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20 February 2013
After months of illegal shift patterns and being expected to work without breaks under a bullying management at my workplace (as previously reported in the Socialist), things are looking up, writes Hannah Parker.
17 December 2012
On 12th December, Unison members and Socialist Party activists braved the bitter cold to lobby Carmarthenshire councillors
5 December 2012
Train cleaners from Churchill and ISS, rail union RMT members, have taken further co-ordinated strike action against their unscrupulous bosses, writes Elaine Brunskill.
7 November 2012
Labour backs the living wage! No more will workers have to eat own-brand cardboard! The Milibands will politely ask that bosses pay us enough to stay alive!, writes James Ivens.
3 October 2012
Minimum wage: Breathe a sigh of relief everybody, the hard times are over - the minimum wage has been increased... by 11p an hour... for over 21s...
29 August 2012
Dozens of inmates at Prescoed prison in Monmouthshire are being bussed out to a call centre to work for just £3 a day. PJ McParlin gives the POA's response
22 August 2012
In mid-August thousands of young people received their A-level results. These young people will be the first to pay the higher £9,000 tuition fees and so it's no surprise that applications by English...
11 July 2012
As a young unemployed person living in East London the Olympics were painted as a brilliant chance for me to find work, not only within the Olympic park but also in other businesses in the surrounding areas...
2 May 2012
Chancellor George Gideon Osborne assured us recently that he's not quite wealthy enough to be eligible for the 50p top rate of tax which he just scrapped, so wouldn't personally benefit.
20 February 2012
After protests hit London, Manchester and Leeds at the weekend, alongside an onslaught upon Tesco's presence in social media the company and others are feeling the squeeze
23 November 2011
Minimum wage not to blame: On the day that the latest unemployment figures were announced I was asked to debate with Mark Littlewood of the Insititute of Economic Affairs (IEA) on the Tony Livesy show on BBC Radio 5Live, writes Paul Callanan, Youth Fight for Jobs national organiser.
12 October 2011
The most recent increase in the minimum wage was pitiful in the face of the rocketing cost of living...
5 October 2011
As a gesture to battling rising youth unemployment, the previous Labour government launched the Future Jobs Fund (FJF) in 2009...
11 May 2011
A Labour Research Department publication has stated that the TUC welcomed the government's confirmation that the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for workers aged 21 and over will go up by 2.5%, writes Mark Evans.
15 December 2010
ONCE AGAIN thousands of textile workers in Bangladesh were forced to take to the streets last week to demand that all employers pay the new monthly minimum wage which was meant to be implemented by 1 December following protests last July...
6 October 2010
WE HEARD a lot at the New Labour conference in Manchester about the party's 'proud record' for working people...
22 September 2010
Shop steward Mark Robertson, spoke to Elaine Brunskill about the strike on 20 September at Tyneside Safety Glass, the biggest industrial glass manufacturer in the north of England, with around 150 workers...
4 August 2010
Thousands of garment workers in Bangladesh took to the streets of Dhaka to dismiss the recently announced increase in the minimum wage as completely inadequate...
7 July 2010
As has been explained in previous issues of The Socialist, this economic crisis was not caused by working class people and they should not pay for it...
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