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The TUC believes in good public services, and that you cannot have good services unless those employed to deliver them are treated properly. This is where you can find out about the TUC's work on the public sector and public services. You can find older material by using the search facilities


Commenting on the British Medical Journal’s report today (Wednesday) that one third of NHS contracts have gone to private sector providers, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Privatisation is a real and growing threat to our NHS.
10 December 2014
Commenting on the 24-hour strike which will see firefighters in England walk out from 9am today (Tuesday) in their ongoing dispute with the government over forced changes to their pensions, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “It’s disappointing that ministers have not been able to agree a pensions deal with...
09 December 2014
The Chancellor’s announcement of an extra £2bn for the NHS in today’s Autumn Statement is a panicked response to four years of under-funding and makes a mockery of the government’s claim to have protected the health service from spending cuts, says the TUC.
03 December 2014
For the second time this year, as many as 400,000 health workers in England will take strike action for four hours from 7am today* (Monday) in protest at the government’s refusal to grant them a pay rise.
24 November 2014
Commenting on the vote today (Friday) on Clive Efford’s NHS Bill, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “MPs have voted overwhelmingly in support of this Bill that, if successful, could reverse the government’s plans to privatise the NHS.
21 November 2014
This document is the full text of the National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill.
07 November 2014
This briefing gives an overview of the Back the Bill campaign and how to get involved.
28 October 2014
Unions Together have produced a series of resources campaigners can use as part of the 'Back the Bill' campaign, including a downloadable petition to print off, as well as a leaflet and a poster.
23 October 2014
Unions Together have set up a petition in support of a parliamentary Bill promoted by Labour MP Clive Efford. The National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill seeks to address the most harmful aspects of the coalition government’s hated Health and Social Care Act 2012. Save the NHS and...
23 October 2014
There have been changes to judicial review, changes to Freedom of Information, and talk about scrapping the Human Rights Act and withdrawing from the European Convention on Human Rights. Privatised public services aren’t covered by Freedom of Information. Chris Grayling, Secretary of State for Justice, is chipping away at the...
29 September 2014

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