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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.

Retail sales have seen their worst decline since 2010. But rising consumer credit figures suggest we’re not at the end of the consumer spending boom just yet. Retail sales volumes declined by -1.4%...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 22 April 2017 by Geoff Tily
As we approach the 4th anniversary of terrible tragedy at Rana Plaza in Bangladesh, it’s important to hold on to the sense of shock we all had when we heard that over a thousand workers, full aware...
Stronger unions - Global Solidarity: on 21 April 2017 by Stephen Russell
Men are almost twice as likely to suffer a serious injury at work as women, and for decades health and safety practice has reflected what has been seen traditionally as a problem most affecting men....
Stronger unions - Health and safety: on 21 April 2017 by Hugh Robertson
The rubber has hardly hit the road on the June General Election. But important elections are also happening closer to home. Local and metro mayoral elections are happening on 4 May, and there are...
ToUChstone blog: on 21 April 2017 by Silkie Cragg
The Financial Times has a story today (behind the paywall) suggesting that the government’s new visa system for EU migrants will have to be enforced not by the Home Office or the Borders Agency...
ToUChstone - EUref: on 18 April 2017 by Owen Tudor
On 24 April 2013, the Rana Plaza factory complex collapsed, killing over 1100 mostly women workers. Bangladeshi and global unions persuaded multinational enterprises to join the Bangladesh Fire and...
Stronger unions - Global Solidarity: on 14 April 2017 by Owen Tudor
In three weeks’ time, six regions across the UK will be electing their new Metro Mayors. Devolution has the potential to radically empower local communities. But several quarters have voiced the same...
ToUChstone blog: on 12 April 2017 by Amina Khatun
The government’s Local Government Finance Bill 2016-17 is set to make some radical changes to the way local government will be financed through local business rates (BRs) within England. At present,...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 12 April 2017 by Amina Khatun
8 March 2017, Philip Hammond’s Budget Speech: And most importantly, Mr Deputy Speaker, despite higher-than-target inflation, real wages continue to rise in every year of the forecast. [my...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 12 April 2017 by Geoff Tily
               “I pledge you, I pledge myself, to a new deal for the American people”, FDR accepting his nomination as presidential candidate, 2 July 1932 credit: Ron Cogswell Preamble Every two...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 07 April 2017 by Geoff Tily

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