Category Archives: Pay/The Cuts
Waltham Forest Council’s pay gap five times larger than UK average click here to read more.
Lowest paid are most likely to have lost income and increased debt in pandemic – TUC research......
- NEW POLL: 50% of low-paid workers have suffered income loss in the pandemic, compared to 29% of high earners
- TUC budget submission published today calls for a “workers’ budget” and extension of JRS to the end of 2021
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The 139 named companies failed to pay £6.7 million to over 95,000 workers. Click here to read more.
Trade union campaigners are calling on the Government to open a second Jobcentre in Waltham Forest as the borough faces a “jobs armageddon”.
In October, the council’s cabinet heard nearly one in 10 working-age residents in the borough is now out of work due to the impact of Covid. Click here to read more.
Demand the government:
1. Scrap the minimum earnings threshold for statutory sick pay
2. Increase the weekly level of sick pay to at least £330 per week
3. Give employers the resources to afford sick pay for their workers
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Our public services are under significant pressure to care for, protect and keep our communities going – and you are at the sharp end again.
Against this backdrop, the Chancellor is planning to announce his spending plans for the next year later this month. So, we need to remind him that, as he thinks about the funding of our NHS, local government and public services more widely, we can’t go back to austerity. Click here to read more.
In March this year Chancellor Rishi Sunak promised to end low pay, but now there’s rumours that he will freeze the minimum wage. Working people are the backbone of our society and many have put their lives at risk during the pandemic. They deserve a proper pay rise and a real living wage of at least £10 an hour. Click here to read more and add your name to show your support.
TUC launches free resource for workers facing layoffs.
A consistently high number of workers are alleging that their employers are illegally paying them less than colleagues in similar roles, according to research released to mark the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act.
The act, which established the legal principle that workers should receive equal pay for equal work, was given royal assent on 29 May 1970, following the huge publicity generated by striking sewing machinists at Ford’s Dagenham plant. Click here to read more.
It beggars belief that the government would consider freezing the pay of public sector workers at a time like this. Click here to read more.