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Commenting on today’s (Monday) announcement that the government is to sell off its 40 per cent stake in Eurostar, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Eurostar has thrived under public ownership, returning millions in profits each year to the Treasury. However, now it too has become a victim of the...
13 October 2014
Responding to announcements made today (Monday) at the Liberal Democrat Conference by Vince Cable on increasing the minimum wage for apprenticeships and addressing employment contract abuse, the TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “This is the right thing to do for both young workers and the economy and will help...
06 October 2014
The TUC has given written evidence for the consultation on implementing new GCSEs in English and maths into post-16 education. The response from the TUC concentrates on the impact of the changes to post-19 adult learning. The TUC supports the overall aspiration of raising literacy and numeracy skills levels and...
02 October 2014
This is the TUC submission to the BIS consultation on proposals to expand the existing “24+ Advanced Learning Loans” to more learners by extending the requirement to take out a loan to people aged 19-23 and also to Level 2 qualifications. The TUC’s view is that it would be highly...
02 October 2014
The government recently consulted on linking Traineeship funding to the achievement of outcomes. The TUC is supportive of funding reforms which will increase the likelihood of Traineeships leading to secure , fairly paid employment for young people. The TUC is concerned that poor quality Traineeships could lead to the exploitation...
01 October 2014
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01 October 2014
Midlands TUC welcomes National College for High Speed Rail
30 September 2014
Midlands TUC welcomes National College for High Speed Rail
30 September 2014
Midlands TUC welcomes National College for High Speed Rail
30 September 2014
There have been changes to judicial review, changes to Freedom of Information, and talk about scrapping the Human Rights Act and withdrawing from the European Convention on Human Rights. Privatised public services aren’t covered by Freedom of Information. Chris Grayling, Secretary of State for Justice, is chipping away at the...
29 September 2014

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