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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

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
The People's March for the NHS is finishing with a rally in central London in Trafalgar Square on Saturday 6 September.
05 September 2014
SERTUC was pleased to support PCS reps at the Victoria and Albert Museum on Friday 29 August, when they targeted the late opening of the Museum’s ‘Disobedient Objects’ exhibition. Union reps leafleted members of the public as they arrived and urged those speaking at the event to mention and support...
02 September 2014
The People's March for the NHS is following the route of the historic Jarrow March in 1936, having left Jarrow in the North East of England on 16 August, with the intention of reaching London, and Parliament, on 6 September 2014. Along the way, the march has been building support...
29 August 2014