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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
The Midlands TUC has reacted with anger and fury at the revelation that five Midlands companies have been named and shamed by the Government for failing to pay its workers the National Minimum Wage.
02 December 2014
Responding to the announcement today (Thursday) that the East Coast mainline franchise has been awarded to Virgin and Stagecoach – and will now be returned to the private sector – TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The government’s rush to sell off the East Coast mainline before the election is...
27 November 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
On November 11th 2014, the TUC’s Assistant General Secretary, Paul Nowak and Midlands TUC Regional Secretary, Lee Barron joined UCATT Acting Regional Secretary Shaun Lee, UCATT members and Organisers along with company representatives to visit the Nottingham Tram Project.
14 November 2014
The amount of time that commuters spend travelling to and from work has increased substantially over the past five years, according to a TUC analysis of official figures published today (Friday). The figures – published to mark the end of Commute Smart Week organised by Work Wise UK – show...
14 November 2014
The amount of time that commuters spend travelling to and from work has increased substantially over the past five years, according to a TUC analysis of official figures published today (Friday). The figures – published to mark the end of Commute Smart Week organised by Work Wise UK – show...
14 November 2014

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