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2.3 million Londoners classed as living in poverty, despite record number of people in work

The poorest fifth of households in London own just 0.1 per cent of the capital’s wealth, including finances and property, a new study shows.  Click here to read more.

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Sacked out of spite

CRUEL agency bosses have created a “climate of punishment and fear” for workers on temporary or zero-hours contracts, axeing their shifts “out of spite,” a damning study has revealed.  Click here to read more.

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Public sector workforce at lowest level since 1947

Redundancies and privatisation have seen public-sector employment fall to its lowest level for 70 years, click here to read more.

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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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Posted in Homecare, Pay/The Cuts

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