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  1. September 12, 2014

    Pension governance committees ‘compromised’, say unions

    The Opposition and unions are calling on the government to scrap plans for new committees to police value in workplace...

  2. September 9, 2014

    Carney warns Scots over currency union

    The governor of the Bank of England has warned that a currency union between England and an independent Scotland would be...

  1. September 8, 2014

    Trades Union Congress leader warns on years of austerity

    The figurehead for Britain’s union movement has put workers on notice for years of further austerity as she predicted that...

  2. September 8, 2014

    Trade union split proves awkward for Ed Miliband

    Britain’s trade union movement is split over the Scottish referendum, with the two biggest unions refusing to campaign...

  3. September 8, 2014

    Labour party considers higher tribunal fees for rich

    Wealthy individuals may have to pay more to take a workplace claim to a tribunal under Labour party plans to make the UK...

  4. September 7, 2014

    Osborne backs Trades Union Congress over MPs pay rise

    George Osborne, the chancellor, has joined the head of the Trades Union Congress in condemning plans for a 9 per cent pay...

  5. September 5, 2014

    Bank of England urged to set rates with wages in mind

    The head of Britain’s trade union movement has urged the governor of the Bank of England to place greater weight on real...

  6. September 5, 2014

    TUC chief warns David Cameron over Europe renegotiation

    David Cameron faces a fight with the unions if he uses his renegotiation with the EU as a smokescreen to cut workers’...

  7. September 4, 2014

    Decline of UK banking hits pay growth

    A shift from higher to lower paying industries has helped to push UK earnings growth to a record low, research for the...

  8. July 28, 2014

    Employment tribunal fees a ‘victory’ for worst employers

    The introduction of fees for bringing an employment tribunal case has been a “huge victory” for Britain’s worst employers,...

  9. July 21, 2014

    Reforming management pay

    Competition is essential if capitalism is to work well for the benefit of the consumers and the economy in general. It is,...

  10. July 18, 2014

    Conservatives to toughen rules for strike ballots

    The Conservatives are to go ahead with a manifesto proposal to impose a 50 per cent turnout threshold for any strike ballot...

  11. June 26, 2014

    TUC calls for equality in pension survivor benefits

    The government has been urged to end the “scandal” which allows final salary pension schemes to restrict survivor benefit...

  12. June 25, 2014

    Obituary: Norman Willis, trade union leader

    Norman Willis, who led the Trades Union Congress through one of the most turbulent periods in Britain’s industrial history,...

  13. June 4, 2014

    Number of home workers in the UK rises to 4.2m

    The UK has 4.2m people working from home, or a record 13.9 per cent of those in work – and more are in highly skilled roles...

  14. May 9, 2014

    Cameron eyes threshold on union ballots in future Tory government

    A future Conservative government would introduce a threshold on union ballots for strikes in essential services, forcing...

  15. April 30, 2014

    ONS survey reveals scale of zero-hours contracts

    Unions and politicians have called for action to curb employment on a “zero-hours” basis after official data showed that UK...

  16. April 27, 2014

    Jobseekers told to compile cv or risk losing benefits

    Jobless people will be required, from Monday, to write a curriculum vitae and take other “basic steps” to show they are...

  17. April 14, 2014

    Self-employed not creating jobs, says study

    Britain’s surge in self-employment is being driven by people working for themselves, rather than starting job-creating...

  18. March 29, 2014

    Terms unveiled for review into union dispute tactics

    Ministers have announced revised terms for a much-delayed and heavily diluted inquiry into alleged union intimidation in...

  19. March 24, 2014

    Pay inequality soars in London, says TUC

    Wage inequality has increased almost three times as much in London than in the UK as a whole since the millennium, according...

  20. Business Blog

    March 19, 2014

    Grandma's words of wisdom

    Marian Robinson with Barack and Malia Obama Michelle Obama’s secret weapon for this week’s China trip has been unveiled: she...

  21. March 19, 2014

    Number of self-employed rises sharply in the UK

    The number of self-employed people in the UK has risen sharply to its highest level since comparable records began in 1992,...

  22. March 19, 2014

    Labour considers rail fare freeze after general election

    Plans for a freeze in rail fares after the general election are being discussed at senior levels in Labour as a fresh way to...

  23. March 16, 2014

    Employers face greater challenges, says Acas chairman

    Workplace relations in the UK are at a critical juncture, with employers facing greater pay pressures and potential...

  24. March 13, 2014

    Huge fall in employment tribunal claims prompts fears over fees

    Employment tribunal claims fell sharply in the final quarter of last year, prompting accusations that new fees for bringing...

  25. Westminster Blog

    March 11, 2014

    What has happened to David Cameron’s review into “trade union tactics”?

    The massive industrial dispute at Grangemouth refinery in Scotland last autumn prompted David Cameron to launch an inquiry...

  26. February 18, 2014

    Underemployment and pay in focus before UK jobs data on Wednesday

    The darker side of Britain’s labour market performance – underemployment and a squeeze on real wages – will be under...

  27. February 3, 2014

    TUC-backed study points to carbon capture to cut UK energy bills

    Household energy bills in the UK would be slashed by £82 a year if the government boosted carbon capturing equipment on...

  28. January 23, 2014

    Union leaders challenge Duncan Smith on welfare reforms

    Iain Duncan Smith has been challenged by union leaders after saying that the coalition’s welfare changes have helped make...

  29. January 16, 2014

    Minimum wage stirs debate as business frets over productivity

    Political pressure to raise the national minimum wage above inflation could be “quite dangerous” if not matched by higher...

  30. January 5, 2014

    Miliband attacked over plan to close opt-out on equal pay

    Employers have accused Ed Miliband of putting jobs at risk after the Labour leader announced on Sunday that he wanted to put...

  31. December 19, 2013

    Vince Cable proposes limited reform of zero-hour contracts

    Employers could be banned from using exclusivity clauses that tie workers on zero-hours contracts to one business, under...

  32. December 5, 2013

    Autumn Statement 2013: NIC changes for under-21s criticised

    Labour market analysts warned that George Osborne’s plan to remove employers’ national insurance contributions for under-21s...

  33. November 28, 2013

    TUC chief’s career has never been blown off course

    Many people start out on a career only to be blown off course. This is not the case for Trades Union Congress chief, Frances...

  34. November 20, 2013

    Building workers to be told if they are included on blacklist

    More than a thousand construction workers are to receive letters from the UK’s data watchdog telling them they may be on an...

  35. November 18, 2013

    London needs higher minimum wage, says report

    London should have a higher minimum wage than the rest of the country, according to research that suggests raising the...

  36. November 8, 2013

    Ministers look to water down final-salary schemes

    Companies could opt out of paying annual inflation increases to members of final-salary schemes, leaving them thousands of...

  37. October 30, 2013

    Pension charges plan set to boost savings

    Excessive fees levied on pensions are set to become the next target in the government’s attack on the cost of living, as it...

  38. October 28, 2013

    Expect calls for bigger pay rises if recovery picks up, says TUC

    Workers will demand higher pay rises if the recovery gathers pace the Trades Union Congress warned, as union leaders tried...

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