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Frances O'Grady: How can workers defend their interests?

As rising inflation eats into wages, and machine learning and the gig economy transform the world of work, how do workers defend their interests? Stephen Sackur speaks to Frances O’Grady, General Secretary of the UK’s Trades Union Congress.
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TUC: Frances O'Grady to quit as leader after nine years

Frances O'Grady is to step down as general secretary of the Trades Union Congress after nine years in post. Ms O'Grady said leading the UK's trade union movement had been "the greatest honour of my life". On election in 2013, she became the first woman to lead the TUC -...

Frances O’Grady quits the TUC after nine years

The general secretary of the Trade Unions Congress (TUC) is to step down after nine years at the helm.Frances O’Grady said she will leave her post at the end of the year, with a replacement elected at the TUC’s annual meeting in September.The trade union chief was first elected to the position in 2013, making her the first woman to hold the role in the organisation’s history.I’ll be standing down as TUC general secretary at the end of the yearLeading the UK’s trade union movement has been the greatest honour of my life My thanks to all our reps...

Frances O’Grady: The UK needs the ambition of Biden’s $1.9tn stimulus plan

The head of the Trades Union Congress, Frances O’Grady, has called for a “Biden boost” for Britain’s Covid-battered economy, along the lines of the US president’s ambitious $1.9tn (£1.4tn) stimulus plan. In an exclusive interview with The Independent to mark the anniversary of the job-protecting furlough scheme, which she played a key role in constructing, Ms O’Grady said: “We need the ambition of the US scheme but also the values. “It’s not just morally right; it’s economically literate. If I’ve learned anything in life, if you give to the rich, they’ll hold on to the money. If you give to...