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As many workplaces prepare to shut down for the Christmas break, the TUC is today urging everyone to spare a thought for the hundreds of thousands who will be working this Christmas Day.
22 December 2015
New figures published today (Thursday) by the TUC indicate that 1,669,000 employees are missing out on their minimum legal entitlement to paid holidays.
30 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 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
Commenting on the ruling today (Tuesday) that overtime should be taken into account when holiday pay is calculated, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said: “Failing to count overtime when calculating holiday pay is quite simply wrong. This ruling marks a victory for people who work long and hard to make...
04 November 2014
Nearly seven million grandparents provide regular childcare for their grandchildren aged under 16, with the most popular reason being to allow the child’s parents to work, according to a new poll released today (Tuesday) by the TUC.
17 December 2013
It is estimated that approximately 39,000 North East workers are on zero hour contracts...Beth Farhat, TUC Northern Regional Secretary discusses the concerns regarding zero hour contracts.
28 October 2013
Commenting on a poll published today (Thursday) by BBC Breakfast, which shows that more than half (54 per cent) of office employees regularly work through their lunch breaks, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:
07 February 2013
The two billion hours of unpaid overtime worked last year would be enough to create over a million extra full-time jobs, the TUC says today (Thursday) as it announces the date for Work Your Proper Hours Day 2012.
05 January 2012