an extended feature on self-employment. In this issue we find • GDP growth has been strong since the start of 2013. • But GDP per capita is less impressive...
06 June 2014
This is a web annex to the Touchstone Extra pamphlet, Equitable Full Employment, which you can find at
30 May 2014
Responding to the latest labour market figures published today (Wednesday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
16 April 2014
Self-employment accounts for 44 per cent of the net rise in employment since mid- 2010, with pensioners, part-time workers and ‘odd-jobbers’ the fastest growing groups of Britain’s new self-employed workforce, the TUC says today (Monday) ahead of the latest employment figures published later this week.
14 April 2014
One in four women do not earn enough to benefit from the latest rise in the income tax personal allowance, which increases from £9,440 to £10,000 this Sunday (6 April), according to a new report published today (Thursday) by the TUC.
03 April 2014