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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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Yesterday the Office for National Statistics reported that net migration has risen to 298,000 meaning the government has missed its target of reducing net migration to ‘the tens of thousands’. This...
ToUChstone - International: on 27 February 2015 by Rosa Crawford
The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) released the 2013-14 English Housing Survey data yesterday, containing some remarkable news on the English housing market. The press focused...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 27 February 2015 by Silkie Cragg
On Wednesday 4th March the House of Lords will give the Deregulation Bill its Third Reading. The TUC believes that Clause 1 of the Bill is one of the most dangerous pieces of deregulation on health...
Stronger unions - Health and safety: on 27 February 2015 by Hugh Robertson
Today marks the TUC’s 11th Work Your Proper Hours Day, which is a campaign against excessive unpaid overtime. This is the first day of the year when the average person who does unpaid overtime...
ToUChstone - Labour Market: on 27 February 2015 by Paul Sellers
Last year, over five million British workers put in more than two billion hours of unpaid overtime – that’s a staggering £32 billion of unpaid work! So we think they should be celebrating the final...
WorkSmart blog: on 27 February 2015 by workSMART
There are 300,000 fewer children living in poverty than there were when I became Prime Minister Last June the Prime Minister claimed success on child poverty, a line that is repeated from time to...
ToUChstone - Society and Welfare: on 27 February 2015 by Richard Exell
The Green Economy Council hasn’t met for two years. According to a committee of MPs, “this speaks volumes” about the government’s approach to sustainable development. The TUC backed the launch of the...
ToUChstone - Environment: on 26 February 2015 by Philip Pearson
The TUC has published a new report on the pay of FTSE 100 remuneration committees members, who are responsible for setting company directors’ pay. Looking at total earnings from their different board...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 26 February 2015 by Janet Williamson
In cash terms GDP annual growth slowed to 3.8% in the fourth quarter of 2014, down -0.7 percentage points from 4.5% in quarter three. This follows ongoing reductions in the annual GDP deflator growth...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 26 February 2015 by Geoff Tily
We know that women and men don’t get equal wages for equal work. We also know that women are more likely to be trapped in zero-hour contracts. As Fair Pay Fortnight rolls on, we’re reminded...
ToUChstone - Equality: on 26 February 2015 by Michael Pidgeon
The TUC General Council yesterday agreed a statement of solidarity with the Greek people and their unions in supporting the actions of the Syriza-led government elected last month. Our support for...
ToUChstone - International: on 26 February 2015 by Owen Tudor
As the coalition government staggers towards its last days, the House of Lords has inflicted one last defeat - by just seven votes, 183-176 – over the rights of overseas domestic workers. The...
ToUChstone - International: on 25 February 2015 by Owen Tudor
Not all employers are playing by the rules when it comes to pay. Is yours one of them? This Fair Pay Fortnight (16 February to 1 March), the TUC is calling for the government to publicly name and...
WorkSmart blog: on 25 February 2015 by workSMART
As yesterdays TUC’s press release said, whilst we very much welcome the Modern Slavery Bill as an important tool in combating trafficking and forced labour, it could be improved. Certainly, the...
ToUChstone - International: on 25 February 2015 by Sean Bamford
Two stories this month have told us everything we need to know about the terrible social imbalances in the UK. On the one hand we had the revelation that some of the wealthiest people in our society...
ToUChstone - Public Services: on 25 February 2015 by Heather Wakefield
In the era of austerity and pressure on public spending, it is striking that successive governments have spent considerable resources topping up low wages with over £6 billion a year spent on Working...
ToUChstone - Equality: on 25 February 2015 by Helen Barnard
Self-employment has become a popular subject recently, with many commentators having various explanations for the rise in self-employment.  In this post I am aiming to clarify what’s been happening...
ToUChstone - Labour Market: on 25 February 2015 by Anjum Klair
As British unions campaign for decent wages during Fair Pay Fortnight, Guatemala faces a threat to one of the few protections it has for workers –  the minimum wage. The attack is, bizarrely,...
Stronger unions - Global Solidarity: on 25 February 2015 by Alistair Smith
The OECD today accomplished a miracle, hailing the long-term plan, making departures from the plan seem natural, all with the illusion of delivery. “What a difference effective economic...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 24 February 2015 by Geoff Tily
The fragile economic recovery across Europe has left millions of individuals worse off, both in and out of work. Unemployment has decreased in 2014, but is still far too high and new job creation is...
Unionlearn: on 24 February 2015 by donnachadelong