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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.

  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
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