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As temperatures are set to hit over 30 degrees Celsius in parts of the UK this week the South West TUC is calling on employers to temporarily relax workplace dress codes to help staff cope. Health and Safety laws should also be amended to introduce a safe maximum workplace temperature.
20 June 2017
Bristol workers are £1,750 per year worse off in real terms than they were before the financial crash, according to new South West TUC analysis published today (Friday). The analysis shows that real wages in the city are 6.8% lower, on average, than they were in 2008. The South West...
02 June 2017
Workers in the South West are £1,500 a year worse off in real terms than they were before the financial crash, according to new TUC analysis. The analysis shows that real wages in the region are 6.7% lower, on average, than they were in 2008. The TUC says that things...
02 June 2017
The TUC's Heartunions week highlights the positive contribution made by union reps and members in workplaces and communities throughout the region. South West TUC Regional Secretary Nigel Costley said: "There are half a million trade union members in the South West, reps helping working people very day. In workplaces all...
06 February 2017
Unions in the South West are warning the region's employers they face a growing skills shortage as a result of the Brexit vote. The South West TUC asked union convenors, reps and officers across the region to gauge the impact on their workplaces of the vote to leave the EU,...
17 November 2016
Unions in the South West have warned there will be less funding for the NHS if the UK votes to leave the EU. Analysis from the South West TUC based on figures from the Institute of Fiscal Studies and the King’s Fund find the annual net reduction to government revenue...
20 June 2016
The South West TUC is calling on employers to allow staff to watch tomorrow’s big Euro 2016 clash between England and Wales. With kick off at 2pm, the South West TUC is urging managers either to let people watch the game on work premises or allow them to work flexibly...
15 June 2016
The annual living wage research report by KPMG, published today, estimates one in four workers – 472,000 people – receive less than the Living Wage in the South West....
03 November 2014
Members of the public are invited to join trade unionists and politicians in remembering the former Bristol MP, who died in March, at the New Room in the city centre between 7 and 9pm on May 1st....
23 April 2014
Unions are concerned the damage to the region's transport infrastructure will place it further behind the rest of the country in terms of the economic recovery. While unemployment has fallen in the UK, it has risen in the South West and while pay in the UK rose by 9.6% in...
11 February 2014

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