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Responding to a report published today (Tuesday) by Acas on the first year of early conciliation, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “This research confirms that people are having as many problems at work as ever. Resolving those issues as soon as possible is important. It is encouraging that the...
07 July 2015
New research published today (Monday) by the TUC has found that London is outperforming other parts of the UK in economic and jobs growth, while the economic recovery is weakest in the North West and Northern Ireland. TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “We need a recovery that works for...
06 July 2015
New research published today (Sunday), and commissioned by the TUC from Landman Economics, finds that middle-income families with children face the biggest cash-equivalent losses from services cuts. TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: This analysis shows how middle-income families are being hit much harder than those at the top. After...
05 July 2015
Commenting on the announcement today (Wednesday) that the Airports Commission report has recommended that Heathrow Airport should be expanded, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “We welcome the publication of this report which follows a lengthy, evidence-based consideration of Britain’s needs for greater airport capacity. Like other interested parties the...
01 July 2015
Responding to comments made by Cabinet Office Minister Matthew Hancock on government plans in the case of future industrial action, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Instead of bragging about making plans for mass strikes, ministers should think about why so many workers in the public and private sector feel...
29 June 2015
Commenting on today’s (Friday) strike action by Scottish ferry workers against plans to outsource services across the Clyde, Inner Hebrides and Western Isles, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
26 June 2015
Commenting on the announcement today (Thursday) that the government is to delay upgrade work on the Midland Mainline and North Transpennine line, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Years of rip-off privatisation have left our railways starved of investment. Delaying much-needed upgrade work for the Midland Mainline and North Transpennine...
25 June 2015
The Conservative manifesto pledged to freeze the BBC licence fee for another 5 years. On top of the freezes they’ve handed the BBC already it adds up to more than a decade of stealth cuts to our national broadcaster. The BBC is being systematically starved, and keeping this up for...
25 June 2015
The North West has lost public sector jobs at more than three times the rate of London, according to new government figures published today (Wednesday). The figures show that between 2010 and 2015 public sector employment in the North West fell by 9.4 per cent. Over the same period public...
18 June 2015
Commenting on the announcement today (Thursday) by the Secretary of State for Business and Skills of a new apprenticeships scheme with fast-growing small and medium companies, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “We welcome the Business Secretary’s announcement of the new scheme for AIM quoted companies and its potential to...
18 June 2015

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