Labour's shadow chancellor Ed Balls endured heckling and hostility as he faced up to union members at the TUC conference in Brighton.
London 2012 was a triumph for the left, outgoing union boss Brendan Barber has claimed.
Union leaders are demanding a mass movement against the spending cuts as they meet for the annual TUC conference.
Unions have rejected government proposals to force young people to remain in education until the age of 18.
The new president of the TUC today called on the government to act against rogue bosses and employers who flout their responsibilities to staff.
Trade unions have called on the government to do more to help carers in the work force.
A new hotline has been launched to help NHS workers report and tackle racism.
The TUC agreed today to seek assurances from the government that arts funding will not be cut further as a result of the 2012 Olympics.
Unions have called for the government to prioritise life-long learning to boost skills.
TUC delegates today voted to lobby the government to hold a referendum on the EU treaty.
John Hutton has urged unions to put confrontation and conflict behind them and work with the government to boost economic growth and protect vulnerable workers.
Unions were today urged to work with the government in protecting vulnerable workers.
Prison officers should have the right to strike, the TUC agreed today.
Unions have been urged to embrace rather than "push back against the forces of globalisation" by attempting to regulate multi-national companies.
Unions have called for greater transparency and regulation of private equity firms.
Union activists have warned the government's plans to reduce carbon emissions by 60 per cent before 2050 will not be adequate to stem global warming.
The government finally moved to counter David Cameron's warnings of anarchy in the UK today, with the declaration "Britain isn't broken".
Migrant workers coming to the UK will be encouraged to join a trade union, the home secretary said today.
Work and pensions secretary Peter Hain today promised redress for the victims of collapsed pension schemes.
Unions have backed calls for coordinated action over the government's below inflation pay deals for public sector workers.
Tax loopholes allow the super rich to "float free" from the concerns and pressures affecting the rest of society, the leader of the TUC said yesterday.
Brendan Barber, general secretary of the TUC, played down press speculation that unions are heading for a clash with Gordon Brown by warmly welcoming the new prime minister to this year's gathering of the trade unions.
Brendan Barber opened this year's TUC congress with a call for a new national consensus working towards economic prosperity for all.
Gordon Brown promised to maximise British workforce skills today in his first speech to the trade unions as prime minister.
The government cannot address affordable housing without guaranteeing decent pay, union leaders warned Gordon Brown today.