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Commenting on the latest GDP figures published today (Tuesday) by the Office for National Statistics, which show the rate of GDP growth at 0.7 per cent, but manufacturing declining by 0.3 per cent, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The government’s economic plan is not delivering what was promised. We...
28 July 2015
Commenting on the publication today of the government’s productivity plan, TUC General Secretary, Frances O’Grady said: “Trade unions stand ready to play a positive role in delivering the productivity growth the UK urgently needs. And we call on the government to use the autumn spending review to back this plan...
10 July 2015
Commenting on the publication today (Tuesday) of the latest index of production figures by the Office for National Statistics, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The Chancellor promised a ‘march of the makers’, but manufacturing is still five per cent below its pre-recession peak and is declining again. At least...
07 July 2015
Commenting on the latest manufacturing figures published today (Wednesday) by the Office for National Statistics, which show that manufacturing is still five per cent below its pre-recession peak, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Manufacturing is still stuck well below its pre-recession level, and has just fallen back again. We...
10 June 2015
At the very time when manufacturing should be expanding its share of UK GDP, its contribution is now lower than in 2010. Evidence suggests that our ‘foundation industries’, the industrial heartland of UK manufacturing, are facing a steeper decline than manufacturing as a whole. Our ‘foundation industries’ - iron and...
28 April 2015
The TUC is today (Tuesday) calling for all clothing companies that source from Bangladesh to make an adequate contribution to the Rana Plaza Fund. Full compensation for the victims should be raised by the second anniversary of the factory collapse which is this Friday (24 April).
21 April 2015
Commenting on the publication today (Monday) of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) report Best Foot Forward, which contains its recommendations for the first 100 days of the next government, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Businesses and trade unions agree on the need to increase capital spending as a...
23 March 2015
The mythical “march of the makers”: In his 2011 Budget speech, George Osborne said he wanted “a Britain carried aloft by the march of the makers.” However, a new TUC analysis shows that manufacturing’s proportion of GDP has flatlined at 10.1% of GDP for the past six years. Our foundation...
18 March 2015
On November 11th 2014, the TUC’s Assistant General Secretary, Paul Nowak and Midlands TUC Regional Secretary, Lee Barron joined UCATT Acting Regional Secretary Shaun Lee, UCATT members and Organisers along with company representatives to visit the Nottingham Tram Project.
14 November 2014
The second Orion report on energy intensive industries in 2014. It's a Post-Budget 2014 Review, which went back to all the case studies participating in the first report on the state of play in these industries. It concluded that despite the policy improvements in the Chancellor's Budget, “these measures do...
10 June 2014

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