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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

Nearly three-quarters of voters think the NHS is getting worse, including 3 in 5 Conservatives
05 July 2017
Commenting on reports that the government will review the artificial 1% pay restrictions on public sector workers, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
28 June 2017
Commenting on proposals to be announced today (Wednesday) by the Labour Party on NHS funding and staffing, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “We hope all the parties will make an election pledge to scrap the unfair pay restrictions and give our hard working NHS staff the pay rise they...
26 April 2017
It is 2017 and public sector workers are over half-way through a decade of government-imposed pay restraint. The five million people delivering our public services, from job centres to hospitals, schools to local councils, have seen six years of pay freezes and pay caps that means many public sector workers...
23 March 2017
145,200 NHS and adult social care workers in England risk losing their right to live and work in the UK after Brexit. TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “If Brexit means they have to leave, our health and social care services will struggle to cope."
01 March 2017
Workers in the public sector face real pay falls of thousands of pounds by 2020, according to new analysis published today (Wednesday) by the TUC.
18 January 2017
Responding to the publication of the Welsh Government’s Bill designed to challenge the UK Trade Union Act, Wales TUC General Secretary Martin Mansfield said: “This hugely welcome and important Bill is about protecting the ability of unions, employers and the Welsh government to work in partnership in devolved Welsh public...
16 January 2017
Rail fares are rising again from January 2017, but our services are often late, overcrowded and under-staffed. We've had enough of paying more but getting less! Please take action – sign our petition to Chris Grayling MP, Secretary of State for Transport, calling on him to support affordable fares and...
04 January 2017
Many people working for emergency services on Christmas Day have seen their real wages fall in the last five years, TUC analysis revealed today (Friday).
23 December 2016
This page provides a report and links to presentations from the TUC's event - Greater Manchester: Devolution, Health and Social Care in November 2016
22 December 2016