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This briefing gives an overview of the Back the Bill campaign and how to get involved.
28 October 2014
A key decision has been made to take bus services in Tyne and Wear back under council control could herald a revolution in the improvement of passenger services across the UK. The North East Combined Authority, made up of representatives of 7 local councils, agreed to introduce a Quality Contracts...
28 October 2014
The National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) has today (Friday) joined the TUC, bringing the number of affiliated unions to 54. The union – which is based in Haywards Heath in West Sussex – is led by General Secretary Russell Hobby. With 28,500 members it is the biggest union to...
24 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
Commenting on today’s (Monday) announcement that the government is to sell off its 40 per cent stake in Eurostar, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Eurostar has thrived under public ownership, returning millions in profits each year to the Treasury. However, now it too has become a victim of the...
13 October 2014
Responding to announcements made today (Monday) at the Liberal Democrat Conference by Vince Cable on increasing the minimum wage for apprenticeships and addressing employment contract abuse, the TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “This is the right thing to do for both young workers and the economy and will help...
06 October 2014
The TUC has given written evidence for the consultation on implementing new GCSEs in English and maths into post-16 education. The response from the TUC concentrates on the impact of the changes to post-19 adult learning. The TUC supports the overall aspiration of raising literacy and numeracy skills levels and...
02 October 2014
This is the TUC submission to the BIS consultation on proposals to expand the existing “24+ Advanced Learning Loans” to more learners by extending the requirement to take out a loan to people aged 19-23 and also to Level 2 qualifications. The TUC’s view is that it would be highly...
02 October 2014
The government recently consulted on linking Traineeship funding to the achievement of outcomes. The TUC is supportive of funding reforms which will increase the likelihood of Traineeships leading to secure , fairly paid employment for young people. The TUC is concerned that poor quality Traineeships could lead to the exploitation...
01 October 2014

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