From the TUC

Rights at work

Standing together against this rise in prejudice

13 Jul 2016, By

Over 3,000 people reported hate crimes to the police in the weeks around the EU referendum. That’s an increase of nearly 60%. We can only assume that many more crimes went unreported. Racism in Britain had never gone away, but some seem to have decided to take the Leave vote as a validation of their…

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What next after the Brexit vote? Defend workers’ rights

25 Jun 2016, By

Many people are asking what they can do next, after the UK voted by 52% to 48% to leave the European Union. The TUC doesn’t think that we can or should challenge the result of the referendum. We would have rejected the arguments Nigel Farage was clearly building up to when he thought Leave would lose about the…

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The sort of company the UK shouldn’t want to keep at the ILO

02 Jun 2016, By

The annual conference of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) is taking place during the first half of June in Geneva, and the TUC’s delegate Stephen Russell has already blogged on the key issue of the conference – the rules governing global supply chains. But there is another, rather more domestic issue on the agenda: the…

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EU referendum campaign: hearing from women at last

27 May 2016, By

Over the last week, a new group of voters has risen to some sort of prominence in the EU referendum campaign, despite previously being pretty much ignored in the coverage of the increasingly febrile debate. Nearly a century after we first got the vote in UK parliamentary elections, women started to be noticed in the…

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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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