Category: Pay/The Cuts

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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Two million self-employed adults earn less than the minimum wage

New analysis published by the TUC shows that half (49%) of self-employed adults aged 25 and over are earning less than minimum wage – a total of two million people.  Click here to read more.

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Minimum wage: Workers underpaid by record £15.6m

A record £15.6m worth of underpayment to UK workers has been discovered by the government in the past year. Click here to read more.

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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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