From the TUC

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Railway infrastructure: a no-brainer for Britain

12 Sep 2016, by in Public services

Since at least the financial crisis the TUC has argued for increased infrastructure spending as part of a coherent industry plan. From 2010 the coalition government did the opposite, cutting spending with no coherent strategy. In economic terms the consequences of culling investment has been obvious, as economic growth has slowed and wages have seen…

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We need a properly funded NHS – make your voice heard

11 Aug 2016, by in Public services

This week’s news that United Lincolnshire Hospital’s NHS Trust will be closing its A&E department in Grantham in the evenings due to staff shortages is, in the words of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, “disappointing, yet unsurprising”. The TUC and health unions,  campaigners and think tanks like the Kings Fund and Health Foundation have…

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Keep guards on trains

10 Aug 2016, by in Public services

For many years’ train travel was a no-no for certain groups of disabled people, even when accompanied. Today as the system becomes more accessible, albeit slowly, disabled people are facing the prospect of new barriers replacing those that we had broken down. Gone are the days when the only way for wheelchair passengers to travel…

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NHS funding ‘reset’ – Austerity comes first

14 Jul 2016, by in Public services

In a stark comment given in an interview to the Health Service Journal this week, Jim Mackey, head of NHS Improvement made clear the new policy priority for the NHS – austerity comes first. Ahead of a set of announcements for further belt tightening expected soon – what’s been termed the NHS financial reset –…

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