From the TUC

Campaigners and staff wish the NHS Happy birthday

25 Jul 2017, By

On 5th July 2017 the NHS was 69. The TUC, health unions and Health Campaign Together activists joined forces outside hospitals around the country to raise awareness about the impact of the squeeze on funding and pay is having on the NHS. The NHS is facing a funding crisis – and it’s not new. And…

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Bin pre-employment health screening

17 Jul 2017, By

Last week Iberian Airlines, part of the same company as British Airways, were fined €25,000 for asking a recruitment company to do medical screening of prospective cabin crew that included checking whether female applicants were pregnant. They did this before decided whether to offer them a job. Now you may ask how things like this…

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I’m being exploited in the gaming industry

26 Jun 2017, By Guest

My company is exploiting contracted workers and I am one of them. I’m a self-employed Digital marketer for a multinational corporation in the gaming industry. I’ve worked here for two years and I’ve become increasingly frustrated and angry with my employment as I strongly believe that they are exploiting contracted workers. I work in a…

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Grenfell Tower vigil

Grenfell exposes the true face of deregulation

21 Jun 2017, By

I think it is important that we do not rush to conclusions over the catastrophic fire at Grenfell Tower that has killed so many people in West London. The priority must be supporting residents who have lost their homes and comforting those who have lost loved ones. Many of those who lived, and died, in…

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Shop workers join the tour in Birmingham

Britain Still Needs A Pay Rise

07 Jun 2017, By

Over the past week, the TUC has been out across the country with one simple message – Britain Still Needs A Pay Rise. We’ve been driving around constituencies and stopping in town centres to talk to the wider public. This is a big election issue; what will politicians do for those whose pay has not…

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Iranian flag

Iranian workers still fighting for justice

07 Jun 2017, By

My colleague Mehdi Kouhestani, who now works for the Canadian trade union movement, has provided this update on a three day long strike in Iran which demonstrates the struggles trade unionists in Iran have just getting wages paid. Non-payment of wages is a problem in many countries, usually because it’s a get-rich-quick scheme for the…

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