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18 October 2017
The civil servants' union PCS is stepping up its pay campaign by holding a consultative ballot
18 October 2017
Public sector workers have scored another victory against the Tories: the NHS pay cap will be scrapped
9 August 2017
The escalating civil strife and economic crisis in Venezuela is being used by western governments and the establishment media as a stick to beat socialists with. However, as Marxists in Venezuela explain in the following article, the Maduro state bureaucracy is incapable of mobilising the working class to defeat the capitalist counterrevolution.
21 June 2017
If more confirmation was needed about how working class people are being left behind, then look no further than the latest evidence of falling living standards from the Office for National Statistics
24 May 2017
While wages still sit £16 a week below their 2008 pre-recession peak, government figures have shown that the Tories have pushed pay 'growth' back below inflation - meanwhile, Corbyn pledges a higher minimum wage, end to the public sector pay cap, and ban on zero-hour contracts
30 November 2016
Worst decade for living standards since 1920s: Years of pay freezes, rises in living costs and benefit changes mean family incomes are growing more slowly now than during the immediate post-2008 crash.
31 August 2016
It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us.
24 August 2016
There has been a lost decade for wage growth. Figures released by the Office for National Statistics show the income of working households is down £400 a year on pre-2008 levels.
25 May 2016
Counter-revolution gaining ground: Venezuela is being battered by a social and economic catastrophe. Reactionary right-wing forces have capitalised on the situation as support for president Maduro's government has crashed.
23 March 2016
It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us. Osborne's 2016 them-and-us budget gives billions away to high earners and business, at the expense of millions of workers faced with yet more cuts.
16 March 2016
A feature on low pay featuring articles by a Tesco worker, a public sector trade unionist and the experiences of a zero-hour contract worker
6 January 2016
It's one world for the super-rich and their politicians, and another one for the rest of us. MPs award themselves even cheaper posh meals, while basic foodstuffs get costlier.
6 January 2016
Chancellor George Osborne's pet austerity apologists at the Office for Budget Responsibility have released figures predicting wage growth of just 6.2% over the decade to 2020. This is less than half the 12.7% growth from 2000 to 2010.
9 December 2015
Rail fares are set to increase again from January next year. Annual turnover at South West Trains topped £1 billion this year.
19 August 2015
Short dispatches on the utter hypocrisy of the bosses and their politicians.
27 May 2015
Things are officially getting cheaper! Figures released last week show prices fell in the UK in April. Negative inflation hasn't happened in over 50 years
8 April 2015
Easy money: Should Tony Blair's "education, education, education" mantra be replaced by "money, money, money"?
23 April 2014
Editorial: Desperate times call for desperate measures. That must have been the line of Chancellor Osborne's thinking when he claimed that new jobs and wages figures proved his austerity measures were yielding a recovery.
26 March 2014
Under the Con-Dem government, households at every income level have had a fall in living standards, declared the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS)
16 October 2013
An estimated 7,000 pensioners died between December 2011 and March 2012 because their homes were too cold. 6.7% of the population live in fuel poverty - up 50% since 2010, writes John Sharpe.
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