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Cuts to tariffs – the prices paid to hospitals for different medical procedures – are starving health trusts of income and contributing to the growing financial crisis in the NHS, according to new analysis published by the TUC and UNISON today (Wednesday).
26 April 2015
There will be a rally at Leeds City Council Chambers on 28 April to examine the issues of Defeating Austerity, Free Trade Deals and Attacks on Trade union Rights. See our events page for full details of this free event.
22 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
Responding to Iain Duncan Smith’s call today (Friday) for zero-hours contracts to be renamed as ‘flexible-hour contracts’, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
17 April 2015
Responding to today’s (Tuesday) proposals on strike ballots in the Conservative Party manifesto, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
14 April 2015
Responding to the news that the Conservative Party won’t allow workers to engage in trade union activity as part of their plans to give employees three days’ paid volunteering leave a year, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
10 April 2015
Responding to today’s (Friday) election pledge by the Conservative Party to give workers three days' paid volunteering leave each year, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
10 April 2015
The TUC has today (Wednesday) welcomed plans in Labour’s Work Manifesto to abolish the employment tribunal fees system and clamp down on exploitative zero-hours contracts.
01 April 2015
TUC Summary Analysis: based on research by Transport for Quality of Life for the Action for Rail campaign
31 March 2015
Government reforms and austerity measures are endangering the education of young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), says a new report published today (Monday) by the TUC.
30 March 2015