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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.

The TUC has joined with a host of others across the political and business spectrum to call for citizens of other EU countries living and working in the UK to be given the right2remain after Brexit....
ToUChstone - International: on 29 August 2016 by Owen Tudor
The UK media this weekend has reported the death of the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the EU-US so-called trade deal which – as Buzzfeed reported this week –...
ToUChstone - International: on 29 August 2016 by Owen Tudor
The Olympics is over and the Paralympics has yet to start. Brazil’s Senate is using the break to start formal impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff, and the illegitimate government...
Stronger unions - Global Solidarity: on 26 August 2016 by Owen Tudor
I work in the transport sector. I am supporting the Fair Transport Europe Campaign. And I want you to join in. Let me explain what the campaign is about. Fair Transport Europe is a joint initiative...
Stronger unions - Global Solidarity: on 25 August 2016 by Paula Brennan
The Office for National Statistics today published figures on the number of migrants in the labour market up to the end of June.  Given that this only captures information from a few days after the...
ToUChstone - International: on 25 August 2016 by Rosa Crawford
Global unemployment is expected to rise to 71 million in 2016, an increase of ½ million from 2015. The unemployment rate is expected to reach 13.1% in 2016, up from 12.9% in 2015 and close to the 20-...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 25 August 2016 by Geoff Tily
The teachers’ union UNE of Ecuador (Unión Nacional de Educadores), an affiliate of global union federation Education International (EI), is facing the threat of being shut down by the...
Stronger unions - Global Solidarity: on 24 August 2016 by Tanya Warlock
As many as 3.2 million households, and more than 7 million people may be struggling with problem levels of debt, according to a new Centre for Responsible Credit study we commissioned with Unison. A...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 23 August 2016 by Kam Gill
The 23 August is the UN International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery – a day to remember the horrors of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Estimates vary but around 11 million people...
Stronger Union : on 23 August 2016 by Sean Bamford
It is well known that economic growth has still been excessively reliant on households, even in spite of the unprecedented falls in real earnings of recent years. Today we’re publishing new ...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 23 August 2016 by Geoff Tily
Today saw the publication of our (The Centre for Responsible Credit) final report from the joint TUC and Unison commissioned ‘Britain in the Red’ project.  The project has been looking at available...
ToUChstone - Society and Welfare: on 22 August 2016 by Damon Gibbons
Yesterday’s labour market figures showed another rise in self-employment, of 94,000 on the quarter, with employee jobs up 73,000. As a share of total employment, self-employment is now at an all-time...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 18 August 2016 by Geoff Tily
Some employers have been lobbying the government to slow down or stall its minimum wage target for those aged 24 and above. The argument made is that post-referendum economic uncertainty will make...
ToUChstone - Labour Market: on 18 August 2016 by Paul Sellers
I’ve joined a panel established by British Future to look at the detail of how a guarantee to EU27 citizens (people from the 27 countries staying in the EU) currently living and working in the...
Stronger unions - Global Solidarity: on 18 August 2016 by Owen Tudor
Today sees the launch of a new campaign for Sex and Relationships Education (SRE), set up by the End Violence Against Women coalition and the Everyday Sexism project, and supported by the TUC. The...
ToUChstone - Equality: on 17 August 2016 by Scarlet Harris
Today the government announced another hike in rail fares. From 2017, regulated fares which includes season tickets and anytime day tickets will increase by 1.9%. Since 2010, fares have risen at...
Action For Rail: on 16 August 2016 by Sharon Sukhram
This week we’ve had proof that working at Sports Direct is bad for your pay packet, after the union Unite won a million pounds in back pay for workers who had received less than the legal minimum...
Stronger Union : on 16 August 2016 by John Wood
Action for Rail campaigners at London Bridge station, 16 August 2016, joined by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn MP and Shadow Transport Secretary Andy McDonald MP Action for Rail campaigners gathered at...
Action For Rail: on 16 August 2016 by Philip Hadley
I’ve joined a panel set up today by centre-left think tank British Future to look at one of the knottiest problems caused by the Brexit vote in June – what to do when we leave about the...
ToUChstone blog: on 16 August 2016 by Owen Tudor
Rail fares have risen at double the speed of wages since 2010, according to new analysis by the Action for Rail campaign. Fares have risen by 25% in the last six years, but average weekly earnings...
Action For Rail: on 16 August 2016 by Sharon Sukhram