WORKERS risk “paying the price for Brexit,” the TUC said yesterday as new figures showed pay growth slowing and benefit claimant numbers on the rise.
The jobless total fell to 1.6 million in the quarter to September, the lowest since 2006, and the number of people in work...
Thursday 17th Nov 2016
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
THE government yielded to pressure yesterday and announced a review of the ban on electronic voting in industrial action ballots, in a belated decision welcomed by unions.
Announcing the independent review, long called for by the unions, Sir Ken Knight, a former chief fire and rescue...
Friday 4th Nov 2016
posted by Paddy McGuffin in Britain
WORKERS are being denied justice by the exorbitant cost of taking cases to an employment tribunal, the TUC said yesterday.
New TUC research reveals that the number of cases being taken up for discrimination has plummeted by 9,000 a month since the charges, which can reach £1,200,...
posted by Morning Star in Britain
THE TUC is urging people to spare a thought for nightshift workers as research published at the weekend shows a growing increase in people working nights, with women fuelling that growth.
TUC analysis found that the number of people working night shifts has increased by 275,000 between...
Monday 31st Oct 2016
posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain
Consumer price index rate jumps to two-year high of 1%
Wednesday 19th Oct 2016
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
THE number of people who are self-employed has soared over the past decade but their earnings have plummeted, according to a study published yesterday.
Research body the Resolution Foundation said that the number of workers defined as self-employed has shown a “remarkable”...
Tuesday 18th Oct 2016
TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady appealed to the labour movement to “reach out” to working-class communities who voted for Brexit and work together to “build unity” in the face of racist attacks in Britain.
Speaking at a fringe meeting on the EU...
Saturday 15th Oct 2016
A RECORD-BREAKING Lego bridge is set to form the basis of a major exhibition showcasing British engineering — but new figures show that construction output is down.
The 31m-long suspension bridge, made entirely out of the plastic modelling blocks, is at the centre of a six-month...
STRESS is now the top health concern at work, with seven in 10 health and safety reps identifying it as a problem.
And stress levels are even higher for public-sector workers hit by over six years of Tory and Lib Dem cuts, according to a TUC survey of 1,000 union reps published as the...
Monday 10th Oct 2016
POPULAR teaching union leader Dr Mary Bousted was announced as the TUC’s new president yesterday.
The Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) general secretary was elected to the top post by the TUC’s general council on the final day of Congress.
She takes over...
Thursday 15th Sep 2016