Economic Issues

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
Commenting on the latest annual pay statistics published today (Wednesday) by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) – which show that the full-time median gender pay gap has fallen by 0.2 percentage points to 9.4% in 2016 (from 9.6 in 2015) – TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
26 October 2016
Commenting on the latest labour market data published today (Wednesday) by the Office for National Statistics, which show a small increase in unemployment and average weekly earnings increasing at an annual rate of 2.3%, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Pay growth remains weak by historical standards, and inflation is...
19 October 2016
Commenting on the latest inflation figures published by the Office for National Statistics today (Tuesday), which show Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation at 1% in September, up from 0.6% in August, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
18 October 2016

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