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Commenting on today's (Wednesday) ruling by the European Court of Human Rights that employers can read workers’ private email messages while they are at work, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “People should have a right to privacy in the workplace. “Big Brother bosses do not get the best out...
14 January 2016
The Trade Union Share Owners (TUSO) group is today (Wednesday) calling on the Sports Direct board to make a clean break from the West Coast Capital/USC crisis by ensuring it has the leadership needed to improve its treatment of staff and its public reputation. TUSO, a coalition of trade union...
14 October 2015
There are more than 107,000 people (2013 estimate) living with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in the UK, mostly of working age, of whom a quarter are unaware of their status. Although most who live with HIV in the UK have normal life expectancy and lead fulfilling working lives, a...
22 September 2015
Commenting on the publication today (Thursday) by the Office for National Statistics of annual data on industrial action, which show that the number of strikes in the UK remains at historic lows, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The official figures reflect the fact that trade unions only strike as...
16 July 2015
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

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