From the TUC

Rights at work

Wanted: Mike Ashley – Is this high noon for Sports Direct?

22 Mar 2016, By Guest

A showdown is brewing between billionaire Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley, and MPs investigating mistreatment of workers in his sportswear empire. The BIS Select Committee have been trying to arrange a date for him to give evidence to them over allegations of widespread abuses at the firm. Ashley hasn’t been co-operative, so they’ve taken the…

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Women workers & the EU referendum

11 Mar 2016, By

Frances O’Grady addressed the TUC Women’s Conference in London on Weds 9 March. Here is an extract from her speech. Sisters, my next priority is making sure working women get a proper voice in the forthcoming EU referendum. I don’t know about you, but I’m fed up with the blokey nature of the coverage so far.…

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Are you a Non Safe Festive Worker?

07 Dec 2015, By

Christmas parties at work are a great chance to let our hair down, and to see a different side of the people we spend more time with than our own families. But they can also wreck the work relationships you’ve spent the rest of the year building up. Like Santa, the closer many of us…

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Shrink the gender pay gap: Join a union #PayGapPledge

09 Nov 2015, By

Today is Equal Pay Day, the day that the average woman stops earning compared to the average man because of the gender pay gap. To mark the day, the TUC has publicised figures highlighting what a long way we have to go before we get pay parity, especially in the top jobs. There is a…

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Mental Health – more honesty please

18 May 2015, By

Last week was Mental Health Awareness Week and it is absolutely right that we need to take the time to think deeply about mental health and what we can do to better support people who are struggling, for our present approach in the UK is sadly lacking.