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Commenting on reports that the Taylor Review is set to recommend a right for zero-hours workers to “request” guaranteed hours, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
23 May 2017
Commenting on the publication of the Labour Party’s election manifesto today (Tuesday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
16 May 2017
Commenting on new Conservative Party proposals on workers’ rights, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:
14 May 2017
Commenting on the Labour Party's proposal today (Saturday) of 20 policies aimed at improving working life, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:
29 April 2017
London and the South East will account for two-fifths (40%) of the UK economy by 2022 if current trends continue, according to TUC analysis published today (Friday) ahead of the release of official GDP figures for the first quarter of 2017.
28 April 2017
Commenting on proposals to be announced today (Wednesday) by the Labour Party on NHS funding and staffing, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “We hope all the parties will make an election pledge to scrap the unfair pay restrictions and give our hard working NHS staff the pay rise they...
26 April 2017
Commenting on the announcement today (Thursday) that the government will sell the publicly-owned Green Investment Bank (GIB) to the Macquarie Group, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The sale is a missed opportunity for Britain to create the green economy we need, and to catch up with our competitors on...
20 April 2017
Commenting on the publication today (Thursday) of ONS data on green jobs in the UK, which shows a fall in total direct and indirect jobs in low carbon and renewable energy between 2014 and 2015, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
06 April 2017
Commenting on the start today (Thursday) of the apprenticeship levy, which will fund an expansion in apprenticeships, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “It’s good news for workers, who will have more opportunities to gain the skills needed for better paid jobs. And it’s good news for businesses, as their...
06 April 2017
Commenting on today’s report by Work and Pensions Committee, which criticises gig economy employers for inserting clauses into contracts that threaten employees who take them to tribunal, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
06 April 2017

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