From the TUC

OECD Forum 2017: ‘Bridging Divides’ and the role of unions

Tim Page

13 Jun 2017, by in International

Over two days last week, politicians, company CEOs, trade unionists, economists, NGOs and thinkers gathered at the OECD in Paris to consider major issues affecting the global economy. Under the heading ‘Bridging Divides’, this year’s OECD Forum had three major themes: Inclusive growth Digitalisation Trust These issues are, of course, interlinked. There was no pretence…




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West Midlands devolution  – ending the fly-over state

Rob Johnston

02 Jun 2017, by in Economics

 Devolution has a long history. The election of metro mayor’s across the UK was just the latest milestone in the devolution journey. Successive governments have recognised that the UK is far too centralised and that to unlock the full potential of the UK’s nations and region’s  Whitehall needs to ‘let go’. Yet action has been…




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Growth of insecure work has added to labour market disadvantage for Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups

Anjum Klair

02 Jun 2017, by in Labour market

The growth of insecure work has exacerbated the inequalities that Black, Asian and minority (BAME) ethnic workers already face. The experience of insecure work differs between different ethnic groups, but the overall pattern is one in which BAME workers are significantly disadvantaged in the labour market. Previous TUC analysis showed that there are 3.2 million…




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