Category - public sector spending cuts

  • 11 Jul 2014

    Over the past four years, the government has either frozen public sector pay or limited pay increases to well below the cost of living, leaving public servants on average £2,245 worse off, says the TUC.

  • 31 May 2013

    The UK economy would have grown three times faster last year if the government had prevented decline in the construction industry, according to new analysis from the TUC.

  • 7 Dec 2012

    Scottish Greens say the UK Chancellor's economic and energy plans fail to respond to a world of staggering inequality and the urgent need to cut carbon.

  • 11 Oct 2012

    The government wants “To set our country back on the path to prosperity that all can share in” and “mend a broken society”, claimed UK Prime Minister David Cameron at the Conservative Party conference on 10 October. Despite national policies inflicting deepening misery on the poorest in society, and promises by his ministers of more of the same, he was seeking to portray his leadership as compassionate and inclusive.

  • 26 Sep 2012

    Government plans for regional pay in the public sector are unfair and would be bad for NHS patients and pupils in poorer areas, according to polling published by the TUC.

  • 14 Feb 2012

    Archbishop Hieronymos II of Athens and All Greece has warned the Greek government of a possible social upheaval if more austerity measures are ushered in by international financial institutions overseeing the sovereign debt crisis.

  • 30 Nov 2011

    “We're all in this together” has never seemed so cynically mendacious as it does today (30 November) – the day after the Chancellor's Autumn Statement and the day on which public service workers are taking part in the largest organised day of action for a generation.

  • 30 Nov 2011

    A union initiative will give savings from today's 'pension robbery' and anti-cuts strike to grassroots groups fighting poverty in Britain.

  • 29 Nov 2011

    Green MSPs in Scotland have confirmed their support for 30 November coordinated strike action against the UK government's public sector 'assault'.

  • 29 Nov 2011

    Wednesday 30 November will see the first mass strike across Britain for four decades, as public sector workers protest against pension cuts.