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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

Commenting on the NHS Pay Review Body’s recommendations today (Thursday) that unsocial hours pay is not a barrier to delivering a seven day service, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “We welcome the independent Pay Review Body’s view that seven day NHS services cannot be introduced by cutting workers' pay...
16 July 2015
New research published today (Sunday), and commissioned by the TUC from Landman Economics, finds that middle-income families with children face the biggest cash-equivalent losses from services cuts. TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: This analysis shows how middle-income families are being hit much harder than those at the top. After...
05 July 2015
Responding to comments made by Cabinet Office Minister Matthew Hancock on government plans in the case of future industrial action, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Instead of bragging about making plans for mass strikes, ministers should think about why so many workers in the public and private sector feel...
29 June 2015
The North West has lost public sector jobs at more than three times the rate of London, according to new government figures published today (Wednesday). The figures show that between 2010 and 2015 public sector employment in the North West fell by 9.4 per cent. Over the same period public...
18 June 2015
New data published today (Wednesday) by the Office for National Statistics reveals that government cuts since 2010 have had an unequal impact on UK regions. There has been a net loss of almost 400,000 public sector jobs across the UK, with public sector employment hit hardest in the North East...
17 June 2015
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 the Queen’s Speech today (Wednesday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Working people will be worried by a Queen’s Speech that declares open season on so many of their rights and protections.
27 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
Cuts to tariffs – the prices paid to hospitals for different medical procedures – are starving health trusts of income and contributing to the growing financial crisis in the NHS, according to new analysis published by the TUC and UNISON today (Wednesday).
26 April 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