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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.

I think it is important that we do not rush to conclusions over the catastrophic fire at Grenfell Tower that has killed so many people in West London. The priority must be supporting residents who...
Stronger unions - Health and safety: on 21 June 2017 by Hugh Robertson
The Conservative Party election manifesto includes a commitment to amend health and safety regulations, and many readers will be surprised and delighted to learn that, on this occasion, they are not...
Stronger unions - Health and safety: on 19 May 2017 by Hugh Robertson
An international standard for health and safety may sound like a good idea to a lot of people, but the current proposals for one would be bad news for many workers. The International Standards...
Stronger unions - Health and safety: on 12 May 2017 by Hugh Robertson
The HSE has published a review of the way that the 2012 Control of Asbestos Regulations have been implemented. There was a requirement on the HSE to do this within the first five years of the...
Stronger unions - Health and safety: on 05 May 2017 by Hugh Robertson
Unions have long been critical of the failure of the HSE to regulate and enforce on occupational health risks. For instance we have asked for specific regulations on stress, lower exposure limits on...
Stronger unions - Health and safety: on 04 May 2017 by Hugh Robertson
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is there to protect workers from potential hazards to their health and safety; it must be used properly. However, the experiences of hundreds of women tells us...
Stronger unions - Health and safety: on 03 May 2017 by Amina Khatun
  Every year more people are killed at work than in wars. Most don’t die in tragic “accidents”. They die because an employer decided their safety or health just wasn’t that...
Stronger unions - Health and safety: on 28 April 2017 by Hugh Robertson
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
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