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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
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
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
Unions in the South West have warned there will be less funding for the NHS if the UK votes to leave the EU. Analysis from the South West TUC based on figures from the Institute of Fiscal Studies and the King’s Fund find the annual net reduction to government revenue...
20 June 2016
A formal application is being made by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) to affiliate to the TUC. The announcement follows a decision by the RCM’s governing board to apply for membership. If successful, the RCM will be the first Royal College to be a member of the TUC.
28 May 2015
Responding to today’s (Tuesday) comments by Business Secretary Sajid Javid that the government will introduce tougher new rules on strike ballots, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “This is a government not so much on the side of hard-working people but Britain’s worst bosses – those who want their staff...
12 May 2015
Welcoming the report on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) by the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee published today (Wednesday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “MPs are right to demand that the protection of the NHS and public services should be put beyond doubt by writing it in...
25 March 2015
The outsourcing of public services provision to private providers has a detrimental impact on the workforce and a knock-on effect on the quality of care, says a new TUC report published today (Tuesday).
03 March 2015
Commenting on the East Coast Main Line private contract which starts today (Sunday) TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “It is disappointing to see East Coast in private hands after five years of public sector success. The government’s decision to re-privatise the line, awarding the contract to Stagecoach and Virgin,...
01 March 2015

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