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Scaling back the BBC could be “devastating” for the private sector, according to a new TUC-commissioned report published today (Tuesday). Best of British: How the BBC powers the UK’s creative industries shows that far from crowding out the private sector, the BBC invests around £1.2bn each year working with more...
10 May 2016
Commenting after staff walked out of Wormwood Scrubs prison due to concerns over health and safety, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Staff working in prisons must feel safe at work. “The government urgently needs to get to grips with the rise in prison officer assaults, which rose by 30...
06 May 2016
The new edition of the Wales TUC Education Service course booklet is now available, giving details of courses available for all union reps in Wales from this September 2016 up to July 2017. As well as courses, the booklet also provides details of Wales TUC networks, events, resources and other...
04 May 2016
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

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