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Friday, 6 September 2013

TUPE changes aim to make privatisation cheaper and quicker

#TUC13 Government proposals to weaken the Transfer of Undertakings and Protection of Employment (TUPE) regulations ‘will drive down terms and conditions for vulnerable workers and make privatisation cheaper and quicker’ says TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady in a timely warning about the latest Con Dem threat to public service workers. With the NHS alone embarking on its single biggest outsourcing of services so far by inviting bids for a contract that will be worth between £700m and £1.1bn, the serious implications of TUPE no longer applying to outsourcing cannot be overstated. A major joint union campaign is urgently required to oppose these changes: