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Commenting on the publication today (Tuesday) of labour market figures showing that real wages are still £7 lower per week than their pre-crisis peak, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:

Commenting on the publication today (Tuesday) of labour market figures showing that real wages are still £7 lower per week than their pre-crisis peak, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: 

“While todays’ figures on wages and jobs are better news, no worker will be celebrating when the future looks so uncertain.  

“Working people are already paying for the prime minister’s disastrous mishandling of Brexit. Economic growth is slowing down, factories are under threat and much-needed investment is being cancelled.   

“She must give up on her failed deal and find an alternative that protects jobs, workers’ rights and peace in Northern Ireland.” 

Editors note

- The Trades Union Congress (TUC) exists to make the working world a better place for everyone. We bring together more than 5.5 million working people who make up our 49 member unions. We support unions to grow and thrive, and we stand up for everyone who works for a living.