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  • Queen’s Speech: No indication of whether workers’ lives will improve


    MINISTERS have crammed the Queen’s Speech with vague promises that have no bearing on whether the lives of working people would improve over the next parliament, unions said yesterday.

    The priorities for the government included Bills concerning Brexit, including the creation of a...

    Thursday 22nd Jun 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Labour slams biggest drop in wages for three years


    SHADOW chancellor John McDonnell lambasted the Tories’ “total failure” to improve living standards yesterday as new figures showed the biggest fall in wages for three years.

    The Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed that weekly wages went down by 0.2 per cent...

    Thursday 18th May 2017

    posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain

  • Bosses tricking zero-hours staff out of holiday pay


    RUTHLESS bosses are conning workers on zero-hours contracts into believing they have no right to a holiday.

    A study by the charity Citizens Advice found yesterday that some employers were deliberately flouting the law and exploiting workers’ confusion around the issue.

    It...

    Tuesday 9th May 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • We’re the kings of Europe for crap jobs


    Backward Britain is a soft touch for bad bosses, says TUC’s O’Grady

    Wednesday 3rd May 2017

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain

  • Women still far behind men in highly paid jobs


    WOMEN continue to be underrepresented in highly paid jobs, a report out today says.

    Only a quarter of positions with salaries of £43,000 to £150,000 are held by women, according to the study by law firm Clyde and Co based on government data on higherrate taxpayers.

    ...

    Tuesday 2nd May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • O’Grady: New laws won’t close pay gap


    by Felicity Collier

    NEW regulations aimed at closing the gender pay gap do not go far enough and fail to tackle the root causes of the issue, the TUC warned yesterday.

    Under the legislation, which comes into force in the public sector from today, businesses with over...

    Friday 31st Mar 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Threat to low-paid as inflation rises


    by Felicity Collier

    BRITAIN faces “sleepwalking into a living-standards crisis” with inflation at its highest since 2013, the TUC warned yesterday.

    Fuel and food prices have pushed inflation higher than expected, according to data from the Office for...

    Wednesday 22nd Mar 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Young workers ‘worse off now than 60 years ago’


    by Felicity Collier

    YOUNG workers’ wages have stalled on an unprecedented scale, a think tank warns today.

    Workers born after 1980 earn around £40 a week less by the time they reach the age of 30 than those born 10 years earlier, according to the...

    Thursday 23rd Feb 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • ‘Gender pay gap will last a generation,’ warn MPs


    by Felicity Collier

    MINISTERS’ failure to tackle barriers to equal wages means the gulf between men and women’s pay will remain for a generation, MPs warn today.

    The government must address issues of low pay, flexible hours, returning to work, and the need...

    Tuesday 21st Feb 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Gig economy costing the Treasury £4bn a year


    THE Treasury is losing £4 billion a year through an explosion of low-paid and insecure jobs, new research revealed yesterday.

    The rise in zero-hours contracts and poorly paid self-employment has led to a tax shortfall and higher in-work benefit payments, the TUC said.

    The...

    Wednesday 15th Feb 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain


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