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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


Welcoming the Public Accounts Committee report, Contracting out Public Services to the Private Secto r, published today (Friday) TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “It is time to end the default assumption that anything done by the public sector is better done by private contractors. The truth is that there...
13 March 2014
Commenting on today’s public sector pay announcements, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady, said: “It is ‘national destroy public sector morale day’ today as the government announces a further cut in the living standards of public sector workers, despite the economic recovery. “NHS staff have been singled out for particularly harsh...
13 March 2014
SERTUC is shocked and saddened to hear of the death of Bob Crow. We have lost a good friend, a good leader, and a good man. Bob was a strong supporter of learning from our history, and a constant supporter of the Burston Strike School rally. What did he say?...
11 March 2014
Health unions will be joining campaigners today (Tuesday) in Westminster to raise their concerns about government proposals to fast-track hospital closures through a controversial clause in the Care Bill. Unions involved in the TUC’s All Together for the NHS campaign are supporting a rally taking place at College Green from...
11 March 2014
Commenting on figures published today (Monday) by the Office for National Statistics on the differences between public and private sector pay, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
10 March 2014
Commenting on figures published today (Wednesday) by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) which show that pay growth in the public sector has fallen to 0.1 per cent, a 3.8 per cent real terms pay cut since last year, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
16 October 2013
On Sunday 29th September thousands of people from across the country will march in Manchester, to tell the Conservative Party Conference that we are fighting to save our NHS, defend jobs and services and say no to austerity. If you're unable to join us in person you can support the...
27 September 2013
People from all walks of life joined together to fight against the Health and Social Care Act that the government pushed through in 2012.This free campaign guide will help you get involved in action to save our NHS where you live and work. It provides ideas for; campaigning, lobbying MPs...
25 September 2013
Government plans to outsource public service provision to independent employee-led mutuals should be subject to a ballot of employees and not be ‘forced through' against their will, Co-operatives UK and the TUC warned today (Wednesday).
21 August 2013
Commenting on research published today (Monday) by the Local Government Association (LGA), which shows that four in five welfare recipients are likely to need help from their councils to cope with the government's new social security reforms, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:
12 August 2013

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