Category Archives: Public Services for All

The government would be foolish to keep ignoring teaching assistants

Teaching assistantj

Market obsessives and state haters have led the backlash against teaching assistants.

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Tories pledge to end free prescriptions in Scotland

Prescriptionsj

The Scottish Conservatives has called for free prescriptions to be abolished in order to finance an extra 1,000 new nurses and midwives north of the border.

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The government has once again shown its contempt for NHS staff

David Cameronj

Average NHS workers have had a 10 per cent real terms pay cut since this government came to power in 2010.

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Police scandal and reform: can we break out of more of the same?

Met policej

We should abandon the idea that the police alone keep us safe from crime and that everything else must defer to that goal.

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A final chance to defeat the hospital closure clause

NHSj

The TUC is calling on MPs to oppose the government’s ill-thought out hospital closure clause.

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Labour must gain power so we can give it away

Whitehall2j

Labour needs to show it is serious about public service reform.

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New figures show taxpayers lost billions on Royal Mail privatisation

Royal Mail-j

New figures reveal that taxpayers lost billions of pounds in the privatisation of the Royal Mail.

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What are the alternatives to private monopolies on the railways?

With passengers wholly dissatisfied with the service provided on the railways, is now the time to look for an alternative?

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Labour finally seems to be moving away from centralised control over service delivery

Whitehall2j

The UK is the most centralised state in the developed world.

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I hope Tristram Hunt will respond positively to my invitation to discuss how a picket line works

Tristram Huntj

It is a fundamental principle, not only of my union but of the movement in general, that you do not cross a picket line.

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