Trade union involvement in public service improvement

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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
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
This report is based on research by the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES), commissioned by the TUC. The research explores the impact of austerity in England, focusing upon how changes in publically funded services affect both people and places across the country, now and in the years to come.
16 January 2015
A report by the Trades Union Congress based on research by the New Economics Foundation, exploring the outsourcing of public services in five key sectors.
19 December 2014
Children England, along with many of their member organisations, and the TUC have published a new joint agreement today (Saturday) on the future of children’s services commissioning. The agreement – Declaration of Interdependence in Children’s Services – has been reached following concerns that the government’s narrow market-led approach to provision...
26 July 2014
This report looks at the ways in which local authorities are currently working with local communities and service users to design and deliver services that meet community need, while ensuring that services remain universal, accessible and accountable. Through the use of surveys and case studies, we can get a clearer...
10 April 2013
A new report published today (Tuesday) by unions and voluntary sector groups highlights potential flaws in the government's localism agenda, as outlined in the Localism Act.
31 July 2012
Commenting on the Prime Minister's decision to invite only a handful of trade bodies to his health summit this afternoon (Monday), TUC Deputy General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:
20 February 2012
In response to the long-awaited parliamentary announcement from the Minister of Transport, Phillip Hammond, giving the go-ahead to the Intercity Express Programme Northern TUC Regional Secretary, Kevin Rowan said: “The Secretary of State's announcement today is very good news indeed for County Durham and the wider north east economy. The...
01 March 2011
Commenting on Government plans to establish the Tenant Services Authority to ensure improved standards for the UK's eight million tenants in social housing, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:
11 November 2009