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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
On 31 March trade union activists and campaigners, coordinated by Action for Rail, will be taking action at stations across the country, calling for a publicly owned rail network that puts people before profit. We are concerned about government decisions on rail contracts for the Northern, Transpennine Express, East Anglia,...
26 March 2015
Responding to today’s (Thursday) announcement on the future of the UK Coal mines, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Immediate help for UK Coal workers and their families is welcome, but this announcement doesn’t resolve the long-term problems facing the UK coal industry, in terms of both job and energy...
26 March 2015
Welcoming the report on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) by the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee published today (Wednesday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “MPs are right to demand that the protection of the NHS and public services should be put beyond doubt by writing it in...
25 March 2015
Commenting on the publication today (Monday) of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) report Best Foot Forward, which contains its recommendations for the first 100 days of the next government, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Businesses and trade unions agree on the need to increase capital spending as a...
23 March 2015
The mythical “march of the makers”: In his 2011 Budget speech, George Osborne said he wanted “a Britain carried aloft by the march of the makers.” However, a new TUC analysis shows that manufacturing’s proportion of GDP has flatlined at 10.1% of GDP for the past six years. Our foundation...
18 March 2015
Commenting on the announcement today (Thursday) by the Prison Service Pay Review body of a zero per cent pay offer for prison officers, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Prison Officers do not deserve to be shut out of the economic recovery with a pay freeze. Since the coalition came...
12 March 2015
The outsourcing of public services provision to private providers has a detrimental impact on the workforce and a knock-on effect on the quality of care, says a new TUC report published today (Tuesday).
03 March 2015