[2021] Motion 54 Resourcing public services

Composited motion

Received from:

Congress congratulates all public sector workers for the dedication they have continued to demonstrate, along with other key workers, during the Covid-19 pandemic. Despite their commitment and passion for public service, millions of workers are being placed in an impossible position by the longstanding failure of governments to back up ambitions for public services with the resources need to deliver them.

These are the workers who teach our children, run our libraries and museums, clean our streets, keep our communities and homes safe, and these are the workers who keep us well and who treat and care for us when we are sick.

The health sector is facing a crisis – with demand higher than ever before, with an ageing workforce, with more workers suffering from poor mental and physical health every day, and with more than one in 10 jobs vacant, the government has to act now before it is too late.

Congress calls on the General Council to:

i. continue the campaign for fully funded public services to meet the needs of the current and future UK population

ii. give the highest priority to making progress on public sector pay

iii. work with public sector unions on campaigns to address the workforce crisis in the NHS urgently.

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy


In the final paragraph, add at end of sub-paragraph ii.:

“, ending the pay freeze and paying all workers a decent, living wage commensurate with our skills and contribution to society”

Fire Brigades Union