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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.

While the General Election takes centre stage, within Whitehall a process is quietly going on that could affect the living standards of upwards of 11 million people. Last week, a government...
ToUChstone - Pensions: on 23 May 2017 by Tim Sharp
The Musicians’ Union has 30,000 members the majority of whom are self-employed and have portfolio careers: gigging, teaching, working in freelance orchestras, session musicians or composers and...
Stronger Union : on 22 May 2017 by Naomi Pohl
Are you thinking “why wasn’t I at home today?” As we struggle home from work, we are often driven to wonder why we are making the journey in the first place. There is a lot that can upset us – delays...
Touchstoneblog - rights: on 19 May 2017 by Paul Sellers
The Conservative Party election manifesto includes a commitment to amend health and safety regulations, and many readers will be surprised and delighted to learn that, on this occasion, they are not...
Stronger unions - Health and safety: on 19 May 2017 by Hugh Robertson
The Conservative party published their manifesto this morning. This means we are now in a position to look at the approach of each major party to funding social care in England. Conservatives The...
ToUChstone - Public Services: on 18 May 2017 by Kam Gill
For a while there was a fad among political journalists for asking politicians the price of every day items, to test their understanding of voter’s lives. When it comes to changes to pensions...
ToUChstone - Pensions: on 18 May 2017 by Tim Sharp
Today is the opening day of the TUC’s two day Disabled Worker’s Conference. And last week was the Mental Health Awareness Week, with the theme of Surviving or Thriving? While the employment rate of...
ToUChstone - Society and Welfare: on 18 May 2017 by Helen Nadin
Today’s labour market figures presented yet another iteration of the puzzle of the UK labour market in recent years: why are higher employment rates not pushing up wages? Traditional labour market...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 17 May 2017 by Kate Bell
Today the European Court of Justice (ECJ) gave an important boost to the case for scrapping Investor State Dispute Settlement, as well as other corporate court systems like it, in trade agreements....
ToUChstone - International: on 16 May 2017 by Rosa Crawford
If you’re under 25, this election matters because it is about securing your future. A massive 2.4m young people are currently missing from the voter register, more than enough votes to swing the...
ToUChstone blog: on 15 May 2017 by Amina Khatun

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