Addressing the NASUWT annual conference in Bournemouth today (Sunday) TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady will say that the government's education policies are driven by ideology, not by the needs of children and risk lasting damage to our education system:
31 March 2013
Addressing the National Union of Teachers' (NUT) conference in Liverpool today (Saturday), TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady will say that growing inequality and increasing hardship combined with a huge acceleration in the number of academies and free schools make education the most damaging area of all the government's current policies.
30 March 2013
Rail campaigners will mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Beeching Report today (Wednesday) by holding protests at over 35 stations throughout the UK against planned new cuts to services and staff.
27 March 2013
Responding to today's (Tuesday) announcement by Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin that the East Coast Mainline is to be re-privatised, TUC General Secretary and Chair of the Action for Rail campaign Frances O'Grady said:
27 March 2013
The TUC's Disabled Workers' Committee has decided not to accept an invitation from the government to join its new Disability Action Alliance (DAA).
26 March 2013
The TUC and its two largest affiliated unions, Unite and UNISON, are today (Tuesday) launching Trade Union Share Owners – a new group which aims to put union values at the heart of the world of corporate governance, with a new approach to the way in which their investments are voted on at company AGMs.
26 March 2013
The TUC has today (Monday) called upon the House of Lords to reject plans in the Crime and Courts Bill which would prevent over 3,000 civil servants working for the National Crime Agency from taking strike action in the future.
25 March 2013
With youth unemployment on the increase again this week, many young people desperate for a job see unpaid internships as their best chance of getting experience of work. But research published by the TUC today (Saturday) suggests that almost four in five (78 per cent) 18-34 year olds could not afford to live in London away from home to become an unpaid intern.
23 March 2013
Commenting on the announcement today (Thursday) of new funding for the British Business Bank, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:
21 March 2013
Responding to the House of Lords' vote to delete the Chancellor's flagship shares for rights proposal by 232 votes to 178 today (Wednesday), TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:
20 March 2013
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