Category Archives: Pay/The Cuts

Time to visit Chancellor Philip “CUTS” Hammond and say……DEMO Saturday 7 April 2018......

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MPs call for unpaid shifts to be illegal......

Some MPs and lawyers have called for a blanket ban on unpaid shift work.  Click here to read more.

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Surge in public sector workers relying on charity handouts to make ends meet......

Police officers, nurses and teachers receiving charitable grants at higher rate than ever amid stagnating wages and rise in living costs, figures show.  Click here to read more.

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Would you work for free to secure a job?......

If you didn’t have a job, how far would you go to get one?  Click here to read more.

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National Joint Council (NJC) pay offer......

The Local Government Association (LGA) has made a two-year pay offer from 1 April 2018 – 31 March 2020 for council, school and other members on NJC pay.  Click here to read more.

Ballot papers for eligible NJC members will be sent out soon. 

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World’s richest 42 people have same wealth as 3.7bn poorest......

Billionaire wealth rose by an average of 13 per cent each year between 2006 and 2015 – six times faster than wages of average workers.  Click here to read more.

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Parliament debates UNISON’s public sector pay cap petition......

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.

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Living Wage Week......

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.

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Quarter of workers permanently stuck in low paid jobs......

A QUARTER of low-paid workers are “permanently stuck” on lousy wages, according to a new study published recently.  Click here to read more.

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2.3 million Londoners classed as living in poverty, despite record number of people in work......

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.

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