From the TUC

Ill health is a class and gender issue

Richard Exell

22 Jul 2014, by in Society & Welfare

I’ve been thinking a bit about the Inequality in Healthy Life Expectancy statistics, published today. These figures show life expectancy and healthy life expectancy, broken down by gender and by how deprived the areas are where people live. Among other things, they show why defending benefits and services for people who are disabled or in…

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Where now for workplace pensions?

Tim Sharp

21 Jul 2014, by in Pensions & Investment

All the signs are that so far pensions auto-enrolment, which requires people to actively opt out if they don’t want to contribute to a workplace pension, has been a great success. But I argue in a blog published over at Pensions Insight that the financial services industry is being rather unambitious in its thinking about how this can be built on…

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Democracy in the Workplace: an idea whose time has come

Tim Page

17 Jul 2014, by in Working Life

Today, the TUC launches ‘Democracy in the Workplace: Strengthening Information and Consultation’. This report is part of a wider theme, developed by the TUC in recent years, designed to give workers a say in how their companies are run. Such a say, in theory, already exists. In 2005, the Information and Consultation of Employees (ICE)…

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