From the TUC

Rosa Crawford's Articles

Chancellor should ensure more money for a fairer deal on migration

22 Nov 2016, by in International

Yesterday the TUC released a report calling on the Chancellor to use the Autumn Financial Statement on Wednesday to significantly increase the amount going to a Migration Impacts Fund so that areas that have experienced industrial decline, cuts to services and significant recent increases in migration receive additional funds. The TUC is calling for a significantly expanded…

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Belgium must vote no tomorrow to stop CETA

17 Oct 2016, by in International

Tomorrow trade ministers from EU countries will meet in Luxembourg at the Foreign Affairs Council  where they are due to decide whether to approve the EU-Canada trade deal known as CETA. The TUC and unions across the EU and Canada are calling for governments to oppose the deal. A ‘joint declaration’ (that has been hastily rewritten…

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Lord Price, show CETA the door at Bratislava castle

22 Sep 2016, by in International

Today Lord Price, the UK’s minister for trade, starts two days of meetings with ministers across the EU in Bratislava castle and the EU-Canada trade deal (CETA) is top of the agenda. This week the TUC General Secretary wrote to Trade Secretary Liam Fox calling for the UK government to oppose CETA and for Lord Price to make this clear…

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Tackling teacher shortages is not only about migration policy

15 Sep 2016, by in International

The TUC has submitted evidence to the Migration Advisory Committee’s review of teacher shortages, highlighting that shortages that are currently being experienced in primary and secondary schools across the country require urgent action by the government. Migrant workers play an important role as teachers in schools here, with one in six new teachers entering the profession…

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Even with Brexit deal unknown, the government can act now to manage migration better

04 Aug 2016, by in International

While there is still considerable uncertainty about whether or how free movement will feature in any Brexit negotiation, there are many actions the government could take right now which would tackle the negative impact poorly implemented migration policies, particularly when combined with poor regulation in the labour market and cuts to essential services, have had on communities. We’ve…

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