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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, and TUC posts at Left Foot Forward.

Most LGBT+ people aren’t in a union and have little or no idea what unions do. Most LGBT+ people don’t think too much about how we got the rights we now enjoy. And most LGBT+ people (even those...
Stronger Union - LGBT: on 23 February 2017 by Peter Purton
Government plans to bail on a pension promise to 11,000 nuclear decommissioning workers could end up establishing a dangerous precedent for pensions that many more of us rely on. There are many...
ToUChstone - Pensions: on 23 February 2017 by Neil Walsh
The new official GDP figures out today paint a worrying picture for the longer term, despite many of the headlines. Our economy is severely imbalanced – totally reliant on consumer spending to...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 22 February 2017 by Geoff Tily
Will robots take all the jobs? This dystopian question, prompted by the so-called ‘fourth industrial revolution’ – an umbrella term encompassing Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and the ‘Internet of...
ToUChstone - Labour Market: on 21 February 2017 by Tim Page
If dog resemble their owners, do government documents resemble their Ministers? Since entering office less than a year ago Pensions Minister Richard Harrington has appeared to be non-dogmatic,...
ToUChstone - Pensions: on 20 February 2017 by Tim Sharp
Today, Monday 20 February, is UN world day of social justice, with the global theme of preventing conflict and sustaining peace through decent work. So it’s appropriate that grassroots...
Stronger Union : on 19 February 2017 by Owen Tudor
Staff shortages in the NHS are nothing new. It has been a chronic issue affecting the NHS since cuts made to training budgets in 2010 and 2011; heightened by existing pay restraint, staff morale and...
ToUChstone - Public Services: on 17 February 2017 by Amina Khatun
Our economy should work for everyone, but if your pay has stagnated for several years in a row and fixed items of spending keep going up, it doesn’t feel like it’s working for you Theresa May,...
ToUChstone - Public Services: on 17 February 2017 by Matt Dykes
In 2018/19, in real terms, NHS spending is going to go down – 10 years after Lehman brothers and austerity began Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England, wasn’t pulling his punches at the...
ToUChstone - Public Services: on 16 February 2017 by Matt Dykes
So far this week we’ve outlined the main challenges facing the Chancellor as he prepares his budget, and looked at the sharp rise in insecurity at work, and the hole it’s punching in the public...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 16 February 2017 by Kate Bell

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