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UK workers are cheated out of at least £1.5bn a year in holiday pay

One in 20 does not get statutory holiday pay, one in 12 does not get payslip and £1.2bn in wages are unpaid annually, says study.  Click here to read more.

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Have a say on YOUR pay claim for 2018-19

Our Members are under immense pressure, experiencing an incomparable deterioration in the value of their pay, the widespread shredding of terms and conditions, job losses on a historic scale and persistent insecurity, as well as ever-increasing workloads, pressure and stress.

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If next government doesn’t act, UK wage growth will stay at the bottom of the league, warns TUC

British workers will suffer a fall in real wages in both 2017 and 2018, as workers in most other advanced economies see their pay rise, according to new TUC analysis released today (Wednesday). 

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Is work ‘fair and decent’? That’s not how the voters see it

The head of the government’s review into zero-hours contracts and the less secure world of work has said that too many businesses still allow “bad work” to flourish.  Click here to read more.

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We’re the kings of Europe for crap jobs

British workers have suffered the biggest growth in insecure employment out of all the countries of the EU, according to a TUC study published today.  Click here to read more.

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Over a quarter of a million more in insecure work by end of next Parliament, warns TUC

3.5 million people could be in insecure work by start of 2022 290,000 more people could be trapped in insecure work by 2022 if current trends continue, the TUC has warned. This is equivalent to thirteen extra Sports Directs, or

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Cuts forcing social workers to ‘brink of burnout’

Social workers are struggling with heavy caseloads, working longer hours and going without lunch breaks.  Click here to read more.

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The £2 Million Per Day Housing Waste

COUNCILS are spending a whopping £2 million a day on temporary accommodation for homeless families because of an ongoing shortage of truly affordable housing, the Local Government Association (LGA) has announced.  Click here to read more.

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Zero hours contracts reach record levels

The number of people on controversial zero hours contracts has reached a record high of 910,000.  Click here to read more.

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Defend Waltham Forest Schools – Stop the Cuts in Education

An open meeting for parents, teachers and the local community.  Tuesday 28th February 5.30pm Peter May Sports Centre, 135 Wadham Road, Walthamstow E17 4HR.  See attached flyer for more details.

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