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UK investment in tech and transport among world's worst, says TUC

UK investment in tech and transport among world's worst, says TUC

Study will put pressure on Philip Hammond to boost spending across public and private sectors in autumn statementBritain ranks among the worst performers in the developed world for spending on new
The Guardian view on employment law: an overhaul is needed | Editorial

The Guardian view on employment law: an overhaul is needed | Editorial

Too many employees are no longer protected by a legal system designed for a different ageOur report that a well-qualified academic once earned so little on his casual contract that he had to
The Guardian view on employment law: an overhaul is needed | Editorial

The Guardian view on employment law: an overhaul is needed | Editorial

Too many employees are no longer protected by a legal system designed for a different ageOur report that a well-qualified academic once earned so little on his casual contract that he had to
Working people need fairer share of economic gains, says TUC head

Working people need fairer share of economic gains, says TUC head

Frances O’Grady calls for ‘new bargain’ and warns of threat to workers’ rights from BrexitWorking people in Britain must get a “new bargain” in 2017 that gives them a fairer share of the country’s
UK inflation hits two-year high of 1.6%

UK inflation hits two-year high of 1.6%

Air fares, imported raw materials, food and petrol price rises plus Brexit-fuelled fall in pound will squeeze family finances in 2017Inflation has jumped to the highest rate for two-and-a-half years,
Booming gig economy costs £4bn in lost tax and benefit payouts, says TUC

Booming gig economy costs £4bn in lost tax and benefit payouts, says TUC

Study shows low-paid self-employment and zero-hours contracts costing exchequer £75m a week – a quarter of England’s weekly social care budgetThe rapid rise in insecure work in the UK is costing the
UK employment growth driven by foreign nationals, figures show

UK employment growth driven by foreign nationals, figures show

Jobs data show workers face rising costs and static pay, and no indication of Brexit vote triggering exodus of EU labourThe vast majority of employment growth was driven by non-UK nationals in the
Rising food and fuel prices hoist UK inflation rate to 2.3%

Rising food and fuel prices hoist UK inflation rate to 2.3%

Standard of living fears build as wage growth slows and inflation leaps from 1.8% in January to highest level since September 2013Rising food and fuel prices pushed Britain’s inflation rate to 2.3%
TUC chief calls for changes to post-Brexit trade dispute court

TUC chief calls for changes to post-Brexit trade dispute court

Frances O’Grady says Brexit talks can stop EU’s arbitration court treating workers and consumers as second-class citizensA post-Brexit trade deal should be governed by a new court system that is
UK economy is being sucked into London and south-east, says TUC

UK economy is being sucked into London and south-east, says TUC

Unions say industrial strategy now more important than ever as two regions will account for 40% of GDP by 2022The TUC has called on political parties to spell out plans to spread prosperity to all
UK pay growth outlook is 'among gloomiest in advanced economies'

UK pay growth outlook is 'among gloomiest in advanced economies'

Only Greece, Italy and Austria are forecast to suffer bigger falls in real wages by end of 2018, analysis findsThe prospects for pay growth in the UK are among the gloomiest in advanced economies,
Number of zero-hours contracts stalls at 'staggering' 1.7m

Number of zero-hours contracts stalls at 'staggering' 1.7m

ONS statistics suggest faltering popularity in UK, but campaigners warn of rise of short-hours contracts for workersGrowth in zero-hours contracts has stalled in the UK, according to the latest
Lower fuel prices slow pace of UK inflation

Lower fuel prices slow pace of UK inflation

CPI drop to 2.6% provides some relief for cash-strapped consumers, but concern grows over living standards squeezeInflation fell unexpectedly in June for the first time in nine months as lower fuel
UK to sink to the bottom of OECD wage growth index in 2018

UK to sink to the bottom of OECD wage growth index in 2018

British workers to be worse off among wealthy nations as Brexit inflation diminishes pay, TUC analysis show Britain is set to have the worst wage growth of any wealthy nation next year, ranking behind
UK to sink to the bottom of OECD wage growth index in 2018

UK to sink to the bottom of OECD wage growth index in 2018

British workers to be worse off among wealthy nations as Brexit inflation diminishes pay, TUC analysis show Britain is set to have the worst wage growth of any wealthy nation next year, ranking behind
Rail fares: unions and Labour condemn 'staggering' increase

Rail fares: unions and Labour condemn 'staggering' increase

Prices will rise by 3.4% on average, sparking protests at dozens of train stations as ‘passengers pay more for less’Labour and trade unions have condemned “staggering” annual increases to rail fares,
Adapt or die: a new breed of trade union can save the fossils of old | John Harris

Adapt or die: a new breed of trade union can save the fossils of old | John Harris

Fast, loud and agile unions working at the frontiers of precarious employment are setting the pace for the futureThere is a group of organisations in this country whose most senior roles are almost
Raise UK household incomes by ending austerity, say Fabians

Raise UK household incomes by ending austerity, say Fabians

Labour MPs co-author report urging public investment and a bigger role for unions Stronger trade unions, improved regional policy and an end to austerity should form part of a plan to return growth in
TUC rally demands 'new deal' for workers and public services

TUC rally demands 'new deal' for workers and public services

Government must change course or face strikes, unions say at London’s biggest march in yearsThe government faced calls for a major change of direction on public services, pay and jobs on Saturday as
Donald Trump to be met by protests at each stage of UK visit

Donald Trump to be met by protests at each stage of UK visit

‘Angry Trump baby balloon’ mascot for London action, with protests happening across UKCampaign groups and trade unions have organised a schedule of protests to follow Donald Trump on his visit to the