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Commenting on the latest GDP figures published today (Tuesday) by the Office for National Statistics, which show the rate of GDP growth at 0.7 per cent, but manufacturing declining by 0.3 per cent, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The government’s economic plan is not delivering what was promised. We...
28 July 2015
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28 July 2015
The TUC, along with the seven teaching and school support unions in England, have issued a revised version of the TUC Academies Model Agreement. In line with previous editions, the agreement aims to give unions greater recognition in academies and free schools, improve their negotiating position and allow reps the...
20 July 2015
Last week the government published its Trade Union Bill – a grossly unfair package of measures that will tip the balance of power in the workplace. The proposals will make getting a much-needed pay rise, stopping job losses or negotiating better conditions at work much more difficult. They’ll make it...
20 July 2015
TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady will today (Sunday) warn that the government’s Trade Union Bill risks creating a new generation of Toldpuddle martyrs.
19 July 2015
Commenting on the NHS Pay Review Body’s recommendations today (Thursday) that unsocial hours pay is not a barrier to delivering a seven day service, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “We welcome the independent Pay Review Body’s view that seven day NHS services cannot be introduced by cutting workers' pay...
16 July 2015
Commenting on the publication today (Thursday) by the Office for National Statistics of annual data on industrial action, which show that the number of strikes in the UK remains at historic lows, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The official figures reflect the fact that trade unions only strike as...
16 July 2015
Commenting on today’s (Wednesday) publication of the Trade Union Bill, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “This Bill is an unnecessary attack on workers’ rights and civil liberties that will shift the balance of power in the workplace.
15 July 2015
Commenting on the publication today of the government’s productivity plan, TUC General Secretary, Frances O’Grady said: “Trade unions stand ready to play a positive role in delivering the productivity growth the UK urgently needs. And we call on the government to use the autumn spending review to back this plan...
10 July 2015
Commenting on the strike on the London Underground by ASLEF, RMT, TSSA and Unite members starting today (Wednesday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Trade unions clearly support extending the London Underground and recognise how important the service is to the economy and to the travelling public.
08 July 2015

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