Agency workers face pay discrimination and want more rights, says new TUC poll

A new survey of agency workers published by the TUC today (Tuesday) shows that it is not just low paid and unskilled agency workers who face discrimination and poor treatment at work. With the recession and growing unemployment forcing more and more people to accept temporary work, there is strong demand from agency workers for better rights and complaints of bad treatment right across the skill and income spectrum.

Insurance companies paying benefits raises serious concerns, says TUC

Responding to the Government-commissioned Insurance Industry Working Group report, which proposes private insurance companies could start paying benefits such as unemployment and sickness, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said: “While the TUC is willing to talk to insurance companies about concrete proposals on welfare state payments, at first sight these proposals raise serious concerns.