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blogsThis page brings together the latest posts from across a number of TUC blogs and blogs to which the TUC contributes. It includes:
Frances O'Grady at CommentIsFree, ToUChstone blog, Stronger Unions, workSMART blog, Going To Work blog, Age Immaterial and TUC posts at Amnesty blogs and Left Foot Forward.

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Are you going to be in Edinburgh on Friday evening? Know anyone who will be? We need people who care about the exploitation being suffered by migrant workers in Qatar to help us protest at the...
Stronger unions - Global Solidarity: on 01 June 2015 by Stephen Russell
Over the past year official statistics have shown growth in the manufacturing sector steadily slowing to a near halt, with in 2015Q1 quarterly growth only just above zero at 0.1 per cent. Today two...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 01 June 2015 by Geoff Tily
  Meeting to discuss the Fourth Railway Package in Brussels, European Parliament On 28 May representatives from rail unions, the rail industry, policy makers and legal experts met in Brussels to...
Action For Rail: on 01 June 2015 by Sharon
The popular outcry against Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS), the element of trade deals which gives foreign investors a privileged route to claim compensation for measures they claim cost...
ToUChstone - International: on 31 May 2015 by Owen Tudor
The international trade committee of the European Parliament (known as INTA) adopted a report yesterday on the controversial EU-US trade deal known as TTIP (Trans-Atlantic Trade & Investment...
Stronger unions - Global Solidarity: on 29 May 2015 by Owen Tudor
Policy makers, legal experts and rail trade unions met in Brussels yesterday (28 May) to discuss how Europe’s decision makers can learn from the experiences of Britain and Sweden on the railways. The...
Action For Rail: on 29 May 2015 by Philip Hadley
GDP figures today are not exactly straightforward to unravel. The headline messages are the same as last month. Quarterly growth in 2015Q1 was unrevised at 0.3%, down from 0.6% in Q4. Compared with a...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 28 May 2015 by Geoff Tily
Today measures for a new Immigration Bill were announced in the Queen’s Speech.  The Bill sets out a fundamentally contradictory position, first aired by David Cameron in a speech last week, that you...
ToUChstone - International: on 27 May 2015 by Rosa Crawford
The Queen’s Speech today was silent on the hugely important issue of the negotiating strategy the government intends to pursue ahead of the EU referendum, and few other questions were answered...
ToUChstone - International: on 27 May 2015 by Owen Tudor
Last year I wrote about the dangers to health and safety from the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) where the European Commission and US Government want to reduce “barriers” to...
Stronger unions - Health and safety: on 27 May 2015 by Hugh Robertson
Right to Buy likely to go wrong Worryingly the Queen’s Speech confirms that there will be a bill to extend the Right to Buy to tenants in Housing Associations.  The TUC opposes this measure on...
ToUChstone - Society and Welfare: on 27 May 2015 by Paul Sellers
Rail privatisation was promoted in the early 1990s in the UK with promises of a better, cheaper service for rail users and reduced taxpayer subsidy. Private rail companies, it was argued, would bring...
Action For Rail: on 27 May 2015 by Philip Hadley
The new government starts work with commitments to benefit cuts that will be difficult to deliver but politically impossible to avoid. All the options open to the government will cause serious...
ToUChstone - Society and Welfare: on 27 May 2015 by Richard Exell
Tomorrow’s Queen’s Speech will announce an EU referendum bill which will be published on Thursday (although the issue of who gets to vote was trailed over the weekend.) Last Friday, the...
ToUChstone - International: on 26 May 2015 by Owen Tudor
Last week, European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans launched a ‘better regulation’ initiative. Once you’ve lived through a few dozen of these, you do get a bit jaundiced...
ToUChstone - International: on 25 May 2015 by Owen Tudor
When ISIS takes over a city like Ramadi, near Baghdad in Iraq, the news bulletins are full of discussion about the future of Iraq, who’s to blame for the ISIS advance, how to reverse it and the...
Stronger unions - Global Solidarity: on 25 May 2015 by Owen Tudor
Tomorrow, foreign ministers from across the EU will be meeting and will consider what to do about Europe’s pledge on overseas aid. For the first time, the British minister will be attending...
ToUChstone - International: on 25 May 2015 by Owen Tudor
This week Members of the European Parliament have condemned Africa’s last feudal dictatorship in Swaziland for its repression of trade union and human rights. One of the authors of their...
Stronger unions - Global Solidarity: on 24 May 2015 by Owen Tudor
The Swazi people experience some of the most horrid living conditions on the planet. Under King Mswati II’s absolute rule, very low living standards have become even lower, very high AIDS/HIV...
ToUChstone - International: on 24 May 2015 by Judith Kirton-Darling
The TUC released a comprehensive report today revealing just how little progress for disabled people in the workforce was achieved under the 2010-15 government. The headline employment and...
ToUChstone - Labour Market: on 22 May 2015 by Emily Pfefer