Trades Union Congress

Revealed: Osborne Has Spent A HUGE Amount Of Your Money Protecting Bankers

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne has spent over £127,000 trying to fight off a series of European regulations that it believes would hit the City of London, The Huffin...

Brits On Zero-Hour Contracts Could Get Right To Fixed Work

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Politics

Workers on controversial zero-hours contracts should get a legal right to a fixed-hours arrangement after 12 months, a think-tank has concluded. Th...

How Massive Has The Pay Gap Rise Been Between The Rich And Poor?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Politics

The pay gap between the richest and poorest earners has "soared" in many parts of the country since 2000, new research by the Trades Union Congress ha...

Banks 'Paid Out Twice As Much In Bonuses As Corporation Tax'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK

Banks have paid out twice as much in bonuses as corporation tax since the financial crash in 2008, official figures show. According to figures from...

Osborne's 'Groundhog Day' Recovery

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK Politics

Britain's economic recovery is akin to Groundhog Day as chancellor George Osborne is making the same errors as before the recession, critics have warn...

'Austerity Is Damaging The Nation's Feet'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Politics

Trade unionists are set to consider stepping up their campaign efforts in a bid to save the health of British people's feet. At the Trades Union Co...

'Shocking' Threefold Rise In Payday Loans In Past Year

PA | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK

Workers are borrowing £660 a month to make ends meet, three times as much as a year ago, "shock" new figures have revealed. A study by the Unite u...

How Much Bigger Is Your Boss' Pension Than Yours?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 05.09.2013 | UK Politics

Top business chiefs are enjoying "platinum-plated" pensions of nearly £260,000 a year, equivalent to 25 times that of the average worker, a new study...

'Temp Agency Staff Pay Is Breaking EU Law'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 05.09.2013 | UK

Temp agency staff are failing to receive equal pay in the UK, trade unions have warned. The TUC is complaining to the European Commission, claiming...

Unions Demand Inquiry Into 'Zero Hours Contracts'

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK Politics

Unions have demanded an "urgent inquiry" into why more than 150 people are employed on controversial 'zero hours' contracts at the House of Commons. ...

Break With New Labour, Union Chief Urges Miliband

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK Politics

The leader of the TUC has urged the Labour Party to break with "new Labour managerialism" and show a different approach ahead of the next general elec...

Unions Appeal To Prince To Protect Agricultural Workers' Pay

PA | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK

The Prince of Wales has been asked to take a leading role in protecting his estate's workers from "attack", if the government's plan to abolish a boar...

It's Time to Crack Down on Weekend Anarchists

Liam Brown | Posted 24.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Liam Brown

I am all for the right to protest, but we as a society cannot support what these miscreants continue to do march after march, protest after protest.

Why Has the UN's ILO Been Kicked Out of an Island Paradise?

Owen Tudor | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK
Owen Tudor

There's in paradise. The military regime that currently runs the small South Pacific island of Fiji this week added to its pariah status by 'asking' a delegation from the UN's workplace agency (the International Labour Organisation, or ILO) to leave the country.

Thatcher Death T-Shirts Condemned As Tasteless

PA | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK Politics

T-shirts bearing messages celebrating the death of Margaret Thatcher have been removed from sale outside the TUC Congress after being described as "ta...

Under-Employment Condemned As 'A Criminal Waste Of Talent'

PA | Posted 04.09.2012 | UK Politics

The number of people in part-time jobs because they cannot find full-time work has increased by a million since just before the recession, according t...

Prospects For Young People At 'Crisis Levels'

Posted 15.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Young people job-hunting or planning to continue in education have been warned they are facing the toughest outlook since 1994. The TUC has voiced ...

Government 'Savage' Cuts 'Hitting Disabled Hardest'

PA | Posted 30.05.2012 | UK

The government faces accusations of being "fundamentally dishonest" about its policies towards disabled people. TUC general secretary Brendan Barbe...

MPs Attack Government Rail Proposals Over Fares And Job Cuts

PA | Posted 08.05.2012 | UK Politics

More than 100 MPs have signed a Commons motion criticising government proposals for the future of railways, warning of worsening services, higher fare...

How to Overturn Centuries of Progress

Peter Watson | Posted 27.06.2012 | UK Politics
Peter Watson

I am not a particular fan of the upper house in Parliament, being as it is populated by unelected peers, 70% of which have a party affiliation and thus take the whip in most cases. Nevertheless, when it is they upon whom we must rely for a sensible approach to legal reform, I wonder what on earth we did to deserve this situation.

Families Facing Huge Financial Shortfall Because Of Budget, Says TUC

PA | Posted 04.04.2012 | UK Politics

Some families could lose around 20 times more than they gain from tax changes by April next year, the TUC is warning. The body said families will h...