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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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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
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...
Touchstoneblog - Disability: on 22 May 2015 by Emily Pfefer
Yes, the World Cup, there’s nothing like it. It’s still seven-and-a-half years (now that it’s being played in the winter) until kick-off, but the spotlight is now firmly on Qatar 2022. It’s the one...
ToUChstone - International: on 21 May 2015 by Shane Enright
Tomorrow, Friday 21st of May, Ireland will have a referendum on whether two people of the same gender can marry. It’s the first country in the world to do so, and a long journey from 1995,  ...
ToUChstone - International: on 21 May 2015 by Michael Pidgeon
On Monday, the TUC’s Playfair Qatar campaign joined forces with an eclectic group of campaigners. The ITUC, New FIFA Now and SKINS Official Non-Sponsor, all with a track record of speaking out...
ToUChstone - International: on 20 May 2015 by Stephen Russell
There is a sense in the discussion surrounding the latest inflation figures that those who are less-than-sanguine about the threat of deflation are somehow ignorant or even reckless. Here’s Robert...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 20 May 2015 by Geoff Tily
Lawyers fear that further cuts to criminal legal aid under the new Conservative government will lead to a dramatic decline in the quality of legal representation as well as to miscarriages of...
ToUChstone - Public Services: on 20 May 2015 by Philip Hadley
Using new evidence of the damage to the environment and to human health, the IMF reports that the fossil fuel industries received $4.2 trillion in subsidies in 2011, the latest available figure. The...
ToUChstone - Environment: on 19 May 2015 by Philip Pearson
In April 2015 CPI inflation was minus -0.1 per cent, after two months of zero per cent inflation. ONS have constructed historic data which suggest the last time CPI inflation fell was in March 1960,...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 19 May 2015 by Geoff Tily
FIFA President Sepp Blatter spent a weekend earlier this year with the Emir of Qatar at the Al Bahr palace in Doha. It wasn't his first visit to the Emir’s Palace.
Stronger unions - Global Solidarity: on 18 May 2015 by Sharan Burrow
Last week was Mental Health Awareness Week and it is absolutely right that we need to take the time to think deeply about mental health and what we can do to better support people who are struggling...
Stronger unions - Rights at Work: on 18 May 2015 by Rob Johnston
The UK is now the most unequal country in Europe, in terms of wages and income distribution, according to a new report by the Dublin Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions,...
ToUChstone - Labour Market: on 18 May 2015 by Paul Sellers
Australia is known as a settler nation (although the Australian unions are careful to acknowledge their debt to the people who cared for the land before Europeans arrived.) But more recently, what...
ToUChstone - International: on 18 May 2015 by Owen Tudor
Being a young teacher has it challenges, four in 10 ‘quit’ within a year. But what happens when you are feeling so low and helpless that you contemplate ending it all?
Stronger unions - Rights at Work: on 15 May 2015 by Kris Jones
Bringing back to real pay growth is a necessary condition for achieving sustained and balanced economic growth that gives people at work both a fair reward and the spending power necessary to keep...
ToUChstone - Labour Market: on 15 May 2015 by Paul Sellers