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The TUC welcomes the government's plan to introduce shared parental leave, but is calling for broader eligibility and better support for parents to overcome the very low levels of take-up predicted.
09 April 2013
Responding to new official statistics published today (Friday) which show that the number of unpaid carers has increased by 600,000 since 2001, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:
15 February 2013
TUC response to plans announced by the government today (Tuesday) to reform childcare provision.
29 January 2013
The Care to Learn grant was introduced in 2004 with the aim of narrowing education inequalities and encouraging more young mothers into education, employment and training. In 2008/09, 8,000 young parents claimed Care to Learn to enable them to continue their education. The Department for Education is consulting on cutting...
20 October 2011
Commenting on government plans to oppose the extension of fully paid maternity leave to 20 weeks at a meeting of the EU Employment Council (EPSCO) in Brussels today (Monday), TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:
06 December 2010
Commenting on the Women and Work Commission report published today (Wednesday), TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:
29 July 2009
Four out of ten single women in their 30s (39 per cent) do unpaid overtime at work – making them more likely to do unpaid overtime than any other group in the workforce.
22 February 2008
Welcoming the announcement today (Monday) that the government is going to crackdown on children's nurseries that are failing to pay their staff the National Minimum Wage, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said: “Quality childcare requires a well paid and valued workforce. The government has
03 July 2006
Finding good quality, affordable childcare can be one of the biggest challenges facing parents, but employers could be doing a lot more to lessen the hassle and ease the financial burden on employees, often at no great cost to themselves, says the TUC today (Monday).
30 January 2006
Despite a huge effort and massive investment from the Government, there are still not enough childcare places to go around, and parents lucky enough to find something suitable often end up paying a high price.
20 January 2004