Frances O’Grady – My impression is that most…

My impression is that most women public service workers have a long fuse. Precisely because…


“My impression is that most women public service workers have a long fuse. Precisely because they care so deeply about services, more than anyone, they still want to find a sensible and fair negotiated agreement. But their patience has run out.”
-Frances O’Grady

Frances O’Grady – The TUC’s new slogan ‘a…

The TUC’s new slogan ‘a future that works’ sets a profound challenge. Austerity and rapid…


“The TUC’s new slogan ‘a future that works’ sets a profound challenge. Austerity and rapid deficit reduction is failing in its own terms, but even at its best it is short-sighted, muddle-through politics with no vision of a new economic model.”
-Frances O’Grady

Frances O’Grady – As long as the number…

As long as the number one worry for people, keeping them up at nights, is…


“As long as the number one worry for people, keeping them up at nights, is whether they’re going to have a job in the morning, then they are less likely to resist unfair changes, or unfair treatment, or cuts in real pay at work.”
-Frances O’Grady

Frances O’Grady – All the evidence shows very…

All the evidence shows very clearly that if you are a member of a trade…


“All the evidence shows very clearly that if you are a member of a trade union you are likely to get better pay, more equal pay, better health and safety, more chance to get training, more chance to have conditions of work that help if you have caring responsibilities… the list goes on!”
-Frances O’Grady

Frances O’Grady – RFK was a compelling figure…

RFK was a compelling figure because he was willing to challenge his audiences, and in…


“RFK was a compelling figure because he was willing to challenge his audiences, and in turn connect with them in a unique way. Kennedy showed that our values define us and can inspire others to believe in the possibility of change and a better society.”
-Frances O’Grady