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Nearly seven million grandparents provide regular childcare for their grandchildren aged under 16, with the most popular reason being to allow the child’s parents to work, according to a new poll released today (Tuesday) by the TUC.
17 December 2013
It is estimated that approximately 39,000 North East workers are on zero hour contracts...Beth Farhat, TUC Northern Regional Secretary discusses the concerns regarding zero hour contracts.
28 October 2013
Commenting on a poll published today (Thursday) by BBC Breakfast, which shows that more than half (54 per cent) of office employees regularly work through their lunch breaks, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:
07 February 2013
The two billion hours of unpaid overtime worked last year would be enough to create over a million extra full-time jobs, the TUC says today (Thursday) as it announces the date for Work Your Proper Hours Day 2012.
05 January 2012
Employees spend nearly 200 hours a year travelling to and from work – adding up to around five weeks extra work – according to a TUC analysis of official statistics published today (Monday) to mark the start of Work Wise UK's Commute Smart week (14-18 November).
14 November 2011
Commenting on government proposals published today (Thursday) to move May Day from May to October, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:
12 May 2011
The TUC has today (Wednesday) called on employers to ensure that workers do not lose out on the royal wedding bank holiday, and on the government to change the law so that everyone can enjoy the Queens diamond jubilee bank holiday next year.
20 April 2011
Commenting on government proposals to cancel the May Day bank holiday and replace it with a UK Day in October, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said: 'There is strong support for an extra public holiday as the UK has the stingiest allocation in Europe. But the last thing we need...
05 February 2011
the right to request flexible working to parents of all children and to consult on extending it to all workers, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:
30 September 2010
Nearly one in five workers want to work from home but are being prevented from doing so by their employer, says the TUC as it offers five reasons for businesses to try out home working to mark National Work From Home Day today (Friday).
24 September 2010

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