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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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On Monday evening, I addressed a rally in Trafalgar Square in solidarity with the people of Greece. Here’s what I said. I am proud to be here tonight to bring you best wishes on behalf of the...
Stronger unions - Global Solidarity: on 01 July 2015 by Paul Nowak
Like an ominous poetic prelude to the UK’s hottest day of the year, yesterday the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) released its annual Progress Report on preparing for climate change and cutting the...
ToUChstone - Environment: on 01 July 2015 by Silkie Cragg
This morning, the TUC has welcomed the recommendation from the Airports Commission calling for additional runway capacity at Heathrow. We have long been on record as supporting airport expansion. As...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 01 July 2015 by Tim Page
There are many ways to raise an average. For example here are two ways to raise Average Earnings: Have more people on high pay Have fewer people on low pay And here are two ways of having fewer...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 01 July 2015 by Ripped Off Britons
Employee-owned Hatfield Colliery, Yorkshire, has ceased production of coal 12 months earlier than planned. BIS Minister Anna Soubry reportedly refused a last minute request by local MP Ed Miliband...
ToUChstone - Environment: on 30 June 2015 by Philip Pearson
For 2015Q1 GDP growth is now estimated at 0.4% (revised up from 0.3%). Growth was last lower than this in 2012 (Q4 when it was -0.4%), at the height of worries about the double dip, and with the...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 30 June 2015 by Geoff Tily
In the past five years Child Benefit has been frozen, capped and taken away from better off families. Eroding Child Benefit, a new TUC report out today reveals that a couple with two children are...
ToUChstone - Society and Welfare: on 29 June 2015 by Helen Nadin
With the honourable exception of The Marvelettes, those embarking on a journey typically have an end point in mind. Yet, Destination Anywhere has been the soundtrack to the recent pension...
ToUChstone - Pensions: on 27 June 2015 by Tim Sharp
The new government has been in office for just 6 weeks and in the last 7 days has already set alarm bells ringing on the UK’s energy policy. The Conservatives have followed through on their promise...
ToUChstone - Environment: on 26 June 2015 by Silkie Cragg
For pensioner couples, the death of a partner can lead to financial worry as well as grief for the one left behind. For this reason, many defined benefit pension schemes continue to pay a proportion...
ToUChstone - Pensions: on 26 June 2015 by Kay Atwal
Peter Armstrong-Luckhurst met his husband Kristofer in 1990. They entered a civil partnership in 2009 and converted to marriage on 19 December 2014. He worked as a doctor and contributed to the NHS...
ToUChstone - Society and Welfare: on 26 June 2015 by Kay Atwal
It is welcome that this morning the Financial Times is reporting  (behind a paywall) that the Work and Pensions Committee, under its new chairman Frank Field, is to scrutinise so-called pensions...
ToUChstone - Pensions: on 25 June 2015 by Tim Sharp
The Green Investment Bank (GIB), which launched its annual report today, has helped drive investment in low carbon energy projects. It is the UK’s most active investor in the green economy. But today...
ToUChstone - Environment: on 25 June 2015 by Philip Pearson
Trade unionists have promoted the rights of LGBT members for forty years. Trade unionists negotiated equal tights at work with employers long before it was a legal requirement. Trade unionists have...
ToUChstone - Society and Welfare: on 24 June 2015 by Peter Purton
Trade unionists have promoted the rights of LGBT members for forty years. Trade unionists negotiated equal tights at work with employers long before it was a legal requirement. Trade unionists have...
ToUChstone - Equality: on 24 June 2015 by Peter Purton
David Cameron’s speech yesterday ends a lot of speculation: the government seem determined to introduce substantial cuts in Child Tax Credit. The prospect of £12 billion of benefit and tax credit...
ToUChstone - Society and Welfare: on 24 June 2015 by Richard Exell
The government of Greece is in a battle with creditors to overturn austerity policies which have wreaked havoc on the country. Unemployment has been over 20% for four years. One-third of people now...
ToUChstone - International: on 23 June 2015 by Tim Jones
The United Arab Emirates has made the ITUC’s list of the ten worst countries for workers’ rights abuses, and it’s not hard to see why when you look at the plight of the country...
Stronger unions - Global Solidarity: on 23 June 2015 by Stephen Russell
Trade affects everyone’s lives. It affects the job you can get, the pay you receive and of course the goods you can buy. But trade policy and negotiations like those being conducted for TTIP, CETA...
ToUChstone - International: on 23 June 2015 by Frances O'Grady
Trade affects everyone’s lives. It affects the job you can get, the pay you receive and of course the goods you can buy. But trade policy and negotiations like those being conducted for TTIP, CETA...
Frances O'Grady - Touchstone: on 23 June 2015 by Frances O'Grady