â€œBringing together the first Public Services Summit today is an important step in moving the public sector forward in times of increasingly constrained resources.â€
These figures show that there remains no room for complacency. Despite welcome marginal growth in the UK economy towards the end of 2009, 122,000 Welsh workers were still unemployed and the threat of a double-dip recession still looms large.
THE number of people claiming long-term unemployment benefit in Wales has risen, according to research from Wales TUC, published today.
THE next set of unemployment figures will undoubtedly reflect the worsening economic outlook. More than 100,000 Welsh workers and their families will face a bleak Christmas.
Wales TUC General Secretary, Martin Mansfield said: 'Rhodri has been the driving force in the first decade of post-devolution Wales.
The Wales TUC is pleased to have been invited to make both a written submission and to give oral evidence to the Committee. This paper presents an outline written response to the Finance Committee's Inquiry into Funding Road Infrastructure.
Responding to the Equality Bill published today (Monday) by Equalities Minister Harriet Harman, Wales TUC General Secretary Martin Mansfield said: â€œWe welcome the Minister's courage in defying the business lobbyists who say that equality doesn't matter in a recession by publishing this Bill.
Critics of the national minimum wage (NMW) who warned its introduction would destroy jobs have been proved wrong says the Wales TUC, as the minimum wage celebrates its tenth anniversary today (Wednesday).
Commenting on the Bank of England's decision today (Thursday) to cut interest rates to one per cent, Wales TUC General Secretary Martin Mansfield said:
The Wales TUC today (Friday) welcomed the increase in the amount of an employees' weekly earnings which counts towards statutory redundancy pay from Â£330 to Â£350, which takes effect this Sunday (1 February).