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Rail fares for season tickets, and other regulated fares, have risen nearly three times faster than wages over the last five years, according to new analysis published today (Tuesday) by the TUC and the rail unions’ Action for Rail campaign.
18 August 2015
Commenting on a letter signed by scores of academics which describes the Trade Union Bill as the most sustained attack on workers’ rights since the early 19th century, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “It’s clear that the government’s Trade Union Bill threatens the right to strike.
11 August 2015
The government’s Trade Union Bill wants to empower “A Minister of the Crown” to cap the time and resources available to union reps in the public and private sectors sector to represent their members effectively. Yet growing awareness of the impacts of climate change on our daily lives has spurred...
04 August 2015
Commenting on the latest GDP figures published today (Tuesday) by the Office for National Statistics, which show the rate of GDP growth at 0.7 per cent, but manufacturing declining by 0.3 per cent, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The government’s economic plan is not delivering what was promised. We...
28 July 2015
The Wales TUC written responses to consultations are available from this section If you would like to find out more about any of these responses, or other consultations that may not be listed here, please contact the Wales TUC by emailing [email protected] or calling 02920 347010
28 July 2015
Bill exposes government’s strike hypocrisy If the government was really concerned about the harm to the economy caused by lost working days, it would be addressing the scourge of work-related ill-health not the by comparison tiny impact of strikes, the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) has said. Following the publication...
24 July 2015
The TUC, along with the seven teaching and school support unions in England, have issued a revised version of the TUC Academies Model Agreement. In line with previous editions, the agreement aims to give unions greater recognition in academies and free schools, improve their negotiating position and allow reps the...
20 July 2015
Last week the government published its Trade Union Bill – a grossly unfair package of measures that will tip the balance of power in the workplace. The proposals will make getting a much-needed pay rise, stopping job losses or negotiating better conditions at work much more difficult. They’ll make it...
20 July 2015
TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady will today (Sunday) warn that the government’s Trade Union Bill risks creating a new generation of Toldpuddle martyrs.
19 July 2015
Commenting on the NHS Pay Review Body’s recommendations today (Thursday) that unsocial hours pay is not a barrier to delivering a seven day service, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “We welcome the independent Pay Review Body’s view that seven day NHS services cannot be introduced by cutting workers' pay...
16 July 2015