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The TUC and CBI have today (Friday) marked the first anniversary of the government’s Traineeships programme by signing a joint statement of support for those wanting to take part in the scheme.
01 August 2014
Children England, along with many of their member organisations, and the TUC have published a new joint agreement today (Saturday) on the future of children’s services commissioning. The agreement – Declaration of Interdependence in Children’s Services – has been reached following concerns that the government’s narrow market-led approach to provision...
26 July 2014
Government cuts to Network Rail’s funding are putting the lives of both rail passengers and maintenance workers at risk, according to a report published today (Friday) by the TUC’s Action for Rail campaign.
25 July 2014
This is the latest Midladns TUC Newsletter
18 July 2014
The anger about unfair pay across the public sector was on display for everyone to see on July 10 when local government workers across the country held a one-day strike, with unions involved in other long running industrial campaigns also taking action. A large, colourful demonstration was held in Birmingham...
18 July 2014
GREENING THE WORKPLACE – BUILDING THE UNION EFFECT, 11 JULY 2014 Speech by Kay Carberry, TUC Assistant General Secretary Key points from the new Labour Research Department report for the TUC on the union effect in greening our workplaces. New rights for environmental reps.
15 July 2014
Commenting on the strike today (Thursday) by public sector workers TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Today’s well supported action shows just how angry public servants are at plans to lock them out of sharing in the recovery until at least 2018. Nearly half a million local government workers are...
10 July 2014
In a message to workers across the public sector on strike to defend pay and pensions today (Thursday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Across the public sector workers are on strike today to say enough is enough. Year after year pay has failed to keep up with the cost...
10 July 2014
Since the government took office, ministers have either frozen public sector pay or limited pay increases to well below the cost of living, leaving local government workers, NHS staff, teachers, firefighters, civil servants and other public servants on average £2,245 worse off in real terms, says the TUC today (Wednesday).
09 July 2014
Join us for a march and rally at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham on 28 September 2014, to help call for an economic recovery that works for all Britons, not just those right at the top. Midlands Needs A Payrise!
08 July 2014