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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


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
The Public and Commercial Services union has welcomed reports today that around 100 civil service jobs will not be moved from Sheffield to London. The union opposed plans by the former Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to move policy staff form the northern powerhouse city. But following changes announced...
05 August 2016
Founded on 5th July 1948, our incredible National Health Service celebrates its 68th birthday this month. The NHS was designed as part of a broader programme of reconstruction after the Second World War and has been a beacon of pride for many Brits ever since. The NHS has ringing endorsements...
11 July 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
In a speech today (Tuesday) at the Our NHS: Safer IN rally at the TUC’s Congress House, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady warned that there will be less money available to fund the NHS if the UK votes to leave the EU.
15 June 2016
Commenting after staff walked out of Wormwood Scrubs prison due to concerns over health and safety, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Staff working in prisons must feel safe at work. “The government urgently needs to get to grips with the rise in prison officer assaults, which rose by 30...
06 May 2016
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

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