Category: Pay/The Cuts

National Joint Council (NJC) pay offer

The Local Government Association (LGA) has made a two-year pay offer from 1 April 2018 – 31 March 2020 for council, school and other members on NJC pay.  Click here to read more. Ballot papers for eligible NJC members will

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World’s richest 42 people have same wealth as 3.7bn poorest

Billionaire wealth rose by an average of 13 per cent each year between 2006 and 2015 – six times faster than wages of average workers.  Click here to read more.

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Parliament debates UNISON’s public sector pay cap petition

UNISON’s petition calling on the government to scrap the public sector pay cap and give NHS, council, police and schools staff a decent pay rise will be debated today (Monday) in Parliament.  Click here to read more.

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Living Wage Week

Living Wage Week runs from Sunday 5 to Saturday 11 November this year. The new rates for the UK and for London will be announced today.  Click here for more information.

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Quarter of workers permanently stuck in low paid jobs

A QUARTER of low-paid workers are “permanently stuck” on lousy wages, according to a new study published recently.  Click here to read more.

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2.3 million Londoners classed as living in poverty, despite record number of people in work

The poorest fifth of households in London own just 0.1 per cent of the capital’s wealth, including finances and property, a new study shows.  Click here to read more.

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Sacked out of spite

CRUEL agency bosses have created a “climate of punishment and fear” for workers on temporary or zero-hours contracts, axeing their shifts “out of spite,” a damning study has revealed.  Click here to read more.

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Public sector workforce at lowest level since 1947

Redundancies and privatisation have seen public-sector employment fall to its lowest level for 70 years, click here to read more.

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Workers are ‘begging managers for more hours’ as millions struggle with flexible contracts, reveals study

In order to be able to survive, people have to constantly go up to their managers and ask for more hours, saying they can’t make ends meet.  Click here to read more.

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UK wages likely to fall as an average of 24 applicants chase each low-skilled job

Employers see little incentive to offer big pay rises despite fears of future labour shortages as unemployment hits a more than 40-year low.  Click here to read more.

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