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Commenting on government proposals announced today (Thursday) to rescue Tata Steel, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
21 April 2016
Commenting on the reported decision by Tata Steel to seek to sell its British steel production business, TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady said: “This is yet more deeply troubling news for British steelworkers. Other EU countries have shown that governments can act to support the steel industry, but this requires...
30 March 2016
date: 17 February 2016 embargo : For Immediate Release Commenting on the job losses at Bombardier which will see around 270 job losses at Bombardier’s Derby plant, Lee Barron, Midlands TUC Regional Secretary, said: “The announcement today that Bombardier will shed around 270 jobs in Derby is a real blow...
18 February 2016
Commenting on today’s (Wednesday) announcement of more than 1,300 job losses at Bombardier in Belfast and Derby, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
17 February 2016
Commenting on today’s (Friday) figures from the Office for National Statistics, which confirm that construction output fell into recession again over the second half of 2015, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The Chancellor’s re-balancing act is failing. Manufacturing is back in decline, and construction is now back in recession,...
12 February 2016
Commenting on the publication today by the Office for National Statistics of December figures on manufacturing, which show that output is down 1.7% on a year ago and down 7.5% on the pre-crisis peak, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “These disappointing figures coincide with a cross-party group of MPs...
10 February 2016
Commenting on new trade figures published today by the Office for National Statistics, which show a widening of the calendar year trade deficit as exports sales have continued to decline, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Another poor set of trade and export figures is no surprise given how little...
09 February 2016
Commenting on the latest GDP figures published today (Thursday) by the Office for National Statistics, which show overall growth of 0.5% but no growth in manufacturing and construction now in recession, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “It's a big concern how fragile the recovery still looks, and how unbalanced...
28 January 2016
Commenting on today’s (Monday) announcement of around 1,000 job losses at TATA steel plants in Wales, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
18 January 2016
Commenting on the latest figures for UK manufacturing published today (Tuesday) by the Office for National Statistics, which show a decline of 0.4% on the month, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “George Osborne’s cocktail of threats has been spiked with his own failures. Not least of these is manufacturing,...
12 January 2016

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