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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.

A recent TUC survey showed that 92% of workplaces with union health and safety representatives have some form of occupational health provision. This is well above the national average, where it is...
Stronger unions - Health and safety: on 29 September 2016 by Hugh Robertson
The precarious condition of the global economy is back in the spotlight. Last week the OECD issued their interim economic outlook, headed: “global growth warning: weak trade, financial distortions’....
ToUChstone - Economy: on 28 September 2016 by Geoff Tily
Theresa May says ‘Brexit means Brexit’, yet no one knows what Brexit will look like. The lack of a plan has caused unprecedented levels of political and economic uncertainty. It has also cast doubt...
ToUChstone - Environment: on 28 September 2016 by Seb Dance
Yesterday we received the awful news that another Somalian trade unionist had been murdered. Our colleagues in Mogadishu, from the ITUC-affiliated FESTU, reported that Brother Abdiasis Mohamed Ali, a...
Stronger unions - Global Solidarity: on 28 September 2016 by Owen Tudor
This latest disaster in Bangladesh exposes poor governance and the desperate need for union involvement in keeping workers safe. The death of 34 workers at a Bangladesh factory last week, the country...
Stronger unions - Global Solidarity: on 23 September 2016 by Stephen Russell
On Friday Lord Price, the UK’s minister for trade, will meet with ministers across the EU in Bratislava castle and the EU-Canada trade deal (CETA) is top of the agenda. This week the TUC General...
ToUChstone - International: on 22 September 2016 by Rosa Crawford
The NHS funding crisis is well documented – descriptions of ambulances queuing to get into A&E, drastic cuts to budgets and the unprecedented numbers of NHS providers in the red (to name but a...
ToUChstone - Public Services: on 22 September 2016 by Kathryn Mackridge
Economic commentators have been kept busy today by a welter of publications. The ONS published their brief assessment of the post Brexit economy (Summary – the UK economy appears to have weathered...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 21 September 2016 by Kate Bell
Action for Rail will be hosting a fringe event at Labour’s Annual Conference 2016 in Liverpool. “Labour and the Public Ownership of Rail” argues that privatisation is failing to...
Action For Rail: on 21 September 2016 by Kathryn Mackridge
Despite the Prime Minister’s mantra that “Brexit means Brexit”, the UK is still engaged in negotiating so-called trade deals as part of the EU, so yesterday, the TUC sent a small...
Stronger Union - EUref: on 21 September 2016 by Owen Tudor
Every two years the TUC asks trade union health and safety representatives about the issues that affect them, and the results are always really interesting. The 2016 survey results have just been...
Stronger unions - Health and safety: on 19 September 2016 by Hugh Robertson
The TUC has submitted evidence to the Migration Advisory Committee’s review of teacher shortages, highlighting that shortages that are currently being experienced in primary and secondary schools...
ToUChstone - International: on 15 September 2016 by Rosa Crawford
Government figures out today show that total bonuses across the economy have reached the highest level ever, surpassing the previous high seen just before the financial crash in 2007-8. While the...
ToUChstone - Labour Market: on 15 September 2016 by Janet Williamson
Theresa May became Prime Minister promising ‘a country that works for everyone’. She committed to fight the ‘burning injustice of inequality’, to support those who are ‘just managing’ but find life...
ToUChstone blog: on 13 September 2016 by Mary-Ann Stephenson
In the latest edition of the ESRC’s Society Now journal, Victoria Boelman from the Young Foundation discusses the need for greater education in order to help households avoid becoming trapped in...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 13 September 2016 by Kam Gill
The TUC has submitted evidence to the British Future inquiry into the status of EU nationals in the UK. We are calling for the government to make a clear commitment to give citizens from all 27 EU...
ToUChstone - International: on 12 September 2016 by Rosa Crawford
The striking women at the Grunwick factory reminded me potently that trade unionists, and trade union leaders, come from all walks of life. As a south Asian women trade unionist myself, the story of...
Stronger Union : on 12 September 2016 by Huma Munshi
The buzzword during Congress this year is young workers: where they work, what they need, and how unions can help them. What we do know is that young workers –those aged under 30 and usually outside...
Stronger unions - Young Workers: on 12 September 2016 by Kathryn Mackridge
Since at least the financial crisis the TUC has argued for increased infrastructure spending as part of a coherent industry plan. From 2010 the coalition government did the opposite, cutting spending...
ToUChstone - Public Services: on 12 September 2016 by Geoff Tily
“Brexit means Brexit” is likely to top the list of most repeated phrases of 2016 (at least in the press). But what does Brexit (means Brexit) mean for the economy, and working people’s jobs, rights...
ToUChstone - International: on 12 September 2016 by Kate Bell