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  • Decent Jobs Week runs from 15 to 21 Dec, and starts with the release of The Decent Work Deficit, the latest TUC report highlighting the increasingly casualised – and often exploitative – working...
    15th December 2014
  • Fed a relentless drip-drip of ‘benefit cheat’ stories from politicians and the media, it’s easy to see why voters think big cuts can be made to welfare without threatening the basic principles of the...
    9th December 2014
  • If you are an expectant father or the partner of someone due to give birth or adopt a child, do make sure you check out the latest advice and information on paternity rights, hot off the TUC presses...
    8th December 2014
  • We've just published the latest information on maternity rights. As we blogged earlier this week, it’s as vital as ever for women expecting children, already on maternity leave or returning to work,...
    4th December 2014
  • The findings of ‘The Pregnancy Test,’ a new report by the TUC into the treatment of pregnant women and new mothers at work are far from positive. Government and employers must do a lot more to...
    2nd December 2014
  • Government plans under the new benefits system Universal Credit will make people who lose their job wait at least five weeks, instead of two, before they get a benefit cheque. They risk rent arrears...
    27th November 2014
  • Last quarter, the UK saw the lowest level of unemployment since 2008. That’s good, right? Scratch the surface and you find another record:  five million workers struggling on or near Minimum Wage...
    5th November 2014
  • Watch this short video to understand the effect of low wages on the lives of Sandra and Abdul, just two of the five million-plus UK workers now struggling to get by on rock-bottom pay – and the...
    5th November 2014
  • As the government continues to resist calls for fair pay from thousands of struggling British public sector workers, Living Wage Week (3 – 9 November) is an opportunity to celebrate the employers...
    3rd November 2014
  • Commute times have started to creep up again after a short fall during the recession, according to a new TUC analysis of official figures published today to coincide with the end of Commute Smart...
    15th November 2013

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