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Over 3 Million More People In Work Since 2010

According to the Office for National Statistics, the number of people in work is at the highest level since records began in 1971.
The record figures have been driven by increases in the number of…
16th Aug 2017 03:02 PM

Rail Fares Rising Almost Twice As Fast As Wages

Leeds Station - photo by Tim Brockley
Rail fares have increased at twice the speed of wages since 2010, according to new analysis released today by the RMT on the eve of the Government announcement on…
14th Aug 2017 12:01 AM

Caution Is Right On Rates But Boldness Needed On Wages, Says TUC

Commenting on the Bank of England's decision today (Thursday) to hold interest rates at 0.25%, and downgrading of its economic growth forecast, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:
"The…
3rd Aug 2017 06:21 PM

Employment Tribunal Judgment - Reform Required

The CBI has responded to the Supreme Court judgment on employment tribunal fees.
Neil Carberry, CBI Managing Director for People and Infrastructure, said:
"The CBI has long held the view that the…
27th Jul 2017 09:40 PM

'Perfect Storm' Buffets NHS Recruitment, Says Unite

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A perfect storm of pay austerity, Brexit and constant reorganisation has caused the 'very disturbing' rise in the number of vacancies in the NHS in England, Unite, the country's…
25th Jul 2017 04:42 PM

Comments On Latest Inflation Figures

Commentating on the latest inflation figures released today, Unite general secretary Len McCluskey said:
"Inflation has held this month but there is no getting away from the fact that household…
15th Aug 2017 04:41 PM

Trade Union Response To Steel Pension Changes

Tata Steel have announced that it has signed the documentation for a Regulated Apportionment Arrangement (RAA) with the Trustee of the British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS).
This will separate the BSPS…
12th Aug 2017 10:03 AM

National Debate Called For On 2040 Ban On Petrol And Diesel Cars

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The government needs to have a national debate with key stakeholders, including the UK workforce, on its plans to ban all new…
27th Jul 2017 10:23 PM

Household Debt Is Not A Stable Basis For Growth, Says TUC

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Commenting on ONS figures released this week which show GDP growth of just 0.3%, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:
"The government is relying on consumers for what…
27th Jul 2017 05:31 PM

Tax Credit Renewal – One Week To Go

The online renewals system is now easier and more accessible. It allows customers to track the process of their renewal, receive email confirmation once submitted, and removes the need to scan or…
24th Jul 2017 11:09 AM

Black Workers With A-levels Earn 10% Less Than White Counterparts, Finds TUC

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Black workers whose highest qualifications are A-levels earn 10% less than their white peers - missing out on an average £1.20 per hour.
The new analysis was published by the…
15th Aug 2017 04:04 PM

1,500 Extra Medical Undergraduate Places Confirmed

Health professionals
The department has published the government response to the recent consultation on expanding undergraduate medical education.
The government will increase the number of student…
9th Aug 2017 04:10 PM

'Workers From Across Europe Strengthen Our Businesses'

The Migration Advisory Committee has been asked to examine the impact of EU immigration in the UK.
Josh Hardie, CBI Deputy Director-General, said:
"Workers from across Europe strengthen our businesses…
27th Jul 2017 09:45 PM

Court Ruling Is Victory For Workers' Access To Justice, Says TUC

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The Supreme Court yesterday (Wednesday) quashed the government's system of fees for employment tribunals.
The case was taken by the UNISON trade union, which successfully argued that…
27th Jul 2017 05:06 PM

Brexit Is Affecting Investment Decisions Says CBI Survey

This week saw the second round of UK-EU exit negotiations take place, a new CBI survey shows over 40% of businesses have had investment decisions affected by Brexit.
According to a CBI survey of 357…
20th Jul 2017 11:00 PM
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