TUC outlines priorities for 2013

New chief Frances O'Grady has outlined the TUC's three top priorities for the year ahead, reports the Mirror;

  • Urge the government to abandon the austerity measures and cuts and put investment in jobs and growth first.
  • Create a long-term vision for the economy with a new industrial policy and forge a laser-like focus on the need to create decent jobs and apprenticeships.
  • Build a fair society – with the poorest paid the Living Wage, more done to stop tax avoidance and evasion, and workers’ given a say on bosses’ pay.

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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.