Government urged to abandon austerity drive

New TUC chief Frances O'Grady, has urged the Government to change course and abandon its austerity programme, while promoting a new industrial policy.

The country needs a "laser-like" focus on creating decent jobs and apprenticeships, especially in parts of the country that need them most, she said.

Workers should be given a say over top pay through employee representation on remuneration committees and there should be a debate about economic democracy, or "worker voice".

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TUC attacks 'vicious' cuts

The new leader of the TUC has launched a strong attack on the Government for its "vicious spiral" of spending cuts which are hitting low-paid workers and jobseekers.