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Responding to the Queen’s Speech today (Wednesday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Working people will be worried by a Queen’s Speech that declares open season on so many of their rights and protections.
27 May 2015
British people are far more likely to want to remain part of the EU if it leads to better pay and rights at work, according to new polling published by the TUC. The poll of 4,000 UK voters – commissioned from Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research by the TUC – shows...
27 May 2015
Commenting on today’s (Thursday) revelations that security services have been keeping files on MPs, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Whistleblowing is an important part of holding those in power accountable.
26 March 2015
Enforcement of the national minimum wage must be continuously improved in order to combat those employers who are actively trying to find ways not to pay their workers properly according to findings in a new TUC report. The minimum wage, (currently £6.50 for over 21 year-olds) introduced in 1999, enjoys...
12 January 2015
Commenting on the announcement today (Thursday) that the government is to legislate to limit claims on back pay, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said: “Failing to count overtime when calculating holiday pay is quite simply wrong. The November ruling was a victory for hard working people who deserve to be...
18 December 2014
A report published today (Tuesday) by the European Commission’s High Level Group on Administrative Burdens – chaired by Dr Edmund Stoiber – poses a danger to both workers and consumers alike, says the TUC. The report suggests scrapping regulations and exempting small and medium businesses from EU rules on employment...
14 October 2014
Responding to announcements made today (Monday) at the Liberal Democrat Conference by Vince Cable on increasing the minimum wage for apprenticeships and addressing employment contract abuse, the TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “This is the right thing to do for both young workers and the economy and will help...
06 October 2014
Organisers and Trade Union negotiators have cause to celebrate today as ILO Convention C098, better known as the Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention 1949 , was adopted sixty five years ago in Geneva, Switzerland. This protected workers in countries who were members of the International Labour Organisation, binding...
01 July 2014
The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has called for greater resources to be given to Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs Service (HMRC) to clamp down on employers who avoid paying staff the minimum wage, following the naming of shaming of employers who have been fined for not paying their staff the...
08 June 2014
This Thursday we will see the result of the European Elections. As a trade unionist I know, as a rule, that working people are stronger together, indeed our whole movement is based on collective action. It's a lesson already learnt in our workplaces, across industry, throughout society and yes, across...
19 May 2014

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