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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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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
Foodbanks were used to feed people more than one million times in the 2014-2015 financial year. This is the highest ever figure since records began. It’s an increase of 19% on the previous year...
ToUChstone - Society and Welfare: on 22 April 2015 by Michael Pidgeon
“Whatever its make-up, the new government must reconsider the request by UK Coal for State Aid.” The NUM and its remaining 2,000 members are obviously aggrieved by the unfairness of the situation...
ToUChstone - Environment: on 22 April 2015 by Philip Pearson
Review of Securing a pay rise: the path back to shared wage growth, Edited by Gavin Kelly and Conor D’Arcy, The Resolution Foundation This collection of essays is a very valuable overview of...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 22 April 2015 by Geoff Tily
The international financial institutions (the IMF and World Bank) held their Spring meetings in Washington DC last week – along with G20 Finance Ministers – showing that they have adopted...
ToUChstone - International: on 21 April 2015 by Owen Tudor
The TUC has long championed increases in infrastructure spending, but the government has instead cut severely this vital expenditure. In an editorial in the weekend edition, the Financial Times took...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 20 April 2015 by Geoff Tily
At the heart of Labour’ Green Plan for the next parliament is a transformative industrial strategy to create a million high productivity green jobs through investment in renewable energy, home...
ToUChstone - Environment: on 20 April 2015 by Philip Pearson
At the Conservative party conference last year David Cameron announced that a future Conservative government would seek to introduce two separate income tax cuts: an above inflation increase in the...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 17 April 2015 by Nicola Smith
Many have argued that employment gains somehow compensate for earnings losses, but this is false. My post on today’s labour market statistics is up at Left Foot Forward.   The post Today’s...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 17 April 2015 by Geoff Tily
The coalition government’s rhetoric on the need to reduce the financial deficit hid an agenda. This agenda aimed to reshape the economy through privatisation of public services and to destroy union...
ToUChstone - Equality: on 17 April 2015 by Wilf Sullivan
Today an independent group of nine women published Our Lives: challenging attitudes to poverty in 2015 – I’m one of them. Our report takes seriously the experiences of people dealing with...
ToUChstone - Society and Welfare: on 17 April 2015 by Frances O'Grady
Today an independent group of nine women published Our Lives: challenging attitudes to poverty in 2015 – I’m one of them. Our report takes seriously the experiences of people dealing with...
Frances O'Grady - Touchstone: on 17 April 2015 by Frances O'Grady
We now have the manifestos of all the main parties, it is interesting to see what they say (or don’t say) about occupational health and safety issues. Not that manifestos are necessarily an...
Stronger unions - Health and safety: on 16 April 2015 by Hugh Robertson
In the leadership debate two weeks ago, David Cameron described NHS managers as ‘bureaucrats with clipboards’. He boasted that he’d got rid of 20,000 such managers in England and that somehow this...
ToUChstone - Public Services: on 16 April 2015 by Jon Restell