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TUC calls for better pay deals for employees, could spread to graduate roles

Published: Wednesday, 23 February 2011   Category: All Graduate job news

University-leavers looking for graduate opportunities this year, may find that the pay deals are better than they would have been this year, if the recommendations of a worker's organisation are heeded.

The Trades Union Congress (TUC), which represents many of the United Kingdom's trade unions, warned that a "stable and secure recovery" could be put at risk unless employees get better deals.

At an event called The Pay Challenge in 2011, Frances O'Grady, deputy general secretary of the organisation, warned that "stagnant wages" for employees were part of the problem that led to the economic downturn.

"Over the past three decades, the share of GDP going into workers' pay packets has been in decline," she said.

"Unless this trend is reversed, we risk a repeat of the economic turmoil of recent years."

The High Fliers research company released the Graduate Market Report in 2011 last month. In the report, the organisation revealed that graduate starting salaries are expected to remain unchanged, compared to 2010 levels.

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