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The TUC campaigns for decent employment rights, and helps unions make the most of advances in employment protection. This is where you can find our policy briefings and expert advice on employment law for unions. You can find older material by using the search facilities. To find out whether the law can help you, visit our special your rights at work area.

The TUC has warned members of the House of Lords that plans they are voting on today (Wednesday) to scrap health and safety rules for millions of self-employed people will put both workers and the public at risk. TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “This is virtually a licence to...
04 March 2015
The TUC has today (Wednesday) published a new guidebook on the social model of disability to help unions and their members improve equality for disabled people within unions and in the workplace. TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Disabled people have spent the last few years under attack from government...
04 March 2015
Commenting on today’s (Tuesday) announcement by Barclay’s Bank on bonuses, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Profits have fallen at Barclay’s Bank and they have had to make huge provision for fines. “The Chief Executive rightly recognises that the bank’s culture must change, but it is hard to have a...
03 March 2015
The outsourcing of public services provision to private providers has a detrimental impact on the workforce and a knock-on effect on the quality of care, says a new TUC report published today (Tuesday).
03 March 2015
Workers in the North West did over £2.7bn worth of unpaid overtime last year, according to new analysis published by the TUC today (Friday) to mark its annual Work Your Proper Hours Day . The TUC’s analysis of official figures shows that 482,000 workers in the region did unpaid overtime...
27 February 2015
UK workers gave their bosses nearly £32bn worth of unpaid overtime last year – an average of £6,050 each if these hours had been paid – according to new analysis published today (Friday) by the TUC for Work Your Proper Hours Day.
27 February 2015
Number 692 - 28 February 2015 Risks is the TUC's weekly online bulletin for safety reps and others. Sign up to receive this bulletin every week. Past issues are available. Disclaimer and Privacy Editor: Rory O'Neill of Hazards magazine. Comments to the TUC at healthandsafety@tuc.org.uk. Contents UNION NEWS Latest steps...
26 February 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
Unison and the local trades council will be holding a Workers Memorial Day ceremony at Walthamstow town hall on the between 1-2pm, wreaths will be laid to honor the dead and injured followed by a minutes silence. All trade unions are welcome as are the general public. As the focus...
25 February 2015
Ahead of the Modern Slavery Bill which is due to be debated today (Wednesday) in the House of Lords, the TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “This bill is an important piece of legislation in the fight against trafficking and forced labour.
25 February 2015

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