Commenting on new research from the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) showing that fewer people than expected are likely to opt out of auto-enrolled pensions, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:
Speaking later today (Sunday) at the Save Our NHS rally in Manchester, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady will tell marchers that the NHS faces the gravest crisis in its history.
Commenting on figures published today (Thursday) by the Department for Work and Pensions on the government's Work Programme, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:
Commenting on the dispute over pensions which will see members of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) out on strike later today (Wednesday) for the first time in a decade, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:
Responding to Ed Miliband's speech to the Labour party conference in Brighton today (Tuesday), TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said: “This was a defining speech that rightly focussed on the living standards crisis and went on to offer hope.
The TUC has today (Monday) welcomed clothing retailer River Island's decision to sign up to the Bangladesh accord – a union-backed agreement – designed to improve workplace safety in the country, following the Rana Plaza factory collapse which killed over 1,000 textile workers earlier this year.
Thousands of people are to march and rally in Manchester this weekend against cuts, job losses and the increasing involvement of private healthcare companies in the NHS, as delegates attending the first day of the Conservative Party annual conference begin to gather in the city.
Commenting today (Friday) on news that the Labour Party will scrap the bedroom tax and shares for rights scheme if elected to power, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:
This Saturday (21 September) County Hall in Durham will play host to the NHS Built to Care conference and rally - organised by the Northern Public Services Alliance - which brings together unions, medical professionals, service users and local MPs. The NHS was built to care for Britain and is one of the things that makes the UK great. As the NHS turns sixty-five, there is a fight to expose the cuts and privatisation that threaten to break it up. The Northern Public Services Alliance is raising awareness of the impact the government's policies are having on the NHS and are likely to have on health in our region. Read more...
Almost one in four council house tenants affected by the bedroom tax have fallen behind on their rent since its introduction, according to new figures released today (Thursday) by False Economy. Figures provided by six local authorities across the North East and Cumbria in response to Freedom of Information (FOI) requests by False Economy show that since the bedroom tax was introduced this April, 3,600 council housing tenants – 24 per cent of all tenants affected by the tax in these areas – have been pushed into arrears. Read more...