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The TUC is warning today (Monday) that Brexit would make it easier for employers to impose pay cuts and worse conditions on workers in firms that are sold to a new owner, or services that are contracted out.
13 June 2016
Commenting on the launch today of a campaign poster by the Labour Party, which warns voters that they will lose rights at work if the UK leaves the EU, TUC Deputy General Secretary Paul Nowak said: “Leave campaigners keep telling us they think that working people’s rights are ‘burdens’ that...
07 June 2016
Responding to the European Commission's publication today (Thursday) of guidelines for people earning through 'sharing economy' companies, such as Uber and Airbnb, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said: “Sharing economy companies cannot just take the money and run. They must provide decent working conditions for the people who create their...
02 June 2016
Commenting on a speech today at the Institute of Directors by pro-Brexit MP Priti Patel, in which she argued that leaving the EU would be an opportunity to cut EU social and employment protections, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Leave the EU and lose your rights at work –...
17 May 2016
The TUC has published a report today (Thursday) that sets out which workers’ rights in the UK are underpinned by EU rules – and would therefore be at risk if the UK votes to leave the EU. UK Employment Rights and the EU provides a comprehensive assessment of the employment...
25 February 2016
TUC International have produced an employment rights online resource guide in 17 languages to help inform people of their working rights in the UK. This resource is a good organising and recruitment tool for union organisers to make use of. The employment rights online resource guide can be found by...
07 January 2016
As temperatures begin to drop and the cough and cold season falls upon us, the TUC is today (Wednesday) reminding working parents about their rights to take time off work to look after their children when they are sick.
21 October 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
Responding to the Office for National Statistics migration statistics published today (Thursday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: "The government needs to stop playing a numbers game with migration figures. It's time to get real about what politicians can actually do about migration. Politicians should stop pretending to the electorate...
26 February 2015
New online guides to help combat the exploitation of migrant workers, so that everyone is treated fairly, are being launched today (Friday) by the TUC. The guide Working in the UK is available in 13 languages, including Polish, Bulgarian and Romanian.
23 January 2015