Saturday, January 16, 2021

Unions

Job Prospects For Young People Not In Full-Time Education ‘Deteriorating’, Say TUC

Trade Union Congress (TUC) Press Release: Young people not in full-time education are now less likely to be in work than people of other ages and their prospects are declining, despite the recent recovery in the jobs market, the TUC...

Labour Should Give Young People Help And Hope, Say Unite

Unite say that Labour need to "step away from the Tory rhetoric of sanction and punishment"

Pensioners Call For £62 Rise In Weekly State Pension To Combat Poverty Among Older People

The National Pensioners Convention (NPC) will call for the state pension to increase from £113 a week to £175, in a bid to help lift older people out of poverty.

Government Have ‘Reintroduced Modern Day Slavery’, Say Unite

Under the Tied Domestic Worker visa, implemented by this government, domestic workers entering the UK have become modern slaves.

‘Workfare’ Scheme ‘Holed Below The Waterline’, Says Unite

Unite has welcomed the news that 345 voluntary sector organisations, including household names such as Shelter, Crisis, Scope and Oxfam, have pledged not to take part in the Community Work Placements (CWP) programme

Queen’s Speech Is The Product Of An Exhausted Government, Say Unite

The Queen’s speech is the product of an exhausted government, lacking in the people’s trust which skirted around the big issues of the economy, depressed incomes, unemployment and the housing crisis.

We Should Join Forces To End ‘Shameless’ Government Attacks Against Disabled People, Say TUC

TUC is urging unions and disability organisations to 'come together' to combat "shameless" government attacks against disabled people and welfare cuts.

Forcing Unemployed To Wait Longer For Benefits Makes Them ‘Easy Prey’ For Loan Sharks, Say TUC

From Autumn 2014 anyone unlucky enough to lose their job will have to wait seven days before they can make a claim for Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) and Employment Support Allowance (ESA)

Benefit Sanctions ‘Damaging’ Waste Of Time, Say Jobcentre Staff

According to a PCS survey, 23% of respondents said they had been given 'explicit targets' for making benefit sanctions referrals.

Unite Calls For Vote To End ‘Obscene’ Bedroom Tax Ahead Of ‘Major Demonstrations’ This Weekend

Unite has called on Labour to push for a parliamentary vote to end the 'obscene' Bedroom Tax ahead of protests against the policy this weekend.

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