Economic Issues

3.2 million UK workers (1 in 10) are now in precarious work – and the number of workers at risk of missing out on key employment protections has nearly doubled in a decade to 1.5 million (an increase of 700,000), according to a new TUC report published today (Thursday). The...
19 December 2016
The TUC and the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) have today (Sunday) published an open letter to the Prime Minister calling on her to end the uncertainty for workers and businesses by confirming that the government will give current EU migrants a right to remain after Brexit.
18 December 2016
New data published today (Thursday) by the Office for National Statistics shows the extent of regional economic inequality in Britain, especially between the capital and the rest of the UK, says the TUC.
15 December 2016
The rise of job insecurity in modern Britain Ten years ago the TUC established a Commission on Vulnerable Employment (CoVE), to examine the increase in the proportion of workers at risk of poverty and injustice due to an imbalance of power in the employer-worker relationship. It is now nearly a...
15 December 2016
Commenting on the latest labour market data published today (Wednesday) by the Office for National Statistics, which show that annualised real pay growth has been stuck at 1.7% for the last 4 months, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
14 December 2016
Commenting on the latest inflation figures published by the Office for National Statistics today (Tuesday), which show Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rising to 1.2% in November, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
13 December 2016
Responding to the written statement on the government review into auto-enrolment published today (Monday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
12 December 2016
Sheffield Trade Union Council is hosting a March and Rally in Sheffield City Centre as part of the 'Sheffield Needs a Pay Rise' Campaign for £10 per hour minimum wage. 17 December, 1 pm, Devonshire Green. See attached flier for full details.
08 December 2016
Commenting on today’s (Wednesday) figures from the Office for National Statistics, which show that manufacturing fell by 0.9% and production fell by 1.3% between September and October, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “When the manufacturing sector grows, it creates good jobs across the whole of the UK. So support...
07 December 2016
Commenting on a Joseph Rowntree Foundation report published today (Wednesday), showing one in eight workers in the UK now live in poverty, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
07 December 2016

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