Issue date
05 Oct 2016

5 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.

“However, we are still miles away from having a country that works for the many. UK workers suffered the biggest fall in wages of any developed country after the crash. Those working in the public sector and private sector urgently need a pay rise.

“Working people also need assurances that their jobs won't be put at risk by Brexit. Our relationship with the Single Market is crucial for protecting livelihoods across the country.

“We need to manage migration better and get tough on employers who undercut pay. But any new deal must also protect jobs and future workers’ rights.”

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