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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 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
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

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