TUC welcomes Government proposal for permanent TUC-CBI productivity group

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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 UK’s 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.

All TUC press releases can be found at www.tuc.org.uk

Contacts:

Media enquiries: Richard Darlington 020 7467 1337, pager 07654 589 780 or duty press office 020 7467 1248, email [email protected]

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