Frances O'Grady

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Union heads respond angrily to Liz Truss’s claim UK workers lack ‘graft’
TUC’s Frances O’Grady says employees need a pay rise not ‘a lecture on working harder’

Pippa Crerar Political editor

17, Aug, 2022 @3:56 PM

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Government urged to classify Covid as an occupational disease
TUC calls on Department for Work and Pensions to make move to help workers access key benefits

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

14, Aug, 2022 @11:01 PM

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UK energy bills ‘set to cost two months’ wages’, ministers warned
TUC calls for October energy price cap rise to be cancelled as chancellor tells firms to invest ‘extraordinary profits’

Jessica Elgot, Alex Lawson and Ben Quinn

11, Aug, 2022 @11:01 PM

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TUC names ex-call centre worker Paul Nowak next general secretary
New leader will take over from Frances O’Grady when she retires after 10 years

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

12, Jul, 2022 @12:17 PM

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Jon Cruddas: ‘Labour party must support’ rail workers in pay dispute
MP says Keir Starmer’s team should not distance themselves from unions but back industrial action to defend living standards

Jon Ungoed-Thomas and Toby Helm

26, Jun, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Boris Johnson is waging culture war against trade unions, warns TUC chief
Frances O’Grady says UK government doesn’t want to avert strikes, it wants to pick fights and sow division

Richard Partington

25, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Ministers press on with ‘cynical’ plan to let agency staff replace striking workers
Unions and recruiters say move would harm relations and point out UK government condemned P&O for doing same thing

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

23, Jun, 2022 @12:25 PM

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Back to union-bashing: government is now openly aggressive | Larry Elliott
Spirit of consensus has gone as ministers seek a scapegoat for the stagflation affecting the economy

Larry Elliott Economics editor

23, Jun, 2022 @11:01 AM

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Government plan to tempt UK back to trains dismissed as gimmick
Labour and unions say ‘Great British Rail sale’ will do nothing for commuters who have suffered steep fare rises

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

18, Apr, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Rishi Sunak breaks silence with ‘unreserved apology’; Boris Johnson says he has paid Partygate fine – as it happened
Latest updates: Chancellor and PM’s wife, Carrie Johnson, also said to have paid fines for lockdown breaches

Tom Ambrose (now) and Andrew Sparrow (earlier)

12, Apr, 2022 @9:05 PM

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Frances O’Grady: the TUC boss who pushed the cause of women
The head of the TUC, who retires in December, leaves a union movement stronger for her place in it

Phillip Inman

12, Apr, 2022 @3:51 PM

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Frances O’Grady to stand down as TUC leader at end of year
Federation’s general secretary, in post since 2013, is ‘proud of what we achieved during the pandemic’

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

12, Apr, 2022 @10:31 AM

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