Economic Issues

TUC calls for reflection before Article 50 triggered, as poll reveals voters want a cross-party team to negotiate Brexit
13 July 2016
Responding to Theresa May’s call today (Monday) for workers to sit on company boards, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
11 July 2016
Commenting on the publication today (Thursday) of the OECD’s latest employment outlook for the UK, which warns that Brexit will reduce growth and damage job creation, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Workers are still paying the price from the last recession, with UK wage growth far behind the rest...
07 July 2016
The latest newsletter looks at the Pension v ISA event with Baroness Jeannie Drake and Michael Johnson and the new TUC report Unfinished Business: Building a fresh consensus on workplace pensions launched at the event. It also includes articles on the British Steel Pension Scheme and the Work and Pensions...
05 July 2016
Commenting on new figures on the UK building sector published today (Monday) by Markit, which show the biggest decline in construction activity in seven years, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The Brexit vote is likely to further damage the confidence of investors in the construction sector. The government must...
04 July 2016
A national action plan to protect the economy, jobs and workers’ rights. In this short paper, the TUC proposes specific actions which can be taken immediately or in the coming weeks. After the vote to leave the European Union, the UK is in uncharted waters both politically and economically. The...
01 July 2016
The TUC has today (Friday) published findings from a poll taken immediately after the EU referendum ballot closed, and its action plan for protecting jobs and industry. TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Working people’s wages have not recovered since the financial crash of 2008. They must not be asked...
01 July 2016
The CBI and TUC have issued a joint statement on the role of the Government, business and trade unions in the coming weeks to minimise the impact on workers and the economy following the EU referendum.
30 June 2016
Commenting on the Confederation of British Industry’s (CBI) call for certainty for migrant workers following the vote to leave the EU, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
29 June 2016
Commenting on the latest national data on working age poverty published today (Tuesday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “We can tell how strong the economy is, and how fair it is, from how well working families are doing. But since the Conservative-led government took office in 2010, there has...
28 June 2016