Category Archives: Pay/The Cuts

Report highlights ethnicity pay gap at town hall......

Waltham Forest Council’s pay gap five times larger than UK average click here to read more.

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​​​​​​​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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Rogue employers named and shamed for failing to pay minimum wage......

The 139 named companies failed to pay £6.7 million to over 95,000 workers.  Click here to read more.

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Waltham Forest campaigners call for second Jobcentre......

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.

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2 million workers do not get sick pay......

As we move into winter, cases of coronavirus are surging rapidly. But no one should be faced with the fear of being plunged into debt as well.

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

Click here to read more and sign the petition.

 

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Last chance to add your voice and help support public services......

Normal feels a long way away now, right? Especially now that all four UK countries are back in some sort of lockdown.

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.

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Claps don’t pay the bills, £10 minimum wage now......

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.

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Working through the crisis: Free redundancy advice calls from the TUC......

TUC launches free resource for workers facing layoffs.

Up to one in ten UK workers could be facing unemployment by the end of this year, thanks to the economic effects of Covid-19.  Click here to read more.

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29,000 claims a year despite 50 years since Equal Pay Act......

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.

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A pay freeze is no way to reward public sector workers for putting their lives on the line......

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.

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