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The TUC believes in full employment and work for all those who want it, but those who cannot work should get decent benefits that lift them out of poverty. Here is research and policy on welfare and work issues. You can find older material by using the search facilities.

A new JRF report finds that millions of working families are struggling to afford a decent standard of living. TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Working families are facing a hard time, with prices rising faster than wages. And government cuts to tax credits are making a bad situation worse.
06 July 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...
18 May 2017
British workers are stuck in the longest pay squeeze since Victorian times. But with UK real wages failing to keep up with the cost of living, there's a lot more pain on the horizon. To help you gaze into the future, we’ve built a nifty pay calculator. It will show...
10 May 2017
Commenting on the announcement today (Thursday) that the government will sell the publicly-owned Green Investment Bank (GIB) to the Macquarie Group, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The sale is a missed opportunity for Britain to create the green economy we need, and to catch up with our competitors on...
20 April 2017
The TUC is today (Friday) launching a major new survey into how lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) people find working life in the UK.
10 March 2017
We have a new survey that is investigating diversity/equality at work. The results will form a very important part of our work on this issue and your voice and experiences in Welsh workplaces would be much appreciated. The survey is bilingual and completely confidential although we will use broad trends...
23 December 2016
Fifty years ago today at 9:15am a massive spoil tip slid down the mountain behind Pantglas Junior School, engulfing it completely. 116 children and 28 adults were killed. It’s difficult to find words to properly express the anger and sorrow of this completely avoidable tragedy, however on the 70 th...
20 October 2016
An estimated 8,000 trade unionists and campaigners marched in good spirits on Sunday 2 October 2016 in Birmingham with a clear message to the Conservative Party Conference and to the UK government.
05 October 2016
Commenting on today’s (Tuesday) report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, which sets out a national strategy to reduce poverty, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said
06 September 2016
More than a million families with a household income below £30,000 are in extreme debt, and ongoing wage stagnation is making the problem worse, according to a new report published today (Tuesday) by the TUC and UNISON.
23 August 2016

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