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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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At the Conservative party conference last year David Cameron announced that a future Conservative government would seek to introduce two separate income tax cuts: an above inflation increase in the...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 17 April 2015 by Nicola Smith
Many have argued that employment gains somehow compensate for earnings losses, but this is false. My post on today’s labour market statistics is up at Left Foot Forward.   The post Today’s...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 17 April 2015 by Geoff Tily
The coalition government’s rhetoric on the need to reduce the financial deficit hid an agenda. This agenda aimed to reshape the economy through privatisation of public services and to destroy union...
ToUChstone - Equality: on 17 April 2015 by Wilf Sullivan
Today an independent group of nine women published Our Lives: challenging attitudes to poverty in 2015 – I’m one of them. Our report takes seriously the experiences of people dealing with...
ToUChstone - Society and Welfare: on 17 April 2015 by Frances O'Grady
Today an independent group of nine women published Our Lives: challenging attitudes to poverty in 2015 – I’m one of them. Our report takes seriously the experiences of people dealing with...
Frances O'Grady - Touchstone: on 17 April 2015 by Frances O'Grady
We now have the manifestos of all the main parties, it is interesting to see what they say (or don’t say) about occupational health and safety issues. Not that manifestos are necessarily an...
Stronger unions - Health and safety: on 16 April 2015 by Hugh Robertson
In the leadership debate two weeks ago, David Cameron described NHS managers as ‘bureaucrats with clipboards’. He boasted that he’d got rid of 20,000 such managers in England and that somehow this...
ToUChstone - Public Services: on 16 April 2015 by Jon Restell
The Centre for Labour and Social Studies (CLASS) has produced a short, informative briefing on publicly-owned railways, taking into account some recent political announcements on rail, including the...
Action For Rail: on 16 April 2015 by Philip Hadley
The High Pay Centre launched the findings of some interesting polling yesterday, showing that social measures like the Working Time Directive and restrictions on bankers’ bonuses introduced by...
ToUChstone - International: on 16 April 2015 by Owen Tudor
The Justice Committee recently concluded their first major inquiry on prisons planning and policies in this last parliament, focusing on measures the Ministry of Justice has used to reduce the ‘...
ToUChstone - Public Services: on 15 April 2015 by Philip Hadley
At the Arcola theatre, Hackney, Natalie Bennett launched a Green party manifesto based on the wholesale rejection of austerity – “that no one in the world’s sixth richest economy should not be able...
ToUChstone - Environment: on 15 April 2015 by Philip Pearson
As befits the seeming ‘good-economic-news-only’ environment in the run up to the election, last Friday’s REC (The Recruitment & Employment Confederation) report on jobs was issued under the...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 15 April 2015 by Geoff Tily
The Conservatives have announced in their election manifesto that that they will extend Right to Buy (RTB) to all housing association tenants in England. We will extend the Right to Buy to tenants in...
ToUChstone - Society and Welfare: on 15 April 2015 by Helen Nadin
The UK is caught in a deepening housing crisis, which is particularly hitting younger people. House building is stuck at a historically low level meanwhile the waiting list for social housing has...
Stronger unions - Young Workers: on 15 April 2015 by Lauren Usher
The trade body for the renewables industry says some 19,000 onshore wind jobs are at risk as a result of the Conservative’s manifesto pledge to halt the spread of onshore wind farms. The onshore wind...
ToUChstone - Environment: on 14 April 2015 by Philip Pearson
For once CPI inflation was in line with market expectations, remaining at zero per cent for the second month in a row.  But this unchanged reading simply followed because fuel prices were not as low...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 14 April 2015 by Geoff Tily
Labour’s manifesto says tackling climate change is “an economic necessity … the most important thing we must do for our children, our grandchildren and future generations.” It plans for the...
ToUChstone - Environment: on 13 April 2015 by Philip Pearson
The last few years have put the work rights of ordinary people in the UK under real threat. We’ve seen cuts in maternity leave rights, slashed protection from unfair dismissals, and new up...
WorkSmart blog: on 13 April 2015 by workSMART
Yesterday the Bank of England left interest rates unchanged, generating a flurry of commentary on how rates have been unchanged for the whole parliament, and looking back to the Attlee government...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 10 April 2015 by Geoff Tily
The Conservative Party have pledged to freeze regulated rail fares for the next five years. What this announcement obscures is that even if capped at the level of inflation (what is meant by the term...
ToUChstone - Public Services: on 10 April 2015 by Philip Hadley