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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.

Commenting on the tied First Minister vote today, Wales TUC General Secretary Martin Mansfield said: "Wales voted overwhelmingly for parties which stood on a progressive platform. "There is a huge amount of urgent work to get on with - not least saving our steel industry and delivering vital public services...
11 May 2016
SERTUC fight for the unity of young and old, women and men, those of all different ethnic and national backgrounds. We call for equality and social justice. We stand with workers across the world celebrating May Day.
19 April 2016
Workers in Wales did more than £1 billion worth of unpaid overtime last year, according to a new analysis published by the Wales TUC today (Friday) to mark its annual Work Your Proper Hours Day . The analysis of official figures shows that more than 185,000 workers in Wales did...
26 February 2016
Commenting on the annual childcare survey published by the Family and Childcare Trust today (Wednesday) TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
24 February 2016
Commenting on details emerging today (Tuesday) of the EU renegotiation deal sought by the Prime Minister, which includes proposals to allow the UK to restrict in-work benefits for migrants, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The Prime Minister is still missing the point. Tinkering with benefits for poorly-paid migrant workers...
02 February 2016
SERTUC was proud to visit the BMA picket line outside St Thomas’ hospital this morning to offer solidarity greetings and support to BMA members taking strike action to defend safety standards in the NHS.
12 January 2016
The extent to which our housing needs are met and we are able to live in a decent home is a crucial benchmark by which we judge the extent to which we really do live in a civilised society. The relationship between housing and life outcomes is both a complex...
21 December 2015
New figures published today (Friday) by the Office for National Statistics on UK household wealth paint a worrying picture of growing wealth inequality, says the TUC. TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The government must reshape the economy to address the UK’s over-reliance on property and financial investments. Future growth...
18 December 2015
Commenting on the government’s announcement today (Wednesday) of cuts to support for rooftop solar energy – on the same day as the Met Office says 2016 will be the hottest on record – TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “It beggars belief that the government is cutting support for a...
17 December 2015
Ahead of the Prime Minister’s presentation to EU leaders today (Thursday) of his proposals for reform ahead of the UK referendum on EU membership, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The Prime Minister’s proposal to stop in-work benefits for EU citizens working in the UK is putting the cart before...
17 December 2015