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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 dont know if we have a climate sceptic Chancellor. But global surface temperature are now passing more than 1 °C of global warming, relative to the second half of the 19th century. Is this the...
ToUChstone - Environment: on 30 July 2015 by Philip Pearson
New figures indicate that 1,669,000 employees are missing out on their minimum legal entitlement to paid holidays. That’s an average of 6.4% of workers not taking up their legal rights. But...
Touchstoneblog - rights: on 30 July 2015 by Michael Pidgeon
Business Green argues today that the government is pushing through without an effective response from Labour’s leadership hopefuls a new energy policy with renewables shoved to the margins. But...
ToUChstone - Environment: on 28 July 2015 by Philip Pearson
Women Want Work is a new TUC briefing that argues that the official unemployment figures under-state the jobs shortage; in particular they minimise the number of women who aren’t in employment...
ToUChstone - Labour Market: on 28 July 2015 by Richard Exell
GDP quarterly growth was back up to 0.7% in 2015 Q2 from 0.4% in Q1, and was in-line with market expectations. The main reasons for the revival in growth were a surge in energy extraction and use and...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 28 July 2015 by Geoff Tily
Andy Haldane, the Bank of England’s Chief Economist, has said that the UK’s shareholder model of corporate governance is holding back business investment and hurting economic growth. In a...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 27 July 2015 by Janet Williamson
In many ways today’s ONS figures on household indebtedness are unremarkable, given we are increasingly accustomed to figures showing high levels of household debt. By and large the debt burden is...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 27 July 2015 by Geoff Tily
It is easy to overlook defined benefit (DB) pension schemes when so much of the talk in the pensions world is of cruises, conservatories and high-powered sports cars. But their central role in the...
ToUChstone - Pensions: on 27 July 2015 by Tim Sharp
The Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP) being negotiated between the EU and the US keeps throwing up new things to argue about. One of the most arcane is the debate over ‘...
ToUChstone - International: on 26 July 2015 by Owen Tudor
In its newly issued document outlining the approach for the spending review 2015, the government makes some bold statements about public investment. In June the OECD criticised countries for focusing...
ToUChstone - Economy: on 26 July 2015 by Geoff Tily
At this week’s Education International (EI) World Congress in Canada, education unions around the globe voted to oppose the new wave of trade and investment agreements that are being negotiated...
Stronger unions - Global Solidarity: on 25 July 2015 by Sally Hunt
Rail fares are rising again, yet the cost of living doesn’t get any cheaper. In January 2016 passengers will be asked to pay out even more for their rail fares. Passengers and taxpayers are...
Action For Rail: on 24 July 2015 by Sharon
The latest example of what’s wrong with Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) – the privileged route to riches for foreign investors who can persuade a separate international court...
ToUChstone - International: on 24 July 2015 by Owen Tudor
Today, the Equality and Human Rights Commission has published findings from the largest ever survey of the scale of pregnancy discrimination in Britain’s workplaces. Its headline finding: one in nine...
ToUChstone - Equality: on 24 July 2015 by Sally Brett
Yesterday, Brussels was full of rumours that the European Commission had finally found a way to respond to the massive backlash generated by its proposal for a special court for US investors: a...
ToUChstone - International: on 23 July 2015 by Judith Kirton-Darling
When Berlin announced last month that it will introduce rent control because “we don’t want a situation like in London,” there wasn’t a renter in the UK who didn’t cry out in frustration: it’s the...
ToUChstone - Society and Welfare: on 23 July 2015 by Rebecca Winson
There has been a lot of research published in the past few years around the effect of shift work and our health since the World Health Organisation classified night shift work as a probable...
Stronger unions - Health and safety: on 23 July 2015 by Hugh Robertson
That massive solar power subsidy the Tories want to cut? It costs the average consumer £10 per year on annual electricity and gas bills of £1,338 per year. There is no pledge in the Conservative...
ToUChstone - Environment: on 22 July 2015 by Philip Pearson
In his speech the Chancellor said that “It’s because we’ve taken…difficult decisions….that Britain is able to afford a pay rise. Because let me be clear: Britain deserves a pay rise and...
ToUChstone - Society and Welfare: on 22 July 2015 by Pete Challis
A new report by MigrationWatch, a lobby group that seeks tighter immigration controls, has received much coverage in the press this week as it purports to show that some migrants claim more benefits...
ToUChstone - International: on 22 July 2015 by Rosa Crawford