Category: Pay/The Cuts

Home ownership now little more than a pipe dream for public sector workers

Owning a home has become virtually impossible for many public sector workers across Britain, according to research recently published.  Click here to read more.

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The English NHS pay deal – in six charts

A lot has been written about the NHS pay deal in England and what it will mean to individuals’ pay packets. But how does it affect staff at different stages of their career?  Click here to read more.

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Childcare fees have risen three times faster than wages since 2008, TUC analysis reveals

Fees up by 52%, compared to 17% increase in nominal wages. Families left with £4,700 annual shortfalls even after government support. Click here to read more.

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780,000 workers are stuck on zero-hours contracts

Hundreds of thousands are still trapped in jobs that are so insecure they can’t plan childcare or budget for their weekly shop.  Click here to read more.

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A fifth of boroughs’ jobs pay below living wage

More than a fifth of jobs in Waltham Forest and Redbridge pay below the living wage.  Click here to read more.

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Pay announcements are “robbing Peter to pay Paul”, says UNISON

“Behind the good news headlines, the government is simply robbing Peter to pay Paul. Without extra money from the Treasury to fund these pay increases, services and jobs somewhere will have to be cut.”  Click here to read more

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First he blocked a law against upskirting – now this Tory MP is coming for your rights at work

Sir Christopher Chope’s shameless and cynical use of bankbench legislation to attack workers’ rights cannot be allowed to succeed.  Click here to read more.

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Time to visit Chancellor Philip “CUTS” Hammond and say……DEMO Saturday 7 April 2018

MPs call for unpaid shifts to be illegal

Some MPs and lawyers have called for a blanket ban on unpaid shift work.  Click here to read more.

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Surge in public sector workers relying on charity handouts to make ends meet

Police officers, nurses and teachers receiving charitable grants at higher rate than ever amid stagnating wages and rise in living costs, figures show.  Click here to read more.

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