This Motion was passed at the TUC Conference this week.
The welfare state
Motions 37, 38 and 39
Congress is proud of the role trade unions played in founding the welfare state as a social insurance from each according to their means, to each according to their needs.
Congress notes, with concern, the clear rise in levels of deprivation since May 2010.
New inequalities having a deleterious impact upon the lives of vulnerable people are increasingly obvious to all those working in the public and voluntary sectors.
Services are becoming ever more fragmented, leading to wide variations in access across geographical areas of the UK.
Vulnerable groups are experiencing increased poverty and lack of support as a direct result of government policy specifically designed to promote this same fragmentation of services to susceptible groups including children, the elderly and the disabled.
Congress further notes several aspects of government policy that…
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