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Commenting on the speech the Chancellor of the Exchequer is making to the CBI this evening (Wednesday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Productivity has stagnated while George Osborne has been Chancellor – a failure rooted in the weak recovery that he has delivered. It will not be boosted by...
20 May 2015
Commenting on the Bank of England’s latest economic outlook published today (Wednesday), which revises down growth forecasts for the next three years, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “With the Bank of England warning that the economy is getting weaker, it would be disastrous for the Chancellor to rush ahead...
13 May 2015
Responding to today’s (Tuesday) comments by Business Secretary Sajid Javid that the government will introduce tougher new rules on strike ballots, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “This is a government not so much on the side of hard-working people but Britain’s worst bosses – those who want their staff...
12 May 2015
In a statement issued today (Friday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “We have to hope that David Cameron’s pledge to govern as a one nation Prime Minister will be his first major U-turn - for his campaign and manifesto was anything but.
08 May 2015
Democratic rights at stake at general election, TUC head will tell May Day rally
01 May 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
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