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The TUC believes in full employment and work for all those who want it, but those who cannot work should get decent benefits that lift them out of poverty. Here is research and policy on welfare and work issues. You can find older material by using the search facilities.



end child poverty logo3.8 million children live in poverty in the UK today, thats one in three children - a shocking figure given the wealth of our nation.

The campaign to End Child Poverty includes children's and other charities, social justice groups, faith-groups, trade unions, businesses and many others concerned about the unacceptably high levels of child poverty in the UK who are working together for change. Visit their website at http://www.endchildpoverty.org.uk/

cutting the costs of child poverty


The most recent documents available on this subject are:

Hard Times: Trade unions tackling poverty
A Northern TUC conference, 3 September 2008 – 5:30pm to 7:30pm (buffet from 5pm). Keynote speakers: • Sharon Hodgson MP • Clare Williams – Unison • Hilary Fisher – End Child Poverty Campaign
1 August 2008

Child Poverty - Keeping the Promise
Part of the Wales TUC 2008 Policy Seminar Series, Thursday 28 August 2008, 12pm - 2pm, at the Norwegian Church, Cardiff Bay
30 July 2008

No to 'no pay' jobs says TUC
Responding to media reports that the welfare reform Green Paper, due to be published today (Monday), will include proposals for workfare that force unemployed people to work on community service schemes in return for their benefits, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:
21 July 2008

Care and Support: TUC Briefing
A TUC briefing on the Government's national debate about the future of social care in England.
PDF version available for download
1 July 2008

Women's low pay is the key to tackling child poverty, says TUC
The TUC publishes a briefing today (Friday) which reveals that tackling women's low pay is key to ending child poverty in the UK.
PDF version available for download
20 June 2008

The Iron Triangle
Women's poverty, child poverty and in-work poverty are all connected - so the solutions must be as well.
PDF version available for download
19 June 2008

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