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Planned holiday increase will benefit two million employees
Plans to increase holiday leave for around two million full time employees next year will bring huge benefits to workers and employers alike, says the TUC today (Wednesday) in its submission to the Government's consultation on increasing the UK's statutory minimum annual leave.
13 September 2006

TUC welcomes proposals for extra holidays for UK workers
Commenting on the publication today (Tuesday) of a Government consultation document that will see UK workers get to take paid leave for bank holidays in addition to their statutory 20 days' annual leave, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:
13 June 2006

SERTUC takes the next step in the campaign for a ‘Trade Union Freedom Bill'
SERTUC has published today, (10 May), a briefing on the need for a Trade Union Freedom Bill on our website. This follows the successful national march and rally on May Day in London and the invitation to John Hendy QC, Chair of the Institute of Employment Rights, to address the SERTUC Annual General Meeting, which was held on Saturday 6 May, at Congress House, in London.
10 May 2006

Trade Union Freedom Bill
The Fairness at Work Composite Resolution adopted at Congress 2005 called on the General Council to support a Trade Union Freedom Bill. This briefing sets out proposals for legal reform.
PDF version available for download
8 March 2006

Drive to cut business regulation rings 'alarm bells'
Commenting on the announcement today of a DTI ‘simplification plan' to reduce employer regulation TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said: “This review is likely to set alarm bells ringing among unions, advice agencies and all those who have to deal with the victims of bad employment practices.
29 November 2005

welcome for government move on off shore working time
Following Employment Relations Minister Gerry Sutcliffe's statement today saying that he is minded to change the law to clarify that off shore workers are covered by the Working Time Directive, Brendan Barber TUC General Secretary said: “The TUC and its affiliated unions covering offshore workers – Amicus, GMB, NUMAST, RMT and the T&G - welcome the Minister taking action on this issue.
14 September 2005

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