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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.

Last month the TUC was involved in a roundtable organised by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung London office which discussed how to promote workers’ rights in the debate on EU migration. The event drew on...
Stronger Union : on 05 May 2016 by Rosa Crawford
Yesterday’s monthly Economic Review from the Office for National Statistics presented the latest labour market figures and provided an opportunity to look over the medium term at what is happening in...
ToUChstone - Labour Market: on 05 May 2016 by Richard Exell
At the end of March the ONS released their latest Quarterly national accounts. The stats indicated that household savings are at a fifty year low. A new figure released today indicates that savings...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 04 May 2016 by Kam Gill
The House of Lords’ influential European Union Committee has produced another important report ahead of the EU referendum on 23 June. Following their earlier report in March calling for more...
ToUChstone - International: on 04 May 2016 by Owen Tudor
The main workplace rights to be targeted for supporters of Leaving the EU at next month’s referendum are around working time (although protection against discrimination, fairness for agency workers...
ToUChstone - Labour Market: on 03 May 2016 by Owen Tudor
Today GQ Employment Law LLP has issued a report endorsing TUC concerns that Brexit could endanger rights at work. The ’boutique’ law firm suggests that weekly working time limits could...
ToUChstone - EUref: on 03 May 2016 by Owen Tudor
When supporters of tougher immigration controls are asked what system they would introduce, they often point to Australia’s points-based system. I often get the feeling that this is as much an...
ToUChstone blog: on 03 May 2016 by Owen Tudor
We – and colleagues in the Turkish trade union movement – have been writing about the struggles of the Turkish trade union movement on Stronger Unions for years. At one point, things were...
Stronger unions - Global Solidarity: on 03 May 2016 by Owen Tudor
The TUC has supported a letter this 1 May calling on the Iranian government to release two Iranian teacher union leaders and scores of other jailed trade unionists as part of a general call “to...
Stronger unions - Global Solidarity: on 02 May 2016 by Owen Tudor
We’re often told that Governments are committed to ‘evidence-based policy making’, although it often seems that it’s the other way round. Now we see, starkly revealed, how far...
ToUChstone - International: on 02 May 2016 by Owen Tudor
On the face of it acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people has never been greater. The passing of legislation ensuring legal parity in marriage for lesbian and gay couples is an...
Stronger Union : on 29 April 2016 by Huma Munshi
This week saw the latest skirmish in the battle against the Trade Union Bill. Through cross-party working in Parliament and campaigning hard across the country, we have forced the Government into...
Stronger Union : on 29 April 2016 by Angela Eagle
Yesterday tens of thousands of trade unionists took part in activities to commemorate those who died through work. The theme of Workers Memorial Day was “strong laws, strong enforcement , strong...
Stronger unions - Health and safety: on 29 April 2016 by Hugh Robertson
A report released this week by NIESR identifies low pay and precarious contracts as one of the key reason more local workers do not take up jobs in the hospitality, food processing and construction...
ToUChstone - International: on 28 April 2016 by Rosa Crawford
Mahdi Abu Dheeb, the leader of the Bahrain Teachers Association (BTA) was freed on 5th April 2016 from a Bahraini jail after serving five years. He was jailed by a military court in 2011, accused of...
Stronger unions - Global Solidarity: on 28 April 2016 by Abdullah Muhsin
It’s been a difficult 10 months since the Government introduced the Trade Union Bill. The co-ordinated campaign against these damaging proposals has taken a huge effort from across the union movement...
Frances O'Grady - Touchstone: on 27 April 2016 by Frances O'Grady
This morning the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) gave its assessment of the impact of Brexit on the UK. The economic consequences of Brexit: a taxing decision adds the...
ToUChstone - EUref: on 27 April 2016 by Owen Tudor
GDP Headlines: With statistics released today showing that GDP increased by a paltry 0.4 per cent in the first quarter of 2016, evidence suggests that a strong and secure economy is still a long way...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 27 April 2016 by Florence Bates
Graduate employment statistics released today indicate that in 2015 the percentage of graduates in high-skill (i.e. graduate) employment was only 66.2 per cent, meaning just over a third of graduates...
ToUChstone blog: on 26 April 2016 by Kam Gill
The fallacy of Brexit campaigners claim that the EU is preventing the UK from taking action against China dumping cheap steel has been exposed with the government’s announcement today that its...
ToUChstone - International: on 25 April 2016 by Rosa Crawford