From the TUC

Web links for 26th March 2014

26 Mar 2014, by in Web links

Fair Pay Fortnight Two weeks of union-backed events around the country and online, making the case for fairer pay as the best way to tackle the cost of living increase. Jobs, opportunity and fairness – Derbyshire is showing the way on pay The TUC’s Midlands Secretary Rob Johnston writes for Left Foot Forward about Derby…

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TUC Economic Quarterly Report #3

12 Feb 2014, by in Economic Reports

This TUC economic quarterly report provides an analysis of UK economic and labour market developments over the three months to February.   In this issue we find  The recovery remains unbalanced with business investment and net trade lagging expectations Improvements in headline employment measures mask concerning regional trends.  Falls in real wages continue. Since the…

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TUC Economic Quarterly Report #2

01 Oct 2013, by in Economic Reports, Labour market

The latest economic quarterly report provides an analysis of UK economic and labour market developments over the three months to September. In this issue we find: Despite the recent pick up, growth has been weak and rebalancing is not occurring. There has been very little progress on deficit reduction. The labour market statistics continue the…

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TUC Economic Quarterly Report: #1

26 Jun 2013, by in Economic Reports

This new TUC Economic Quarterly Report provides an analysis of UK economic and labour market developments over the three months to June 2013. In this first edition, we show that growth has been weak and rebalancing is not occurring, with very little progress on deficit reduction; that the Labour market is essentially stagnant and we…

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Web links for 5th May 2013

06 May 2013, by in Web links

Tim Harford — Article — Boycotts will not help Bangladesh’s poor The FT’s Undercover Economist rightly argues that, while boycotting Bangladesh would not work, what would is free trade unions. “Ultimately, whatever western consumers demand, what determines whether rules about working conditions are upheld is that workers on the factory floor have a voice and…

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Web links for 3rd May 2013

03 May 2013, by in Web links

A nudge is as good as a regulation? Think again A double bill of posts from our sister blog Stronger Unions today. First, Hugh Robertson looks at the proposed privatisation of the Cabinet Office “nudge unit”, and how a dogmatic preference for nudge over regulation is damaging the effectiveness of policy – especially in the…

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Web links for 25th October 2012

26 Oct 2012, by in Web links

Heterogeneity at the IMF — Social Europe Journal For those confused about the mixed messages coming out of the IMF (against austerity in theory, arguing for Greece's austerity package to be relaxed, but still backing austerity in particular countries), Professor Wren-Lewis provides a plausible explanation

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