Category Archives: Pay/The Cuts

29,000 claims a year despite 50 years since Equal Pay Act......

A consistently high number of workers are alleging that their employers are illegally paying them less than colleagues in similar roles, according to research released to mark the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act.

The act, which established the legal principle that workers should receive equal pay for equal work, was given royal assent on 29 May 1970, following the huge publicity generated by striking sewing machinists at Ford’s Dagenham plant.  Click here to read more.

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A pay freeze is no way to reward public sector workers for putting their lives on the line......

It beggars belief that the government would consider freezing the pay of public sector workers at a time like this.  Click here to read more.

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Universal basic income improves well-being and encourages work, study finds......

Those paid the income did better on jobs and mental health than control group in two-year study.  Click here to read more.

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TUC calls for “emergency” boost to Universal Credit to help people through coronavirus outbreak......

The TUC has today (Monday) called for an “emergency” boost to Universal Credit to help people get through the coronavirus outbreak.   Click here to read more.

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Britain is ‘indebted to minimum wage heroes’, says TUC......

“Britain is indebted to its army of minimum wage heroes. Many – including care workers and supermarket staff – are currently on the frontline of the battle against coronavirus. They deserve every penny of this increase, and more.   Click here to read more.

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Corona virus – branch office information......

Its so important that we keep calm! and do not panic, review the information and make contact with your branch if you require more specific advice.

Due to the outbreak, there will be limited cover within the office so please use alternative means of communication such as mobile numbers and emails where possible, we will get back to you, your concerns are a priority to us.

 

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Coronavirus: your rights at work......

We believe that many of our contracted-out staff members do not receive the same benefits as directly employed members, such as holiday and sick pay.

As a result, employees may be forced to continue working if they are feeling unwell.

We would ask you to contact the employers to ensure that their employees are made aware of their rights and responsibilities to our workplace. Employees are able to seek Statutory Sick Pay or Universal Credit from day 1 (not day 4) of this illness.

In the light of this current situation, our union members would urge that any future contracts with external providers should include the rights and conditions of existing employees

 Coronavirus: your rights at work Continue reading

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Coronavirus: unions attack ‘paltry’ sick pay for self-isolating couriers......

Concerns raised inadequate compensation could force virus-hit gig workers to keep delivering.  Click here to read more.

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Teachers living in sheds, cars and using food banks as demand for grants rises, charity warns......

Hundreds of teachers and support staff are at risk of losing their home or being unable to pay rent, according to the Education Support Partnership, a charity that provides emergency grants.  Click here to read more.

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1 in 10 women don’t earn enough to qualify for sick pay, TUC analysis reveals......

1 in 10 women workers don’t earn enough to qualify for statutory sick pay, according to new TUC analysis published on Friday.  Click here to read more.

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