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20 October 2021
For higher wages, permanent jobs, fully funded services. Boris Johnson and the Tories' talk of a 'high-wage economy' will stick in the throats of workers at Weetabix, Clarks and elsewhere.
20 October 2021
Socialist Party member Tony Davison, from Beverley in East Yorkshire, has sadly passed away. He will leave a huge hole. Our thoughts are very much with his wife Sue and his family.
15 September 2021
'Job openings' are at 1.66 million, according to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation
8 September 2021
Unite members working for DHL at Jaguar Land Rover are balloting for strike action following the company's failure to pay workers the wages owed to them
25 August 2021
Homelessness workers from different organisations across the sector have come together to set a joint pay claim and fight for better terms and conditions across all workplaces
23 June 2021
Despite the Tory government extending coronavirus restrictions until 19 July, rather than bringing them to an end on 21 June, the furlough scheme will continue to be downgraded and gradually dismantled as planned
7 April 2021
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.
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