Category Archives: Pay/The Cuts

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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Universal basic income improves well-being and encourages work, study finds......

Those paid the income did better on jobs and mental health than control group in two-year study.  Click here to read more.

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TUC calls for “emergency” boost to Universal Credit to help people through coronavirus outbreak......

The TUC has today (Monday) called for an “emergency” boost to Universal Credit to help people get through the coronavirus outbreak.   Click here to read more.

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Britain is ‘indebted to minimum wage heroes’, says TUC......

“Britain is indebted to its army of minimum wage heroes. Many – including care workers and supermarket staff – are currently on the frontline of the battle against coronavirus. They deserve every penny of this increase, and more.   Click here to read more.

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Corona virus – branch office information......

Its so important that we keep calm! and do not panic, review the information and make contact with your branch if you require more specific advice.

Due to the outbreak, there will be limited cover within the office so please use alternative means of communication such as mobile numbers and emails where possible, we will get back to you, your concerns are a priority to us.

 

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