Trade unions need to reinvent themselves in the eyes of the public as organisations that are not about strikes and industrial disputes but about helping the economy to grow, the outgoing head of the Trades Union Congress has warned.
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Friday 24 June 2011
Aviva has sold its RAC business for £1bn to Carlyle Group, the private equity firm, as the insurance giant focuses on its main savings and insurance operations.
Saturday 18 June 2011
Talks aimed at averting a wave of strikes in the autumn were on a knife-edge last night after the Government repeated its warning that most public sector workers would have to work longer and pay more towards their retirement.
Friday 17 June 2011
Union leaders threatened to walk away from talks over pensions reform today after the Government detailed plans to require most public sector employees to work longer and pay more for less generous entitlements in retirement.
Wednesday 15 June 2011
The Government today welcomed an "encouraging" fall in unemployment and a rise in jobs although unions expressed concern about huge cuts among the public sector workforce.
Monday 13 June 2011
Health experts welcomed today's report but unions said the "NHS privatisation programme is still on track".
Tuesday 31 May 2011
The economic crisis has had little effect on the pay of top executives of FTSE 100 companies in Britain, who saw their median pay increase by 32 per cent in the last year to an average of £3.5m.
Friday 27 May 2011
Bonus payments have bounced back after the recession, with billions of pounds being paid out, according to a report today.
Monday 16 May 2011
David Cameron warned today that the Government's NHS reforms were essential to avert a £20 billion funding shortfall by 2015.
Wednesday 11 May 2011
The Bank of England braced the country for weaker growth today as rocketing energy bills and tough Government cuts continue to squeeze household spending.
Wednesday 13 April 2011
The Government said that unemployment was moving in the "right direction" despite an increase in the number of people on Jobseeker's Allowance and a youth jobless total of almost a million.
Friday 08 April 2011
The national minimum wage is to increase by 15p to £6.08 per hour from October. The below inflation rise of 2.5 per cent, which matches the recommendation of the Low Pay Commission, was criticised as "modest" by TUC general secretary Brendan Barber.
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