From the TUC

Why insecurity at work doesn’t need to be the new normal

Kate Bell

03 May 2017, by in Economics

New research we’ve published today, commissioned from the National Institute for Economic and Social Research, shows that insecure work isn’t inevitable. The rise and rise of insecure work in the UK is sometimes treated as a natural consequence of technological and social change. The development of online platforms has made it easier for employers to parcel…




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Rights at work – this May Day, it’s all happening at once

Owen Tudor

30 Apr 2017, by in Politics

You wait for years for the needs of working people to become the focus of political attention and then suddenly everybody’s interested. The onset of the General Election campaign has coincided with the beginning of Brexit negotiations and the long overdue dawning of understanding at the highest reaches of the European Union that working people are disillusioned…




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What we want from the Busses Bill wash up

Kam Gill

25 Apr 2017, by in Public services

The Bus Services Bill  is due to complete its passage through parliament this week, because of the election it will be agreed through wash up. It was initially due to enter Ping Pong on April 26 following its third reading in the Commons. The snap election called  last week means that the bill has to…




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Too early to call time on the consumer spending boom

Geoff Tily

22 Apr 2017, by in Economics

Retail sales have seen their worst decline since 2010. But rising consumer credit figures suggest we’re not at the end of the consumer spending boom just yet. Retail sales volumes declined by -1.4% in the first quarter of 2017, the worse quarterly decline since the first quarter of 2010  (itself the worst quarterly decline on…




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