big society scissorThe Government has argued that spending cuts are needed to tackle the economic crisis.

The Trade Union Co-ordinating Group understands that the public sector works together as a whole – with each arm providing important services to make society function properly and allow people to live in dignity. Therefore, the TUCG stands alongside other unions in opposing all cuts.

Seafarers and offshore workers will be included in enrolment provisions, thanks to unionSeafarers and offshore workers are to be included in the automatic enrolment provisions of the UK Pensions Act 2008, following a significant victory claimed by rail and maritime union RMT.

Read more: RMT claims victory in battle over pension rights

Public Services and Privatisation

The planned closure of 20 jobcentres announced to staff this morning by the Department for Work and Pensions is "unthinkable and irresponsible" at a time of high unemployment.

The plans include six jobcentres in Scotland and four in London, as well as three in the north west and two in the midlands.

Read more: Jobcentre closures are 'unthinkable and irresponsible'

Public Services and Privatisation

The Post Bank Coalition today (Thursday 14th July 2011) launches a report outlining how a publicly owned Post Bank could revitalise the post office network and bring trusted banking services to businesses and communities across the UK.

Read more: New Post Bank report shows lifeline for network

Public Services and Privatisation

Staff who provide admin and IT support to the UK's passport offices have voted by nearly nine to one to strike over an imposed pay cut, the Public and Commercial Services union announces.

Read more: Passport staff vote for summer strikes over pay cut

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Thursday's Morning Star reported that the Labour frontbench failed to back a Labour backbench amendment to the Finance Bill that would have forced the government to report on the feasibility of introducing the modest 'Robin Hood' Tax on financial transactions.

Read more: Why has Labour not supported the Robin Hood Tax?

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THE FIREFIGHTERS' DILEMMA

TUCG: MARK SERWOTKA ON THE FIGHT AGAINST AUSTERITY

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BOOK: COST OF LIVING CRISIS

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By MIchael Calderbank

Foreword by Mark Serwotka, PCS General Secretary

 

Buy now from www.radicalread.co.uk

Based on research commissioned by the TUCG, the book examines why costs have risen for all items of expenditure, ranging from housing and child care to food and transport. He makes practical proposals on how these costs can be reduced. He also delivers an uncompromising message to the leaders of all mainstream Westminster Parties: it is time to end the politics of austerity, an ideological project to cut the size of the state permanently.

FAMILY JUSTICE

New pamphlet on the effect of legal aid cuts on Family Justice.  Double click the picture below to dowload.

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THE GREAT PAY ROBBERY

 

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The impact of falling real wages, benefit cuts and soaring housing costs - with a foreword by Mark Serwotka (General Secretary, PCS).  Click image to download.

COST OF LIVING CRISIS

Cost of Living

 

 Click the image to download the new pamphlet from TUCG, looking at how the cost of living is impacting on working families, and what kind of measures are needed to really make a difference (with a foreword by Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary).

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