Frances O'Grady

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A no-deal Brexit would be devastating for jobs and the UK economy – and after the election result, the prime minister has no mandate for it.feedback
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Jun 22 2017 Brexit
The latest quote from Frances O'Grady is: “A good Brexit deal for working people means tariff-free and barrier-free trade with Europe. And it means a level playing field for workers' rights written into the Brexit deal. That deal must protect all current rights and make sure hardworking Brits do not miss out on new protections enjoyed by EU workers in future.”. It comes from the One year on from Brexit vote: business's winners and losers article. You’ll find on this page 27 articles with Frances O'Grady quoted on topics such as Europe, envy and service. Frances O'Grady has been quoted 42 times in 27 articles.
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May 16 2017

Working people are still £20 a week worse off, on average, than they were before the crash. That's why living standards must be a key battleground at this election. All the parties need to explain how they'll create better-paid jobs, especially in the parts of the UK that need them most.feedback

May 14 2017

I don't think it's going to be good enough at this stage to talk about reviewing things or developing things. I don't think that's going to cut much ice.feedback

May 11 2017

Let's not pretend that life at the sharp end of the labour market is getting easier. There is growing evidence of firms employing staff on short-hours contracts to avoid the bad PR associated with zero-hours jobs. These contracts guarantee as little as one hour a week, and like zero-hours contracts leave workers at the beck and call of their bosses.feedback

May 11 2017

While it's good that some companies are moving away from using them, there are a staggering 1.7m zero-hours contracts still in use. Let's not pretend that life at the sharp end of the labour market is getting easier. There is growing evidence of firms employing staff on short-hours contracts to avoid the bad PR associated with zero-hours jobs. These contracts guarantee as little as one hour a week and, like zero-hours contracts, leave workers at the beck and call of their bosses.feedback

Apr 28 2017 - London

This analysis shows that, with London and the south-east dominating economic growth, too many people are missing out on the chance of a decent job just because of where they live. That's not sustainable, and it's why more than ever we need an industrial strategy that delivers good jobs where they're needed most. Britain needs great jobs – and all the political parties must explain in their manifestos how they will deliver growth in every corner of the country, not just the capital.feedback

Apr 26 2017

Under the government's current plans, NHS workers will lose thousands of pounds from their salaries. This is unfair, it will demoralise staff and it will increase the number who decide to quit. We hope all the parties will make an election pledge to scrap the unfair pay restrictions and give our hard-working NHS staff the pay rise they deserve.feedback

Apr 25 2017 - McDonald's

MPs aren't the only ones feeling insecure in their jobs right now. If nothing changes, hundreds of thousands more Brits could be stuck in insecure work, being treated like disposable labour. That's the same as 13 extra Sports Directs, or the entire working population of Sheffield. Paying rent and bills can be a nightmare when you don't know how much you've got coming in each month. And planning childcare is impossible when you're constantly at the beck and call of employers.feedback

Apr 16 2017 - Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement

There is an opportunity to do this one differently, to ensure that workers' rights are seen as a core standards, rather than an add on, that any arbitration mechanism is not only transparent, but fair. I hope people have learnt lessons from trade deals, like TTIP and Ceta, and public concern over arbitration mechanisms. If you are going to have standards for goods and services, why not have standards for labour as well, to make sure there is a level playing field and you don't get competition on the back of workers being treated badly.feedback

Apr 16 2017 - Brexit

She is going to have to have something compelling to inspire confidence that people's lives are going to get better.feedback

Apr 12 2017 - Conservative and Unionist Party

Pay packets are taking a hammering from rising inflation and falling wage growth. We now need urgent action to stop another living standards crisis. Working people will want to know when Theresa May is going to do something to help. We need more investment in skills and infrastructure to build strong foundations for better paid jobs. And it's time to scrap the pay restrictions hitting midwives, teachers and other public servants.feedback

Apr 05 2017 - Uber

These clauses are not legally enforceable but they're being used as a scare tactic to stop workers from challenging bad working conditions. The Government urgently needs to reform employment law so that employers who use these appalling clauses are fined.feedback

Apr 05 2017

British people are fed up with the bad behaviour of big business. Workers are getting a raw deal, and our economy is harmed by short-term thinking in the board room. Reform is badly needed, and the government should take up many of the excellent ideas in this report.feedback

Mar 31 2017

Today's figures should set alarm bells ringing. The last thing our economy needs right now is another consumer debt crisis. People raiding their piggy banks and borrowing more than they can afford is what helped drive the last financial crash.feedback

Mar 23 2017

The UK is in the relegation zone when it comes to decently paid maternity leave. Many European countries offer decent support to new mums. But lots of parents here are forced back to work early to pay the bills. My advice to all new mums is to join a union. It is the best way to improve your pay and conditions.feedback

Mar 21 2017

If the government doesn't wake up, we risk sleepwalking into another living standards crisis. We urgently need more investment in skills and infrastructure to build strong foundations for better-paid jobs. And it's time to scrap the pay restrictions hitting hardworking teachers, nurses and other public servants.feedback

Mar 15 2017

Zero-hours contracts allow bosses to treat workers like disposable labour. If you're on a zero-hours contract you have no guarantee of work from one day to another. Put a foot wrong and you can be let go in a heartbeat. Turn down a shift because your kid's sick and you can be left with little or no work.feedback

Mar 09 2017

We are really a nation of mucus troopers, with people more likely to go to work when ill than stay at home when well. Sickness absence rates have fallen steadily over the past decade, and let's not forget that working people put in billions of pounds' worth of unpaid overtime each year.feedback

Feb 15 2017

With prices rising faster, real pay growth is now slowing down. This will be worrying for families whose have still not seen their living standards recover following the financial crisis.feedback

Jan 03 2017

British commuters are forced to shell out far more on rail fares than others in Europe. Many will look with envy at the cheaper, publicly-owned services on the continent.feedback

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