Category: Pay/The Cuts

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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One wage for all ages

UNISON launches #OneWageAnyWage campaign is it celebrates 20 years of the national minimum wage.  Click here to read more.

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Four million British workers live in poverty, charity says

Number of workers entering poverty rising faster than employment… click here to read more.

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Council workers pawning belongings to make ends meet, says UNISON

Some council staff struggling on low wages are resorting to taking their possessions to pawnbrokers, says a UNISON report published last week.  Click here to read more.

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Ban zero-hours contracts

We need an outright ban on zero-hours contracts. Too many workers are being denied job security, sick pay and holiday pay – and insecure work is out of control.  Click here to read more and sign the TUC petition.

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Fighting for your rights

Dave Knight on a campaign group’s efforts to support vulnerable people. Waltham Forest Stand Up For Your Rights protesting outside Leytonstone Jobcentre Plus.  Waltham Forest Stand Up For Your Rights is a local organisation that supports benefits claimants and campaigns

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Campaigners in Waltham Forest welcome commitments from employers to pay London Living Wage

According to charity Trust for London, Waltham Forest has the highest percentage of jobs paying below the Living Wage anywhere in the capital, at 37 per cent.  Click here to read more.

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