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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


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
Commenting on the 24-hour strike which will see firefighters in England walk out from 7am today (Wednesday) in their ongoing dispute with the government over forced changes to their pensions, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Firefighters are among the most highly-regarded public servants in the UK.
25 February 2015
Whether it was dealing with the aftermath of terrorism in 2005, responding to the riots in 2011, or helping communities during the terrible flooding in 2012, Fire Brigades Union members have provided outstanding service to the people of Britain in the most trying of circumstances. And day in, day out...
09 February 2015
Responding to analysis of proposals for future public spending cuts published today (Wednesday) as part of the Institute for Fiscal Studies' (IFS) Green Budget, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The IFS analysis shows that if the Conservatives are elected their spending cuts would be deeper than any other party,...
04 February 2015
As part of on going NHS campaigns and promoting the National Pensioners Convention (NPC) Dignity Code, the Midlands TUC Pensioners Network with the NPC held two campaigning events in the West Midlands. Firstly the group undertook action at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Birmingham on October 26th and two days...
02 February 2015
The future of local authority services in England are under threat from a growing funding crisis, with significant cuts already being made to statutory adult care and children’s services, according to new analysis published today (Friday) by the TUC and the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES). The report Austerity...
16 January 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
Responding to manifesto proposals announced tonight (Friday) by the Conservative Party on thresholds for public sector strike ballots, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The Conservatives know that this threshold will effectively end the right to strike in the public sector. No democracy elsewhere in the world has this kind...
09 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

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