Economic Issues

Speaking at the Conservative Party Conference this year, the Prime Minister repeated her commitment to introduce worker representation on company boards, a policy supported by the TUC. The Prime Minister used her speech to the CBI in November to appear to dilute her previous commitment to put workers on company...
05 December 2016
Commenting on today’s (Tuesday) Green Paper on corporate governance, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
29 November 2016
A new poll published today (Tuesday) by the TUC, and conducted by Opinium, finds that six in ten (59%) people support the election of worker representatives onto the boards of large companies. TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:“Today we’ve shown Theresa May that the public backs her flagship policy –...
29 November 2016
Commenting on the publication today (Friday) of a Big Innovation Centre report backed by company bosses, which opposes government proposals on pay ratios and annual binding shareholder votes to rein in excess boardroom pay, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Once again bosses in the boardroom think they can get...
25 November 2016
Commenting on the publication today (Thursday) of a report by the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association, which notes the success of auto-enrolment but highlights the need to increase contributions to ensure adequate retirement incomes, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Automatic enrolment has given millions a workplace pension for the...
24 November 2016
Commenting on today’s Autumn Statement, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
23 November 2016
Commenting on today’s (Monday) speech by the Prime Minister at the CBI, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Theresa May made a clear promise to have workers represented on company boards. The proposals in her speech do not deliver on this.
21 November 2016
Unions in the South West are warning the region's employers they face a growing skills shortage as a result of the Brexit vote. The South West TUC asked union convenors, reps and officers across the region to gauge the impact on their workplaces of the vote to leave the EU,...
17 November 2016
A snapshot of the regional economy following the vote to leave the European Union
17 November 2016
Commenting on the latest labour market data published today (Wednesday) by the Office for National Statistics, which show pay rising by 2.4%, but higher inflation bringing real wages increases down to 1.7%, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Real pay growth is the slowest it’s been since early 2015. Wages...
16 November 2016

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