Trade union involvement in public service improvement

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This report looks at the ways in which local authorities are currently working with local communities and service users to design and deliver services that meet community need, while ensuring that services remain universal, accessible and accountable. Through the use of surveys and case studies, we can get a clearer...
10 April 2013
A new report published today (Tuesday) by unions and voluntary sector groups highlights potential flaws in the government's localism agenda, as outlined in the Localism Act.
31 July 2012
Commenting on the Prime Minister's decision to invite only a handful of trade bodies to his health summit this afternoon (Monday), TUC Deputy General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:
20 February 2012
In response to the long-awaited parliamentary announcement from the Minister of Transport, Phillip Hammond, giving the go-ahead to the Intercity Express Programme Northern TUC Regional Secretary, Kevin Rowan said: “The Secretary of State's announcement today is very good news indeed for County Durham and the wider north east economy. The...
01 March 2011
Commenting on Government plans to establish the Tenant Services Authority to ensure improved standards for the UK's eight million tenants in social housing, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:
11 November 2009
Successive attempts to introduce market mechanisms into public services by Labour and Conservative governments – £44 billion worth of public services are now delivered each year outside the public sector - have not delivered better value and have often made worse the problems they were claimed to solve, says the...
11 June 2008
An unprecedented alliance of health unions – both affiliated and non-affiliated to the TUC – has been launched today (Wednesday) on the day that the Labour Party Conference debates health policy to warn that recent progress in the NHS is under threat.
27 September 2006