Category Archives: Pay/The Cuts

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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1 in 5 workers are skipping meals to make ends meet, finds TUC poll......

1 in 5 (20%) workers are skipping meals to make ends meet, according to new TUC/GQR polling published recently. Click here to read more.

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Ban zero hours contracts......

Every worker deserves job security.  Click here to find out more and sign the petition.

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Landmark UNISON case confirms minimum annual leave for all workers......

Court of Appeal ruling has implications for hundreds of thousands of employees.  Click here to read more.

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Unions call for a 10% pay rise for local government workers......

Council staff have paid a heavy price during the years of austerity.  Click here to read more.

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UNISON Conference 2019 – Library volunteers skyrocket to more than 51,000......

The Morning Star reports ““UNPRECEDENTED” levels of cuts have seen the number of local library volunteers skyrocket to over 51,000 since the Tories took power.  Click here to read more.

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Bridging the gender pay gap......

With more than one million women members representing 80% of the union, conference hears how UNISON is at the forefront of the campaign to eradicate the gender pay gap.  Click here to read more.

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UN report compares Tory welfare policies to creation of workhouses......

Ministers in denial about impact of austerity since 2010, says poverty expert.  Click here to read more.

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Waltham Forest Council’s top earners revealed as Town Hall Rich List is published......

The largest salary packages from Waltham Forest Council employees have been revealed – with more making more than £100,000 than in previous years.  Click here to read more.

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