Leave and Pay for Fathers and Partners - Know Your Rights booklet
Date of Publication: 2014
~~If you are an expectant father or the partner of someone due to give birth or adopt a child, you could be entitled to time off to attend ante-natal appointments plus up to two weeks’ paid paternity leave. You may also be able to take more time off in the first year as Shared Parental Leave and be entitled to some Shared Parental Pay. Other rights that may help you combine paid work with looking after your child include unpaid parental leave, the right to request flexible working and emergency time off for dependants. This booklet explains who is entitled...
Green innovation: industrial policy for a low carbon future
Date of Publication: 2014
~~This report for the TUC by Prof Paul Ekins and Will McDowall argues that government has a key leadership role in creating a “dynamic and vibrant innovation system” that meets society’s environmental and economic aspirations. The direction the UK’s economic growth now takes depends much on government vision and leadership in driving eco-innovation. Innovation is essential for greening growth. Government role in shaping direction of innovation is inevitable: government cannot simply ‘get out of the way’. Innovation policy is not currently aligned with aspirations for a green economy. A more active, dynamic approach is required. Authors: Professor Paul Ekins, Director,...
Workers on Board:the case for workers' voice in corporate governance
Date of Publication: 2014
This paper written by Janet Williamson, argues that alongside reforms to remove the priority currently given to the interests of shareholders, mechanisms for workers’ voice should be introduced into the UK’s corporate governance system. Another in the TUC's Economic Report series and you can follow the series here, www.touchstoneblog.org.uk the pdf is available to download from the link above.
Workers' Voice in Corporate Governance: a European perspective
Date of Publication: 2013
This report sets out the situation in relation to worker voice in corporate governance across Europe. It examines the differences and similarities in provisions on worker representation in corporate governance in different European countries, as well as EU regulations and Directives on the subject. Written by Aline Conchon, this another in the Economic Report series, follow the series here; www.touchstoneblog.org.uk and as always you can download a free pdf of the booklet from the link above.
The Labour Market in the English Regions
Date of Publication: 2014
This TUC report – which looks at regional labour markets over the last 20 years – shows that since the election there are 780,000 more people in work across the UK and the likelihood of having a job has also increased (up by one percentage point). You can follow the Economic Report series at www.touchstoneblog.org.uk and download a free pdf file of the book from the link above.
Job Creation: Lessons from Abroad
Date of Publication: 2013
In this Touchstone Extras pamphlet written by Almna Silim, we look at the international experience of employment change since the recession, at how the British experience compares with other countries and at the lessons we can learn from this comparison. This is available as all our Touchstone Extras series are, as a free pdf download, see the link above.
Dismantling the Barriers to Social Mobility
Date of Publication: 2014
In this Touchstone Extra pamphlet, we ask if social mobility is going into reverse. What are the connections between social mobility and inequality? And what policies might help a recovery of social mobility? Written by Declan Gaffney and Ben Baumberg. This is also available as a free download, please see the link above.
Equitable Full Employment
Date of Publication: 2014
The TUC Touchstone pamphlet Equitable Full Employment: A Jobs Recovery For All shows that the recent rise in employment is being driven by fewer people leaving their jobs, rather than more people finding new work. Written for the TUC by Tony Wilson and Paul Bivand.
Third Time Lucky
Date of Publication: 2013
This Touchstone Pamphlet written by Craig Berry and Nigel Stanley is another in the popular report series. It deals with pensions consensus, state pension reform and compares pensionable ages across OECD countries.
Generation Lost: youth unemployment and the youth labour market
Date of Publication: 2012
This Touchstone Extra Pamphlet reports on youth unemployment the labour market. It's author Paul Bivand also looks at the causes of and the history of youth unemployment. All the Extra report series are available to download as a pdf, see the link below


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