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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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The Financial Times reported last night that David Cameron had dropped plans to demand widespread exemptions from European Union workplace rights. The TUC has been warning that those demands were on...
ToUChstone - International: on 01 September 2015 by Owen Tudor
Over 100 organisations have appealed to the Prime Minister over  the Chancellor’s plans to cut support for the solar power industry. The government, strangely shy about the employment impact of...
ToUChstone - Environment: on 01 September 2015 by Philip Pearson
A ruling this week in the USA by the US National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has given a boost to unions, and the ‘alt.unions’ who are trying to build union organisation in the US fast food industry...
Stronger unions - Global Solidarity: on 28 August 2015 by Tony Burke
The new Women and Equalities Select Committee – a cross-party group of Members of Parliament – decided that its first action would be to hold an inquiry into the position of transgender people in the...
ToUChstone - Society and Welfare: on 28 August 2015 by Peter Purton
The Immigration minister James Brokenshire yesterday announced more details about the forthcoming Immigration Bill. He stated that: “Through our new immigration bill, illegal workers will face the...
ToUChstone - International: on 26 August 2015 by Rosa Crawford
 Yesterday global stock exchanges had their worse day for many years, for some unmatched since the financial crisis of 2008. The FTSE fell by 4.55%, the largest daily fall since 2 March 2009 (when...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 25 August 2015 by Geoff Tily
Cambodia is one of the main sources of textiles for Europe and North America, and it’s on the front line of the campaign for a living wage in global supply chains. So the forthcoming review of...
Stronger unions - Global Solidarity: on 22 August 2015 by Owen Tudor
Yesterday (20 August) Robert Peston’s report on the growing crisis in emerging market economies was given top billing on the BBC News at Ten (you might still be able to catch it here). Motivated...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 21 August 2015 by Geoff Tily
The British-born worker and migrant rights defender Andy Hall is due back in court on Monday 24 August, facing criminal defamation charges for exposing the truth about exploitation of migrant Burmese...
Stronger unions - Global Solidarity: on 20 August 2015 by Owen Tudor
Yesterday the ONS reported headline CPI inflation in July 2015 at 0.1%, marginally higher than last month’s zero and market expectation of no change. But subsequent attention has focussed...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 19 August 2015 by Geoff Tily
Action for Rail protest at London Waterloo station, August 18 2015 Campaigners gathered at over 30 stations across England and Scotland yesterday (August 18), from London Waterloo to Glasgow Central...
Action For Rail: on 19 August 2015 by Philip Hadley
18 August 2015 Rail fares for season tickets, and other regulated fares, have risen nearly three times faster than wages over the last five years, according to new analysis published today (...
Action For Rail: on 18 August 2015 by Philip Hadley
Prime Minister David Cameron has revamped his Business Advisory Group, and their first task will be to advise him on his EU renegotiation strategy ahead of the referendum on Britain’s...
Stronger unions - Global Solidarity: on 13 August 2015 by Owen Tudor
Today the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC), the independent research body that advises the government on migration policy, published its report on whether raising salary levels might reduce the...
ToUChstone - International: on 13 August 2015 by Rosa Crawford
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Action For Rail: on 13 August 2015 by actionforrail
This is one of those ‘one chart says it all’ posts. Yesterday I was too busy looking at the regular labour market figures from the Office for National Statistics to notice they’d...
ToUChstone - Labour Market: on 13 August 2015 by Richard Exell
Global markets are understandably jittery at what has become the biggest fall in the remnibi, China’s currency, since the 1990s. Duncan Weldon explained what is going on with his customary clarity on...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 13 August 2015 by Tim Page
  At first glance, it looks as though the monthly labour market statistics confirm the first hints last month that the jobs recovery might be slowing to a halt. The headline figures show that,...
Richard Exell @ Left Foot Forward: on 12 August 2015 by Richard Exell
I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s monthly employment statistics (it’s an exciting life at the TUC) and I’ve been thinking about the employment and unemployment gaps between men and women. In some...
ToUChstone - Labour Market: on 11 August 2015 by Richard Exell
I’ve always been a sucker for those ‘What if?’ historical scenarios. What if John Smith hadn’t died in 1994? Would New Labour ever have happened? How would social democracy look today in the UK? Or:...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 11 August 2015 by Tim Page