Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Unions

More than 6 MILLION employees still don’t have a workplace pension

New official figures show need to extend auto-enrolment to all employees, says TUC.

Number of workers on ‘zero-hour contracts’ hits new record high

Close to one million people now count a "zero-hour contract" as their main job, new figures reveal.

Unsecured debt hits new peak of £14,540 per household, says TUC

TUC calls on government to raise living standards and help families with dangerous levels of debt.

800,000 more children from working households pushed into poverty since 2010

Labour says the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats "should hang their heads in shame".

NUJ slams “monumental” pay gap at the BBC

BBC presenter Samira Ahmed to challenge the BBC at an employment tribunal.

Millions of working people struggle to put food on the table, poll shows

1 in 5 working people are skipping meals because of running out of money.

Tory tax cuts for the rich have deprived the UK public of almost £14bn

UNISON says money could have used to fund social care improvements.

Universal Credit staff vote to strike after being treated with ‘utter contempt’

Universal Credit call handlers overwhelmingly backed industrial action.

Universal Credit staff consider strike action after being treated ‘with contempt’

Staff balloted for industrial action over "severe under investment, staff shortages and criticism from claimants on how they are treated".

Anger as NHS hospitals scrap free parking for the sick and disabled

Labour slam stealth tax on the sick and disabled and pledge to abolish the charges in government.

Teachers witnessing ‘dickensian’ levels of child poverty

"Government is out of touch with the distressing new reality of children’s daily lives."

Archbishop lashes out at Universal Credit for leaving poor people ‘worse off’

Justin Welby also condemned companies like Amazon for not paying their fair share in tax.

Featured News

1.6 million households hit by £60 cut to benefits in just one month

DWP urged to scrap universal credit advance "loans" before thousands more are pushed into debt.

Tories warned of ‘mass unemployment’ as number of people out of work hits two-year high

UK government urged to extend the furlough scheme to protect workers.

Whingeing Lords demand hardship fund despite £162 daily allowance

Documents "expose the total privilege and sheer arrogance of unelected Lords at Westminster".

DWP to hire thousands of new work coaches amid Covid-19 job losses

"Getting Britain back to work as quickly as possible is vital", says DWP minister.

Universal Credit increase must be made permanent and extended to legacy benefits

Reversing the increase risks plunging 700,000 more people into poverty, report says.

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