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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


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
After the Francis report (Feb 2013) the government made clear its intention to change the culture of the NHS towards patient safety. Three years on and the NHS is in the midst of a financial crisis. Many organisations that represent NHS staff are coming forward to highlight fundamental problems with...
07 November 2016
7 in 10 (69%) NHS workers say that reductions in staffing and resources are putting the quality of patient care and clinical standards at risk, according to a new TUC poll published today (Monday).
07 November 2016
The government should fully fund our NHS. Call on the Chancellor to use the Autumn Statement to provide fair and sustainable funding for health and social care. Why is this important? Our NHS faces the biggest financial crisis in a generation. Across the country, our NHS and social care services...
28 October 2016
This research aims to add to the existing body of evidence which has looked at the impacts of the government’s reforms to legal aid and court services and cuts to these budgets – on access to justice. The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO) came into effect in...
19 October 2016
This morning (Monday), the General Secretary of the TUC, Frances O’Grady, will set out her priorities for working people, and for Brexit, in a keynote speech to the TUC Congress 2016.
12 September 2016
The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has called for more resources to be given to Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs Service (HMRC) to clamp down on employers who avoid paying staff the minimum wage, following the naming of shaming of employers who have been fined for not paying their staff the...
11 August 2016

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