Economic Issues

The TUC has responded to reports today (Tuesday) that the government may consider a voluntary approach to workers on boards by encouraging the Prime Minister to see her pledge through. Seeing through her policy without watering it down is a test of the Prime Minister’s commitment to an economy that...
08 November 2016
Commenting on today’s (Thursday) warning from the Bank of England of higher inflation and lower wages, following the fall in value of the pound, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The Chancellor should use the Autumn Statement to protect jobs and wages, with new investment in infrastructure like roads, rail,...
03 November 2016
Commenting on today’s (Wednesday) warning from the CBI that growth will fall next year due to uncertainty over Brexit, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “A fall in growth would leave workers paying the price through fewer jobs and lower wages.
02 November 2016
In a landmark case over workers’ rights , an employment tribunal has ruled that two drivers for cab-hailing firm Uber are entitled to holiday pay, paid rest breaks and at least the National Minimum Wage. The GMB union which has done much to shine a light on employment conditions at...
31 October 2016
New official figures published last week by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that workers in North East are still £44 a month worse off than they were before the financial crash; that’s the equivalent of a weekly food shop, a tank of petrol or money towards paying the...
31 October 2016
As the clocks go back to mark the beginning of British Winter time, the TUC is today (Saturday) urging people to spare a thought for the millions of UK workers who regularly work through the night.
29 October 2016
New official figures published today (Wednesday) by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that workers in the North West are still £35 a week worse off than they were before the financial crash, according to the TUC. The ONS figures show that in 2016 real wages in the North...
28 October 2016
Commenting on official figures showing GDP growth slowing to 0.5 per cent from 0.7 per cent in the last quarter, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
27 October 2016
New official figures published today (Wednesday) by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that workers in Wales are still £12 a week worse off than they were before the financial crash, according to the Wales TUC. The ONS figures show that in 2016 real wages in Wales were still...
26 October 2016
Commenting on the latest annual pay statistics published today (Wednesday) by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), which show 362,000 people were paid below the minimum wage in 2016 – a 73% increase from the previous year – TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
26 October 2016

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