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Commenting on the announcement today (Monday) that the government has given the go-ahead to the expansion of Heathrow airport with the building of a third runway, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
25 October 2016
The TUC has today (Wednesday) accused Southern Rail of “gambling” with passenger safety.
19 October 2016
This research aims to add to the existing body of evidence which has looked at the impacts of the government’s reforms to legal aid and court services and cuts to these budgets – on access to justice. The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO) came into effect in...
19 October 2016
Photos of GMB's demo outside ASOS, Barnsley, as part of their campaign against the exploitation and abuse of workers there.
14 October 2016
Commenting on today’s (Friday) Transport Select Committee report ‘The Future of Rail: Improving the rail passenger experience’, which concludes that Southern rail is in breach of contractual obligations and there may be grounds for termination of contract, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “MPs are confirming what passengers have known...
14 October 2016
Last week Theresa May promised to tackle bad bosses and excessive boardroom pay along with pledging that conservatives will take back centre ground. Sounds good, in theory. But, if she really wants change to come then we need an economic plan that works for all and doesn’t leave communities in...
10 October 2016
Commenting on today’s speech by Theresa May at the Conservative Party Conference, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “We're pleased Theresa May has renewed her commitment to having workers on company boards. This is a good first step towards building a fairer economy.
05 October 2016
Trade Union Share Owners (TUSO) have welcomed the announcement today (Tuesday) by Sports Direct that there will be an independent review of the company’s working practices and corporate governance.
20 September 2016
Commenting on reports that the Home Secretary will shortly announce a review of material on alleged police brutality at the 1984 Orgreave miners’ picket, to be followed by an official inquiry, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “For there to be confidence in the inquiry, it must be given the...
15 September 2016
Commenting on today’s (Thursday) decision by the government to approve the construction of new reactors at Hinkley Point, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
15 September 2016