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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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I am often asked about the benefits of holding Midlife Career Reviews and why I feel it is important. I'm a champion for older workers and ensuring the support they need is available so they can...
Unionlearn: on 11 May 2015 by unionlearn
An independent report from health professionals Medact, Health and fracking: the impacts and opportunity costs, concludes that fracking generates numerous public health risks. A moratorium should...
ToUChstone - Environment: on 30 March 2015 by Philip Pearson
Rights for Interns has just received a brand new report exposing NMW abuse in the fashion industry. This was written by three law finalists at the University of Warwick. Spokesperson Julie Mansuy...
Rights for Interns: on 30 March 2015 by Paul
Over the weekend, we received the following report from our brother Omar Faruk Osman, the journalists’ union leader who is General Secretary of the Somali equivalent of the TUC, the Federation...
Stronger unions - Global Solidarity: on 30 March 2015 by Owen Tudor
Posting ill-judged comments about your company or colleagues online could easily cost you your job – whether it’s during work hours or not. Here’s some advice on how to stay on happy terms with your...
WorkSmart blog: on 27 March 2015 by workSMART
I take every opportunity I can to promote The Union Advantage – it’s a TUC pamphlet that sets out the reasons why workers are better off in unions. It sets out all the hard-nosed “what’s in it for me...
ToUChstone - Labour Market: on 27 March 2015 by Richard Exell
Margaret Thatcher’s now notorious Sermon on the Mound gave the notion of “choice” a central place in both public policy and Christian thinking. Nearly 30 years later, Thatcher...
ToUChstone - Pensions: on 26 March 2015 by Tim Sharp
Today, in refusing to back UK Coal’s bid for State Aid, the government has almost shut the door on UK Coal mining. A £10m loan will avoid the inconvenient closure of UK Coal’s Thoresby mine during an...
ToUChstone - Environment: on 26 March 2015 by Philip Pearson
Guest post written by Laura Gardiner of LSE and Abigail McKnight of the Resolution Foundation. Britain’s wage squeeze has been well documented. But the public narrative on pay trends has recently...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 26 March 2015 by ToUChstoneblog
The industrial, lobby has its work cut out for the next Parliament. The government’s 2050 roadmaps to decarbonise our most energy intensive industries, published today, reveal the enormous scale of...
ToUChstone - Environment: on 25 March 2015 by Philip Pearson
As Prospect's life-long learning officer, I was heavily involved in helping to put together a two-year pilot to develop mentoring support and assess its impact. As a result of this experience, I...
Unionlearn: on 25 March 2015 by unionlearn
For a number of years now I have covered Turkey as a member of the TUC’s European Union and International Department. During those years I have written protest letter after protest letter to the...
Stronger unions - Global Solidarity: on 25 March 2015 by Sean Bamford
In January this year, in a move that received little media coverage at the time, this government introduced secondary legislation that would enable them to extend benefit sanctions to low paid...
ToUChstone - Society and Welfare: on 25 March 2015 by Siân Errington
Trade unions have been at the forefront of fighting for women and men to be treated fairly and to avoid discrimination in the workplace. As Chief Executive of a charity working with and on behalf of...
ToUChstone - Equality: on 25 March 2015 by Carole Easton
Poorly paid careworkers are routinely faced with a choice they shouldn’t have to make: work overtime for free or leave vulnerable clients without the basic care they need and deserve. The UK care...
WorkSmart blog: on 25 March 2015 by workSMART
The UK Statistics Authority has now responded to TUC analysis on earnings estimates for those in continuous employment. We argued that newly calculated figures showing annual earnings growth of 2.3%...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 24 March 2015 by Geoff Tily
Mark Harper, MP, minister for disabled people announced (23 March) a commitment by government to helping disabled people in work or into work who need adjustments or support to enable them to carry...
ToUChstone - Equality: on 24 March 2015 by Peter Purton
If you're reading this, the chances are you have a job. And if you're anything like me, you can look back over your career and identify people who helped you get a foot on the ladder – who inspired...
Unionlearn: on 24 March 2015 by unionlearn
Inflation fell to zero in February 2015; down from 0.3 per cent in January. Once more the figure came in lower than expectations, on this occasion for 0.1 per cent (including the Bank of England in...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 24 March 2015 by Geoff Tily
Days before the start of the election campaign, a Committee of MPs with a government majority has just published a report worrying that benefit sanctions “do not always” avoid causing severe hardship...
ToUChstone - Society and Welfare: on 24 March 2015 by Richard Exell