Speak Up Lobby and Rally - Monday 9th June
Hundreds of public sector employees attended a rally in Central Hall and lobbied their MPs late into the afternoon over the issue of public sector pay. More details and photos
TUC Speaks out over low public sector pay deals, view video at Congress TV
Some things are just too important to be driven by profit.
Not just things like healthcare, education and criminal justice. But all the vital public services that protect people, bind the nation together and boost our prosperity.
Of course many public services can improve with better management and more investment. But pretending complex public services can be run just like a profit-driven business won't work.
Rail Command Paper Briefing
This briefing paper provides our analysis of the proposals made in the government's Rail Command Paper, published in March 2012.
Austerity isn't working - new Northern PSA leaflet
More and more people around the world are waking up to the fact that austerity policies are failing and are all pain and no gain. Since its inception in 2010, the Northern Public Services Alliance has consistently argued that not only would austerity measures cause great social harm, but that they would be economically counterproductive too. So it has proven to be the case. Read more...
Regional pay could take £1.7bn away from local economies
Local or regional public sector pay could drive down wages in the poorest areas of the country, take billions out of local economies and accelerate the growing north-south divide, says a TUC report published today (Tuesday).
Government must stop war of words and get on with serious negotiations
Commenting today (Thursday) on the TUC Day of Action yesterday, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:
OBR deals new blow to public and private sector pensioners
As public sector workers take part in the biggest strike for a generation today (Wednesday), a new paper from the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) predicts that the gap between CPI and RPI inflation will increase to 1.4 per cent in future – cutting the value of public and private sector pensions in payment even more than previously forecast.
Thousands of northern region workers and trade unions taking to the streets for Pensions Justice
Thousands of workers across the North East and Cumbria will be showing their support for Pensions Justice and joining in with one of the four regional March and rallies across the region on Pensions Day of Action, November 30th.
As well as independent pickets all over the region, workers and trade unionists will be coming together in co-ordinated action in Newcastle-Gateshead, Middlesbrough, Carlisle and Whitehaven.