From the TUC

New partnerships begin for AFL-CIO

30 Sep 2013, By Guest

The US trade union body the AFL-CIO (the US equivalent of the TUC) has reached its first partnership with a ‘non-union’ body as part of its efforts to re-brand and rejuvenate the US union movement. With union membership down to an all time low of 6.6% in the private sector in a strategy agreed at…

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Taking the battle to save the NHS into our communities

29 Sep 2013, By

People from all walks of life joined together to fight the Health and Social Care Act that the government pushed through in 2012. And again we mobilised when the government introduced the Section 75 regulations which appeared to enforce competition throughout the NHS, contrary to government assurances. Despite hard campaigning, we are left with an…

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Why I’m marching for our NHS in Manchester today

29 Sep 2013, By

The NHS faces the gravest crisis in its history. We are seeing privatisation on an unthinkable scale as core services are hived off to the lowest bidder, budgets are flat-lining, and huge efficiency savings are being demanded by ministers – all at a time of record patient demand. After promising there would be no top-down…

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Save Our NHS and ease the pressure on health workers

26 Sep 2013, By

Donnie Anderton, an NHS physiotherapist and union rep for the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, discusses the impact that service cuts and ‘rationing care’ has had in his field of work and explains why he’ll be marching on Sunday. I’ll cut to the chase: Sunday’s demonstration in Manchester is about the future of the NHS. It’s about…

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All Together Now for the Save Our NHS demo this weekend

25 Sep 2013, By

Peter Hooton, lead singer of The Farm, explains why the band are supporting the Save Our NHS rally on Sunday and looks at the link between music and politics. We’re proud to be involved in the TUC rally because we’re concerned about the destructive policies this Tory-led government is pursuing. Their policies are targeting the…

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