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North Sea oil workers have voted to strike for the first time in a generation, in opposition to job and pay cuts. The first strike will take place on July 26th.
25 July 2016
The TUC is today (Friday) publishing a new report outlining how the UK can undergo a clean energy transition to create high-quality jobs and secure a major share of the future clean energy industry, which is estimated to be worth $500bn globally.
22 July 2016
This report will explore the recent history of sustainable industrial policies. There was not one single moment when the threat of global warming stopped being the concern of a committed minority and became widely accepted. However, milestones – such as the success of the Green Party in the UK in...
22 July 2016
ONS figures released today (Friday) show that construction output fell by 2.1% in May, shortly before the UK voted to leave the EU.
15 July 2016
Responding to Theresa May’s call today (Monday) for workers to sit on company boards, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
11 July 2016
Founded on 5th July 1948, our incredible National Health Service celebrates its 68th birthday this month. The NHS was designed as part of a broader programme of reconstruction after the Second World War and has been a beacon of pride for many Brits ever since. The NHS has ringing endorsements...
11 July 2016
The NUT has arranged a number of marches and rallies across the region as they take part in a one day strike. Details of the dispute can be found here . If you would like to show your support, details are below. Lancaster: March Assembly Point: 11.00 at Dalton Square,...
04 July 2016
The TUC has today (Friday) published findings from a poll taken immediately after the EU referendum ballot closed, and its action plan for protecting jobs and industry. TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Working people’s wages have not recovered since the financial crash of 2008. They must not be asked...
01 July 2016
The CBI and TUC have issued a joint statement on the role of the Government, business and trade unions in the coming weeks to minimise the impact on workers and the economy following the EU referendum.
30 June 2016
Many vital rights at work in the UK are derived from EU law, guaranteeing things like paid leave entitlements, protections from being forced to work excessive hours, discrimination protections and rights for working mums-to-be. Following the UK vote to leave the European Union, we now have to decide what happens...
27 June 2016