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  • 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.


    Wednesday 15th Feb 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Couriers take on Deliveroo ‘gig economy’ exploitation

    COURIERS for trendy take­away service Deliveroo picketed a food depot yesterday in their bid to force the firm to slam the breaks on exploitative practices.

    Rider and Independent Workers of Great Britain (IWGB) union rep Ben told the Star: “Deliveroo is repackaging old-style...

    Friday 10th Feb 2017

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • Bosses: We can’t afford min wage

    BRITISH bosses are pleading poverty in response to plans to increase the minimum wage and introduce a levy to fund apprenticeships.

    Bosses’ club the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) claimed yesterday that many firms would struggle to meet the £7.50 an hour wage.


    Monday 6th Feb 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Train drivers end Southern dispute

    TRAIN DRIVERS announced that they had resolved their differences with Southern yesterday, but conductors remain in dispute.

    The private operator has faced strikes by both sets of workers in long-running disputes over the expansion of driver-only trains and the deskilling of...

    Friday 3rd Feb 2017

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • Trade deal must not pander to the giants

    Shadow trade secretary looks ahead to US pact

    Tuesday 17th Jan 2017

    posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain

  • The Minimum Wage Shirkers

    - EXPOSED: Bosses’ poor excuses for failing to pay staff properly - One Claimed Worker was Foreign ‘So didn’t Deserve Min Wage’ - Another Refsued to Pay Out for Employee who ‘Only Made Tea and Swept the Floor’

    Wednesday 11th Jan 2017

    posted by Will Stone in Britain

  • Average household debt hits record £13,000

    AVERAGE household debt has reached a record £13,000 according to a TUC study yesterday, with many families relying on loans and credit cards.

    Latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed that the total unsecured debt was a staggering £349bn which...

    Monday 9th Jan 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain