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.

Teachers have voted for a widespread campaign of industrial action against cuts to public sector pensions. The National Union of Teachers' conference also called for a 24-hour "general strike" in the autumn over pensions, to be organised with other public sector unions.

Read more: NUT to ballot for strike action on pensions

Public Services and Privatisation

The Health and Social Care Bill is a savage attack on the very core of the NHS. In the process, there will be increased privatisation, all 151 primary care trusts (PCTS) and strategic health authorities will be disbanded, hospitals could go bust as the plans include opening up the NHS to "any willing provider" and GPs will have control of about 80% of the NHS budget. This is in the context of massive budget savings.

Read more: Kill the Bill

Public Services and Privatisation

79% of people are not confident of surviving on the current rate of jobseekers allowance (£60.50) according to an ICM poll for the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS). The poll also shows that just 6% of respondents feel ‘very confident’ about the ability of private sector companies to take over some of the work of Jobcentres.

Read more: Poll Findings Prompt Calls for Welfare Reform Rethink

Public Services and Privatisation

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Privatisation

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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