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Trade unions have called on Theresa May to prove her commitment to industry and growth by giving the go-ahead to a new Heathrow runway when parliament returns a week from now.
29 August 2016
Commenting on GCSE results released today (Thursday), Director of unionlearn Liz Rees said:
25 August 2016
Sports Direct sees nearly twice times the number of injuries compared to the rest of the sector, according to a letter published today (Tuesday) advocating a shareholders vote in favour of an independent review on how workers are treated.
16 August 2016
Rail fares have increased at double the speed of wages since 2010, according to new analysis released today (Tuesday) by the TUC and the rail unions’ Action for Rail campaign.
16 August 2016
Commenting on the publication today (Friday) of revised government guidance on the apprenticeships levy, along with a confirmation that the levy will be introduced by April 2017, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
12 August 2016
Commenting on today’s (Thursday) government publication of a list “naming and shaming” nearly 200 employers who have failed to pay their workers the National Minimum Wage, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
11 August 2016
The TUC have today (Wednesday) condemned the refusal of Southern rail to agree to talks that would have meant an immediate suspension of the strike by rail union RMT.
10 August 2016
RMT trade union members are on strike today (Monday) in opposition to Southern Rail’s plan to increase the number of trains without a safety-trained guard on board.
08 August 2016
The Public and Commercial Services union has welcomed reports today that around 100 civil service jobs will not be moved from Sheffield to London. The union opposed plans by the former Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to move policy staff form the northern powerhouse city. But following changes announced...
05 August 2016
Commenting on the publication today (Tuesday) of construction survey data from Markit, which show declining construction activity both before and after the Brexit vote, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Construction activity was weak in the run up to the referendum, and the risk to the sector has been intensified...
02 August 2016