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2 December 2020
It's estimated that the fashion industry is worth £2 trillion globally and brings £30 billion a year in revenue to the UK
9 September 2020
'We're all in it together' chirped Boris Johnson at the start of lockdown - which is presumably why he's considering not uprating the paltry minimum wage next April, because the bosses say they can't afford it
26 February 2020
Average wage levels in the UK have, for the first time, recovered to the level they were at before the financial crisis.
5 February 2020
There are now 6.5 million workers in the UK who are part of the "working poor."
There are now more people who are both working and in poverty than people who are officially unemployed.
15 January 2020
Boris Johnson has announced the minimum wage is going up. It's not by nearly enough. And at the same time, the Tories let bosses get away with paying hundreds of thousands of workers below the legal minimum!
8 January 2020
Ignoring the realities of living in austerity Britain, the Tory government has announced that the National 'Living Wage' will increase by 51p to £8.72 an hour in April. Every improvement is welcome, of course.
27 November 2019
The Socialist is running a debate. How can we end low pay and what minimum wage level should we be fighting for? In this issue, readers share their thoughts.
20 November 2019
Returns for top company shareholders have increased by 56% in just five years
6 November 2019
The Socialist is running a debate. How we can end low pay and what minimum wage level should we be fighting for? In this issue, readers share their thoughts.
23 October 2019
In the last issue of the Socialist, we initiated a debate about how we can end low pay and what level of minimum wage we should be fighting for. Three readers have sent us their thoughts
16 October 2019
The minimum wage hasn't ended low pay. In-work poverty has increased.
19 June 2019
Five million workers in Britain (over one in six) are stuck in low-paid and insecure work, writes Ruth Byrne, catering worker.
17 April 2019
The minimum wage was one of the very few pro-worker steps taken by a right-wing Labour government
6 March 2019
Poverty pay for 1.2 million public sector workers. 2.7% pay rise for MPs: More than one million public sector workers are paid less than the minimum amount needed to make ends meet, as set by the Living Wage Foundation. They calculate this as £9 an hour, or £10.55 in London.
26 September 2018
Workers in McDonald's, TGI Fridays and Wetherspoon are fighting low pay.
14 March 2018
After congratulating themselves on nominally bringing the British state's finances out of the red - by plundering working class purses - the Tories sat down to vote on cutting provision of school meals and childcare.
28 February 2018
The headlines make light of the frustrations of regulars missing out on fried chicken - but there is a serious side for workers
29 November 2017
Historic fall in living standards: working class people are already forced to borrow just to make ends meet
14 June 2017
The average low-waged worker gives nearly half of every day's pay straight to private landlords, housing charity Shelter's new statistics have revealed, writes Laurel Fogarty.
22 February 2017
19 million people in the UK - nearly 30% of the population - live below the 'minimum income standard' (MIS) and "are just about managing at best," according to a recent report by the poverty think-tank Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
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