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An ambitious roll-out of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology in Scotland would generate a large number of jobs and create a market worth £15-35bn by 2030, says the TUC and the Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA).
27 January 2015
TUC shale gas briefing: Fracking and workers’ health and safety issues Many of the safety issues relating to hydraulic fracking for shale gas are the same as for any gas extraction. However there are key differences, for example, in the UK, most gas extraction has been off-shore while it is...
20 January 2015
The future of local authority services in England are under threat from a growing funding crisis, with significant cuts already being made to statutory adult care and children’s services, according to new analysis published today (Friday) by the TUC and the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES). The report Austerity...
16 January 2015
This report is based on research by the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES), commissioned by the TUC. The research explores the impact of austerity in England, focusing upon how changes in publically funded services affect both people and places across the country, now and in the years to come.
16 January 2015
Responding to manifesto proposals announced tonight (Friday) by the Conservative Party on thresholds for public sector strike ballots, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The Conservatives know that this threshold will effectively end the right to strike in the public sector. No democracy elsewhere in the world has this kind...
09 January 2015
As many people prepare for their first day back to work after the Christmas break, rail campaigners are today (Friday) warning that commuters on the UK’s privatised railways could be spending more than twice as much of their salary on rail travel than passengers on publicly-owned railways in France, Germany,...
02 January 2015
Commenting on the British Medical Journal’s report today (Wednesday) that one third of NHS contracts have gone to private sector providers, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Privatisation is a real and growing threat to our NHS.
10 December 2014
Commenting on the 24-hour strike which will see firefighters in England walk out from 9am today (Tuesday) in their ongoing dispute with the government over forced changes to their pensions, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “It’s disappointing that ministers have not been able to agree a pensions deal with...
09 December 2014
The Chancellor’s announcement of an extra £2bn for the NHS in today’s Autumn Statement is a panicked response to four years of under-funding and makes a mockery of the government’s claim to have protected the health service from spending cuts, says the TUC.
03 December 2014
The Midlands TUC has reacted with anger and fury at the revelation that five Midlands companies have been named and shamed by the Government for failing to pay its workers the National Minimum Wage.
02 December 2014

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