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Commenting on today’s (Thursday) revision down to 0.2% for GDP growth in the first quarter of 2017, which the Office for National Statistics says reflects household spending slowing down, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The next government will inherit an economy that needs serious attention. An urgent priority must be to reverse the current fall in living standards.
25 May 2017
The TUC is today (Thursday) publishing new analysis of household debt, which finds that unsecured debt per household will reach a record high of £13,900 this year. TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “We’ve got this problem because wages haven’t recovered. Credit cards and payday loans are helping to prop up household spending, but millions of families are running on empty.
25 May 2017
Commenting on reports that the Taylor Review is set to recommend a right for zero-hours workers to “request” guaranteed hours, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
23 May 2017
Commenting on the news of an attack in Manchester, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
23 May 2017
The Prime Minister has said repeatedly that she wants to protect and enhance workers’ rights after Brexit. But today her manifesto reveals that Parliament will be able to water down hard-won workers’ rights that came from EU law.
18 May 2017
Only 1 in 4 (26.2%) people with a mental illness or phobia lasting for 12 months or more are in work, according to a report published by the TUC to coincide with its Disabled Workers’ Conference today (Thursday). The TUC is concerned that this suggests employers are failing to make adequate changes in the workplace to enable people with mental illnesses, anxiety or depression to get a job, or stay in work.
18 May 2017
The TUC has responded to labour market data published today (Wednesday), which shows real earnings falling by 0.2%, by calling on parties contesting the general election to explain to voters how they would give Britain a pay rise. TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Any party that’s serious about giving Britain a pay rise will have a plan to create well-paid jobs in the towns that need them most.
17 May 2017
The TUC has published a new briefing, Protecting Health and Safety after Brexit, which warns trade unionists and working people that health and safety protections are at risk from the government’s Brexit plans.
17 May 2017
A decision announced today (Tuesday) by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has important consequences for Brexit and the future trade deals that the UK makes with the EU, says the TUC.
16 May 2017
Commenting on the publication of the Labour Party’s election manifesto today (Tuesday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
16 May 2017

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