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Commenting on the latest graduate employment figures published today (Tuesday), which show that over one in three (33.8%) graduates are doing non-graduate jobs, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “There are simply not enough quality jobs for young people leaving university. “Far too many graduates are being forced take on...
26 April 2016
Commenting on government proposals announced today (Thursday) to rescue Tata Steel, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
21 April 2016
Responding to claims by Michael Gove and Boris Johnson that leaving the EU could allow more to be spent on the NHS, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Johnson and Gove are about as convincing as David Beckham in a Manchester City shirt. The truth is they’ve always played for...
15 April 2016
The impact on public services, particularly the NHS, has emerged as a key battleground in arguments over the UK’s membership of the European Union. The complex interplay of funding, migration and regulation leaves assertions on either side open to debate. But any argument should recognise the following ways that a...
06 April 2016
Addressing today’s (Monday) meeting of steel unions at the Trades Union Congress, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
04 April 2016
Commenting on the reported decision by Tata Steel to seek to sell its British steel production business, TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady said: “This is yet more deeply troubling news for British steelworkers. Other EU countries have shown that governments can act to support the steel industry, but this requires...
30 March 2016
Services and jobs in the North’s railways are under threat, trade unionists have warned at a rally today (Thursday) in Manchester.
30 March 2016
This report provides analysis of the distributional impact of cuts to departmental budgets outlined in the November 2015 Spending Review. The analysis demonstrates disproportionate cuts to the living standards of medium and low income households as a result of funding cuts to a range of public services including health, education,...
23 March 2016
The TUC response to the Higher Education Green Paper calls into question the general policy intent which is predicated on driving student debt up further, extending marketisation and largely ignoring the principle that excellent teaching, social mobility and student choice will only be achieved if we ensure that teaching and...
22 March 2016
This is a TUC unionlearn submission to the March 2015 “Apprenticeship targets for public sector bodies”.
21 March 2016