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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.

August is usually called “The silly season” by journalists because there is so little news around as Parliament is not sitting and politicians are away on holiday. As a result they have to fill their...
Stronger unions - Health and safety: on 15 August 2017 by Hugh Robertson
I was very pleased to read that, between February 2016 and February 2017, the total value of fines imposed on businesses for health and safety offences was £73.2 million. That was up from £35.4...
Stronger unions - Health and safety: on 10 August 2017 by Hugh Robertson
Last month the Government issued a Five Year Tobacco Control plan for England. Several newspapers reported that this proposed that routine bans of vaping products at the workplace or in public spaces...
Stronger unions - Health and safety: on 02 August 2017 by Hugh Robertson
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