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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 claims by Michael Gove and Boris Johnson that leaving the EU could allow more to be spent on the NHS, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Johnson and Gove are about as convincing as David Beckham in a Manchester City shirt. The truth is they’ve always played for...
15 April 2016
The impact on public services, particularly the NHS, has emerged as a key battleground in arguments over the UK’s membership of the European Union. The complex interplay of funding, migration and regulation leaves assertions on either side open to debate. But any argument should recognise the following ways that a...
06 April 2016
This report provides analysis of the distributional impact of cuts to departmental budgets outlined in the November 2015 Spending Review. The analysis demonstrates disproportionate cuts to the living standards of medium and low income households as a result of funding cuts to a range of public services including health, education,...
23 March 2016
Commenting on government proposals announced today (Friday) to reduce redundancy payments for sacked public sector workers, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Ministers seem determined to destroy morale in the public sector. “Under David Cameron’s watch we have seen years of job losses, pay freezes and cuts to pensions. Now,...
05 February 2016
Public sector workers sleep deprived says new study by Leeds University.......
02 February 2016
There was good attendance and participation at the TUC – Public Services and Steel Summit held in Stockton on Saturday 23rd January. Welcoming delegates, Simon Elliot, Chair of the Northern TUC said Teesside was the great chemical and industrial heart of Britain. The loss of so many jobs in such...
28 January 2016
The Wales TUC has today published what it calls “a damning legal opinion” and accuses the UK government of preparing to “act unconstitutionally” and “undermine the democratic will of the people of Wales”. An independent legal opinion, commissioned from leading Queens Council Hefin Rees (attached in full), looks at those...
12 January 2016
Trade union leaders and the Interim Mayor for Greater Manchester today (Friday 18th December 2015) signed a protocol for joint working on workforce matters. The agreement has been reached after discussions between trade union leaders and the Mayor, with agreement from the Combined Authorities, to ensure a worker voice is...
18 December 2015
Commenting on today’s (Wednesday) National Audit Office’s warning that the NHS faces a “severe” funding shortfall of £2.2 billion this year, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
16 December 2015
Commenting on the BMA junior doctors’ overwhelming vote in favour of strike action, TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady said:
19 November 2015

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