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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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Pride in London has issued a call for politicians to support a pledge, a commitment to the steps needed “to make London the best LGBT+ city in the world”. The TUC warmly welcomes this, the first time...
ToUChstone - Equality: on 03 May 2015 by Peter Purton
A report from the Public Interest Research Unit on behalf of Disabled People Against Cuts shows the cumulative impact of the Coalition government’s policies on disabled workers in employment....
ToUChstone - Equality: on 01 May 2015 by Peter Purton
Today is International Workers' Day, the first of May. Since 1890, May Day has seen trades unionists come together to celebrate the core values that we stand for. It's a day for us to strengthen our...
Stronger unions - Rights at Work: on 01 May 2015 by Paul Nowak
In the 2014-15 financial year, Trussel Trust foodbanks helped feed families over one million times. As Michael noted when he blogged about this last week, that figure only covers Trussel foodbanks....
ToUChstone - Society and Welfare: on 01 May 2015 by Richard Exell
It seems that Governments around the world are cracking down on trade union activities on international workers’ day more than usual. From Bahrain to Swaziland and from Iran to Somalia and...
Stronger unions - Global Solidarity: on 30 April 2015 by Owen Tudor
From the latest official figures, it looks as if manufacturing output remains well below its pre-recession peak, and once more appears to be flatlining. A TUC briefing, Manufacturing in the balance...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 29 April 2015 by Philip Pearson
A number of themes emerged in the different media commentaries on yesterday’s poor GDP results that are worth further examination: the idea expressed that the figures are highly uncertain and...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 29 April 2015 by Geoff Tily
The government habitually dismiss accusations of NHS privatisation. However a new analysis of NHS contracts produced by the NHS Support Federation shows how they will have to confront reality....
ToUChstone - Public Services: on 28 April 2015 by Sylvia Davidson
Quarterly GDP growth is estimated at only 0.3% in 2015 Q1, half the rate of 0.6% seen in both Q3 and Q4 of 2014, and only a third of the 0.9% growth seen a year ago in 2014 Q1. The median view of...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 28 April 2015 by Geoff Tily
The Institute for Fiscal Studies is set to release analysis tomorrow looking at the £12bn of welfare cuts that the Conservatives are proposing. We know already who the favourite targets were for...
ToUChstone - Society and Welfare: on 27 April 2015 by Richard Exell
While zero hour contracts have dominated the media headlines recently, short hour contracts, along with other forms of insecure work are also making the lives of many workers difficult. Our recent...
ToUChstone - Labour Market: on 27 April 2015 by Anjum Klair
When caught doing something you shouldn’t and given another chance, it is usually wise to reform your ways. However, it appears that large sections of the pensions industry are intent on ignoring...
ToUChstone - Pensions: on 27 April 2015 by Tim Sharp
Today marks the second anniversary of the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh, the worst industrial disaster in the country’s history that killed almost 1200 workers, most of them women...
Stronger unions - Global Solidarity: on 24 April 2015 by Rosa Crawford
Young people are finding it hard to get decent work and paying over 40% of their salary on rent has become the norm. But they’re also the group least likely to vote.
Stronger unions - Young Workers: on 24 April 2015 by Lauren Usher
There has been a lot in the press about the World Happiness Report that was published today by Sustainable Development Solutions Network, an initiative under the United Nations. This aims at...
Stronger unions - Health and safety: on 24 April 2015 by Hugh Robertson
It’s getting harder and harder for low-paid workers and their families to find the money for the rent. Official figures published today show that rents charged by private landlords rose 2.1 per cent...
ToUChstone - Society and Welfare: on 24 April 2015 by Richard Exell
“The available evidence indicates that the proportion of litigants appearing before the civil and family courts without legal representation…has increased since the Legal Aid, Sentencing...
ToUChstone - Public Services: on 23 April 2015 by Philip Hadley
Public sector net borrowing figures today showed borrowing of £87.3 billion in the financial year 2014-15.  Undoubtedly the Treasury will be making hay of it being marginally lower than the OBR...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 23 April 2015 by Geoff Tily
The TUC has joined the international chorus calling for the European Union to restore the funding needed for initiatives like ‘Mare Nostrum’ to protect the lives of refugees and migrants...
ToUChstone - International: on 23 April 2015 by Owen Tudor
We’ve reported before on some of the terrorist outrages that make trade unionism in Somalia more difficult than we could possibly imagine. Despite those next-to-impossible obstacles, the TUC...
Stronger unions - Global Solidarity: on 22 April 2015 by Owen Tudor