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.
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.
A QUARTER of low-paid workers are “permanently stuck” on lousy wages, according to a new study published recently. Click here to read more.
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.
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.
Redundancies and privatisation have seen public-sector employment fall to its lowest level for 70 years, click here to read more.
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.
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.
Someone from the richest fifth of households earned an average of 88 per cent more than those from the poorest families in 2012, with the equivalent gap in 2000 just 47 per cent. Click here to read more.
All UNISON members are encouraged to attend the lobby. Assemble at 9.30am, 59½ Southwark Street, SE1 0AL, a short walk from London Bridge station and tube, with London Councils meeting at 10.30am. See attached flyer for further details.