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Workers are ‘begging managers for more hours’ as millions struggle with flexible contracts, reveals study

In order to be able to survive, people have to constantly go up to their managers and ask for more hours, saying they can’t make ends meet.  Click here to read more.

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UK wages likely to fall as an average of 24 applicants chase each low-skilled job

Employers see little incentive to offer big pay rises despite fears of future labour shortages as unemployment hits a more than 40-year low.  Click here to read more.

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Income gap between people from rich and poor backgrounds has almost doubled, IFS figures reveal

Someone from the richest fifth of households earned an average of 88 per cent more than those from the poorest families in 2012, with the equivalent gap in 2000 just 47 per cent.  Click here to read more.

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Lobby of London Councils – Monday 14 August – 9.30am

All UNISON members are encouraged to attend the lobby.  Assemble at  9.30am, 59½ Southwark Street, SE1 0AL, a short walk from London Bridge station and tube, with London Councils meeting at 10.30am.  See attached flyer for further details.  

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160 years to earn a FTSE 100 boss’s salary

Labour has condemned a “mutual backscratching society” of bosses, as new figures reveal it would take an ordinary worker two lifetimes to earn the average pay of a FTSE 100 chief executive.  Click here to read more.

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Employment tribunal fees ruled unlawful by supreme court

Fees for those bringing employment tribunal claims are unlawful, Supreme Court rules.  Click here to read more.

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Waltham Forest Council’s ‘living wage employer’ claim called into question over care home staff pay

A council has been accused of unjustly calling itself a London Living Wage employer amid claims a contractor is pulling a care service over staff pay concerns  Click here to read more.

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UK workers are cheated out of at least £1.5bn a year in holiday pay

One in 20 does not get statutory holiday pay, one in 12 does not get payslip and £1.2bn in wages are unpaid annually, says study.  Click here to read more.

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Have a say on YOUR pay claim for 2018-19

Our Members are under immense pressure, experiencing an incomparable deterioration in the value of their pay, the widespread shredding of terms and conditions, job losses on a historic scale and persistent insecurity, as well as ever-increasing workloads, pressure and stress.

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If next government doesn’t act, UK wage growth will stay at the bottom of the league, warns TUC

British workers will suffer a fall in real wages in both 2017 and 2018, as workers in most other advanced economies see their pay rise, according to new TUC analysis released today (Wednesday). 

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