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Commenting on today’s (Friday) general election result, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:

“While the prime minister has won a clear majority he can expect the shortest honeymoon ever. After nine years of failed austerity, the pressure is now on the government to boost living standards, and inject real investment into our NHS and public services.

“And there are no more excuses for Boris Johnson on Brexit. In the year to come, he must deliver a deal with the EU that protects jobs, rights at work and peace in Northern Ireland.

“Now more than ever, working people need to stand together in their unions – and get ready to fight to protect our livelihoods and our communities. We urge everyone at work to join a trade union.”



Editors note

Notes to editors:

  • The Trades Union Congress (TUC) exists to make the working world a better place for everyone. We bring together more than 5.6 million working people who make up our 48 member unions. We support unions to grow and thrive, and we stand up for everyone who works for a living.


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