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Frances O'Grady's Articles

TUC / DGB

TUC-DGB statement on PEGIDA-UK March this Saturday

26 Feb 2015, By

In the light of Saturday’s planned March in Newcastle-on-Tyne by the alleged British branch of the far right, anti-Islamic German organisation PEGIDA, I have agreed the following statement with my opposite number in Germany, Reiner Hoffman, President of the DGB. On behalf of working people and their communities in Britain and Germany, we believe that…

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Three challenges facing union learning

17 Jun 2014, By

The TUC’s work on learning is the trade union movement at its best – positive, progressive, and popular. Union learning is focused firmly on the future and on making our economy stronger and more productive, but for all the progress we have made we still have a mountain to climb. Amongst the many challenges facing…

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A massive step backwards for health and safety

31 Mar 2014, By

The government has chosen the 40th anniversary of the Health and Safety at Work Act to make one of the most dangerous changes since the legislation came into effect in 1974. It has decided that Britain’s 4.3 million self-employed people should no longer be subject to the provisions of the Act unless they also employ…

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#AskFrances – live twitter Q&A with young workers

26 Mar 2014, By

As part of the TUC’s Fair Pay Fortnight and Young Workers’ Month 2014, I did my first ever live Q&A on twitter, to take questions from young workers, using the #askfrances hashtag. Here’s a record of the event, many thanks to everyone who took the time to get involved with it.

A photo of Frances O'Grady speaking on the panel at the TUC Women's Conference 2014

What is this government doing for women?

13 Mar 2014, By

You hear a lot about how this government has a ‘women problem’ but I thought it was the other way round. After all, what is this government doing for women? Childcare costs spiralling out of control, a welfare state that’s under attack, and insecure and temporary work on the increase – that’s what Cameron’s Britain…

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