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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
Commenting on today’s (Monday) report from the Business, Innovation and Skills select committee, which criticises the government’s slow response to the UK steel crisis, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The actions needed to save UK steel were always obvious, but the government has moved at a snail’s pace –...
21 December 2015
Commenting on the government’s announcement today (Wednesday) of cuts to support for rooftop solar energy – on the same day as the Met Office says 2016 will be the hottest on record – TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “It beggars belief that the government is cutting support for a...
17 December 2015
Commenting ahead of today’s (Saturday) “Save Our Steel” rally in Sheffield, TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The crisis in British steel isn’t over. One in six steelworkers face losing their jobs. Britain desperately needs a long-term industrial plan, but Ministers have refused to commit to one.
21 November 2015
date: Monday 19 October 2015 embargo : For immediate release The TUC has warned today (Monday) that one in six (5,200) UK steelworkers now face the prospect of losing their jobs. Responding to the news that steel firm Caparo are to make 1,800 redundancies, on top the 1,200 being made...
19 October 2015
Commenting on the news today (Monday) that the SSI steel plant in Redcar is to close, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
28 September 2015

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