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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
Commenting on the BMA junior doctors’ overwhelming vote in favour of strike action, TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady said:
19 November 2015
Responding to a speech today (Wednesday) by the Environment Secretary Amber Rudd on the future of energy production, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Phasing out unabated coal is the right thing to do, but government cuts to support for renewables will blow the UK’s chance of having a clean...
18 November 2015
While the UK urgently needs to move towards a lower carbon economic model, in the past such periods of restructuring have too often left ordinary workers to bear the costs. This event set out the need for new industrial opportunities and skilled jobs to support a fairer shift, exploring the...
16 November 2015
Commenting on today’s (Thursday) Shaw Report on the future of Network Rail, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The future of Network Rail is of key importance not only for commuters and rail industry workers, but for our national infrastructure too. “Network Rail must remain a public body that –...
12 November 2015
Responding to the announcement today (Monday), that the government is to drop plans in the Trade Union Bill to make unions give two weeks’ notice on their use of social media during a strike, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
03 November 2015
Commenting on a report published by Ofsted today (Thursday) that reveals that the drive to create more apprenticeships has diluted their quality, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
22 October 2015
The government has today (Wednesday) confirmed that it is pushing ahead with controversial plans to scrap check-off arrangements in the public sector. Check-off is the system through which employers make deductions for trade union membership via payroll.
21 October 2015
Teachers at the Alfreton Grange Arts College in Derbyshire today took their second day of strike action in opposition to the imposed significant changes to the school day that were introduced at the start of the academic year.
20 October 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