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Half a million children in poverty because of Tory pay and benefit cuts

Half a million children in poverty because of Tory pay and benefit cuts One in seven children of public sector workers will be living in poverty by the end of March, unions have warned.

Fight the Tories to win workers’ rights

Fight the Tories to win workers’ rights A new battle over zero hours contracts and other work practices is set to take off  

Workers in Britain set for biggest pay cuts of 32 most advanced economies

Workers in Britain set for biggest pay cuts of 32 most advanced economies Workers in Britain will suffer the biggest pay cuts of the world’s 32 most advanced economies in 2018, according to the TUC union federation.

Reports show the greed of the bosses

Reports show the greed of the bosses Three reports underline how the decline of union membership and militancy is allowing many bosses to grab more from workers.

It will take action to win on pay

It will take action to win on pay Local government employers have offered a million council workers in England and Wales a 2 percent “rise” for each of the next two years

The Troublemaker - Thatcher’s Tories covered up the tainted blood scandal

The Troublemaker - Thatcher’s Tories covered up the  tainted blood scandal Margaret Thatcher’s Tory government had a deliberate policy of refusing to accept any responsibility for allowing contaminated blood to be given to haemophiliacs.

Corbyn’s TUC conference speech gives workers confidence to fight Tories

12 September 2017
Jeremy Corbyn injected hope of winning against the Tories into the TUC union federation conference

Brexit test not over after May wins key vote

12 September 2017
The Tories are divided, Jeremy Corbyn is contradicting himself and the trade union leaders are deeply confused

Union leaders slam pay cap at TUC conference—now turn words into action

11 September 2017
Anger at the Tories’ public sector pay cap dominated debate at the Trade Union Congress conference in Brighton today, Monday.

Bosses, not migrants, push down wages—unions must defend freedom of movement

10 September 2017
Delegates at the TUC union federation conference considered trade unions’ response to Brexit yesterday, Sunday—and came up with a confused position.

We still need a pay rise, says TUC—but we’ll need a bigger fight to get it

08 August 2017
The TUC union federation has called a major lobby and rally of parliament on 17 October “to tell our MPs that Britain’s dedicated public servants need a pay rise”.

Arrogant Tories have robbed our wages with public sector pay cap

18 July 2017
Chancellor Philip Hammond is not denying reports that he told his cabinet colleagues that public sector workers are “overpaid”.

Southern Rail deal should be rejected

07 February 2017
Southern Rail are proposing a deal to end the long dispute with Aslef and RMT unions but the promises fall well short of what is needed.

TUC congress delegates pass motions opposing austerity and racism

13 September 2016
The TUC bureaucracy was pessimistic about the prospects of defending workers' rights at conference in Brighton this week.

TUC Congress - unions must break the law to defend workers' rights

13 September 2016
This year’s TUC congress in Brighton came after the Tories passed their Trade Union Act in May. 

Just weeks to go before march on Tory conference in Birmingham

07 September 2016
Activists are preparing to mobilise for a national demonstration outside the Tory Party conference in Birmingham on Sunday 2 October.

Workers in Britain and Greece suffer biggest fall in wages, says TUC report

02 August 2016
Workers in Britain have suffered the biggest fall in wages of the world’s richest countries since the economic crisis began in 2007.

The EU is no friend to workers

14 June 2016
The Trades Union Congress (TUC) and most trade union leaders have played a disgraceful role during the EU referendum debate.

TUC gives the EU too much credit - and unions too little

19 April 2016
As union leaders gleefully jump into campaigning for the EU, Joseph Choonara says they are spinning against themselves

Protest in Cardiff says no to Tories' Trade Union Bill

08 March 2016
Around 500 people protested against the Tories’ Trade Union Bill in Cardiff last Saturday.

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