Category Archives: Pay/The Cuts

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.  If the decline in the value of local government pay is not addressed, the bargaining machinery is at risk of been seen as irrelevant. Continue reading

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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).  Continue reading

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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 the entire working population of Sheffield. Continue reading

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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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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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‘Keep Leytonstone Jobcentre open’ demand protestors against ‘savage’ welfare cuts......

The DWP is proposing to close two of out three jobcentres in Waltham Forest, joining a further five offices in east London also getting the axe. Click here to read more.

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‘Deep cuts’ to services despite council tax rises......

‘Difficult decisions lie ahead’ for Waltham Forest council amid tax rise and social care fallout.  Click here to read more

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