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24 February 2021
Trade unions must fight for lives and livelihoods
Johnson's 'cautious' road map to reopen society from lockdown in England - after over 120,000 Covid deaths and a massive hit to incomes - won't lead to the needed restoration and improvement in living standards.
27 January 2021
The Tories are now floating the idea that maybe if they paid £500 to desperate workers in the gig economy, they might be inclined to self-isolate for two weeks if they contract Covid
20 January 2021
Private companies were exposed earning £30 for 'starvation' food parcels - for families entitled to free school meals - that contained just north of a fiver's worth of ingredients
9 December 2020
Hospitality: Understaffed and underpaid, now it's got worse: Bar worker John Williams, a Socialist Party member in Cardiff, spoke at a protest to oppose the pay freeze in the public and private sector on 5 December.
23 September 2020
I work in a salon in Cardiff. It was bad before the pandemic began, and some employers are using the crisis to either drag more work out of their staff for little to no more rewards, or to cut hours, cut
9 September 2020
Trade unionists held a solidarity demo outside of Ikea Braehead in Glasgow, demanding the reinstatement of sacked Usdaw rep Richie Venton, and the reinstatement of sick workers' wages.
2 September 2020
Even before Covid-19, poorer secondary school students were the equivalent of 18 months' learning behind better-off students
20 May 2020
Will my boss starve me back to work this summer? It's a question that might start keeping furloughed workers up at night
12 May 2020
Rishi Sunak has announced the government's plans for the furlough scheme, which will be extended until October
30 March 2020
Workers are receiving some very contradictory messages about their wage levels and the importance of their jobs
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.
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!
20 November 2019
Returns for top company shareholders have increased by 56% in just five years
23 October 2019
Mass protests have engulfed Beirut and other cities across Lebanon demanding the ousting of the government
31 July 2019
The role has changed unrecognisably in the last few years, but the wages do not reflect the level of commitment and professionalism the position now demands or the extra pressures it brings
5 June 2019
That's how many young adults will have felt when, sat in their bedsits, back living in childhood bedrooms, or sitting in their single rented room in a shared house, they read that actually they are benefiting from better pay according to the Resolution Foundation.
1 May 2019
As delegates arrive in Blackpool for the annual conference of Usdaw, the retail and distribution union, many shop workers are facing job losses and worse pay and conditions as the retail crisis deepens.
17 April 2019
MPs get extension after extension on their Brexit crisis. But there are no extensions for workers and young people on our suffocating rent and bills.
17 April 2019
The minimum wage was one of the very few pro-worker steps taken by a right-wing Labour government
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