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Rail privatisation has failed to deliver for rail users, has cost taxpayers huge sums of money, and brought in little private sector investment.
Research published by the TUC suggests that almost 4 in 5 of 18-34 year olds could not afford to live in London away from home to become even unpaid interns.
Trade unions are unimpressed by the 'aspirational' rhetoric of Chancellor George Osborne, saying that hard budget facts undermine his claims.
One in five British children are living below the poverty line, with almost half under the threshold in some areas, according to new research.
Trade Union Congress General Secretary Frances O'Grady has warned of the threat to education from increasing privatisation and continuing austerity.
Figures released this week from the ONS show that more than one in three people have no savings to cope with unexpected emergencies.
The average worker will lose around £6,000 by 2014 as a result of wages failing to keep pace with rising prices, according to new analysis.
New Trades Union Congress General Secretary Frances O'Grady says the welfare benefits uprating cap is unfair and a big political risk for the government.
Ministers should not assume that voters will continue to back their attack on benefits if they find out the facts, new opinion research suggests.
As people prepare to return to work after the New Year, rail campaigners warn that commuters face inflation-busting fare increases and service cuts.