date: Monday 29 October 2001
embargo: immediate release
Attention: industrial & economic correspondents
TUC General-Secretary, John Monks , has welcomed the invitation from Chancellor Gordon Brown and Secretary of State Patricia Hewitt to join a permanent TUC-CBI productivity group, saying:
"This group can make an extremely valuable contribution to tackling the UKs productivity gap and I welcome the chance to continue the dialogue we have had with employers and Government."
Notes to Editors:
The invitation came in a letter from the Chancellor and Secretary of State which is available from the Treasury press office 020 7270 5238.
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Issued: 29 October, 2001