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The TUC conducts regular analysis of the UK labour market. Here you will find our latest research. You can find older material using the search facilities. Our wider economic research can be found here and our work on partnership and the stakeholding economy here.


The most recent documents available on this subject are:

What do workers want? - an agenda from the workplace for the workplace
'What workers want' is based on an extensive YouGov poll of more than 2,500 people at work in Britain
PDF version available for download
2 September 2008

Disease of long hours working leaps by 59,000 in the East of England in just one year
In 2008, 15.5 percent of all workers in the East of England worked more than 48 hours per week, increasing from 13.4 per cent in 2007. This means that the total number of employees in the East of England working excessively long hours leapt to 374,000. And the rate of increase of long hours working in the East of England was the sharpest increase in the UK.
6 June 2008

Disease of long hours working leaps by 77,000 in London in just one year
In 2008, 17.1 percent of all workers in London worked more than 48 hours per week, increasing from 15.1 per cent in 2007. This means that the total number of employees in London working excessively long hours leapt to 536,000. And the rate of increase of long hours working in London was almost the sharpest increase in the UK, only the East of England was worse
6 June 2008

TUC presents vulnerable worker report to PM
The TUC Commission on Vulnerable Employment this afternoon met the Prime Minister to present the Commission's final report to the Government. The Commission, which was chaired by TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber, included leading employers and civil society representatives alongside senior trade unionists. The report, which was produced on 7 May, highlighted the gross exploitation and abuse found among an estimated 2 million workers in the UK today.
4 June 2008

TUC on agency workers agreement
The TUC Executive today (Tuesday) agreed a proposed joint statement with the Government and the CBI on agency workers, subject to agreement by the TUC General Council, which meets later this week.
20 May 2008

TUC welcomes minister's decision to drop ‘workfare' from welfare reform package
Responding to the Government's proposals for welfare reform, Ready for work: full employment in our generation, announced today (Thursday) by Peter Hain MP, Secretary for Work and Pensions, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:
13 December 2007

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