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Workplace and TU campaigns / Zero-hour contracts


22 March 2017

Them & Us

It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us. Billionaires v zero-hour workers; massive inheritances v paupers' funerals; house prices v wages; butlers v British Library.

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15 March 2017

Socialist Party Congress 2017 reports

The Socialist Party's national congress 2017 took was attended by delegates and visitors from Socialist Party branches all over England and Wales, as well as international guests

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8 March 2017

One million workers on zero-hour contracts

Fight for secure jobs for all: 910,000 workers in Britain are on zero-hour contracts - a six-fold increase since 2008 - according to analysis by the Resolution Foundation think-tank.

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8 March 2017

Workplace news in brief

Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles including Bromley library victory, academy opposition in Camden and a Liverpool dockers strike.

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8 March 2017

Why I joined: "I am a Labour Party member and I recently decided to join the Socialist Party"

I joined the Labour Party as a school leaver in 1981 but by the mid-80s I left, completely disillusioned, and became politically inactive. Then, during the 2016 Labour leadership election, I felt enthused by Jeremy Corbyn's anti-austerity policies and the possibility that at last the Labour Party had a chance of defeating the Tories and their vicious cuts.

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1 March 2017

"I worked from 9am to 11.30pm with only one break"

A zero-hour contract worker speaks to the Socialist: The number of workers employed on zero-hour contracts is set to rise to over 1 million for the first time

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22 February 2017

30% of people on inadequate incomes in UK

19 million people in the UK - nearly 30% of the population - live below the 'minimum income standard' (MIS) and "are just about managing at best," according to a recent report by the poverty think-tank Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

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22 February 2017

Organise to reverse 28% rise in violence against retail workers

News that violence against shop workers has gone up by 28% in a year will come as no surprise to those who've worked in the industry. The British Retail Consortium reports that half of retail workers have been verbally abused, and over 8% assaulted.

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15 February 2017

Super-rich subsidised

The 'precariat' is costing public funds nearly 4 billion a year in lost taxation and benefits

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1 February 2017

Trade Union Act: Strategy needed to defeat anti-union laws and lead the fightback

John McInally looks at how the TUC reacted to the trade union laws and what comes next.

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1 February 2017

Slave labour at Sports Direct

The news that two brothers were jailed at Nottingham Crown Court for trafficking vulnerable people to work at Sports Direct in Shirebrook, Derbyshire, will have shocked and angered many, writes Karen Seymour.

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14 December 2016

End the Tories' war on the working poor

55% of poor people now live in working households - for the first time on record.

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7 December 2016

Food banks and the real Daniel Blakes

Hundreds of thousands of people are surviving and feeding themselves by using foodbanks in Britain today

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30 November 2016

Protest to demand pay rise for Sheffield

Sheffield is the city region with the highest proportion of people on low incomes. That's why Sheffield Trades Council has launched its Sheffield Needs A Pay-rise (Snap) campaign.

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9 November 2016

Unions must act on pay restraint!

Low earners have had the "biggest pay rise in 20 years" according to Office for National Statistics figures. At least that's the Financial Times's take on it.

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2 November 2016

Fight for decent jobs for all

Those working in the 'gig economy' will be over the moon at the recent legal victory of Uber drivers.

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26 October 2016

Four in five self-employed workers living in poverty

Almost 80% of self-employed workers are living in poverty, according to Tax Research UK.

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5 October 2016

Asos workers fear taking toilet breaks, sacked for panic attacks

Workers at the warehouse of fashion retailer Asos are unable take toilet or drink breaks, in fear of not meeting targets. Due to the pressure, one worker began experiencing panic attacks. This resulted in the termination of her employment.

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28 September 2016

"Suspended adulthood" the norm for young people

A damning study by the Young Women's Trust has found that 18 to 30 year olds are living in a "suspended adulthood" due to a combination of lack of work and low pay.

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21 September 2016

Zero-hour zealots: Guardian and Center Parcs

The Guardian, which has led mainstream media campaigning against zero-hour contracts, employs over 100 journalists on zero-hour contracts

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