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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.

Suicides can be a tragedy both for those who attempt it and their families and friends. It can also have a huge effect on the lives of some groups such as train and tube drivers when people attempt...
Stronger unions - Health and safety: on 21 March 2017 by Hugh Robertson
Yesterday I attended the HSE stress summit in London for the launch of their new stress campaign. The conference went well and the main thrust of the conference was on the importance of prevention,...
Stronger unions - Health and safety: on 17 March 2017 by Hugh Robertson
Earlier this week the Employment Committee of the European Parliament voted 38 to 6 in favour of calling for important changes to the Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive. This is a major step forward...
Stronger unions - Health and safety: on 03 March 2017 by Hugh Robertson
For many years the TUC has been arguing that successive governments have abandoned the health aspect of health and safety. Over 70% of work-related absence is a result of stress or musculoskeletal...
Stronger unions - Health and safety: on 06 February 2017 by Hugh Robertson
Yesterday the Government published their response to a report from the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee into pregnancy and maternity discrimination. Quite a bit of that original report...
Stronger unions - Health and safety: on 26 January 2017 by Hugh Robertson
The European Commission have finally released details of what they are proposing to do on health and safety regulation in the coming years. Yesterday they released a communication which contained...
Stronger unions - Health and safety: on 11 January 2017 by Hugh Robertson
“Stone” worktops in kitchens are becoming very fashionable in Britain, yet how many people know that they are killing the workers who make or install them? I only found out it because I ordered a new...
Stronger unions - Health and safety: on 12 December 2016 by Hugh Robertson
The Government are planning to change the rules for compensation claims that would make it much more difficult for workers to get the money they are entitled to when their employer’s negligence...
Stronger unions - Health and safety: on 05 December 2016 by Hugh Robertson