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3 November 2021
The government has announced that from April 2022, the 'National Living Wage' will increase from £8.91 to £9.50 an hour. As a low-paid worker, this is welcome news but not enough.
27 October 2021
In his budget statement, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced an increase in the minimum wage and an end to the public sector pay freeze
6 October 2021
"One month I didn't have any money at all": On 9 October, Youth Fight for Jobs is organising protests and marches in 14 towns and cities. This is just after the Tories remove the safety net of furlough, which will disrupt the lives of up to one
29 September 2021
With attacks on Universal Credit, the rising cost of energy, and the regressive changes to national insurance - a secure job with decent pay has never been more important for young people
19 March 2021
The Supreme Court ruled that care workers on 'sleep-ins' won't receive the minimum wage
3 March 2021
The Covid-19 crisis has forced society to shut down, and music venues, which have not opened at all since last March, are no exception
24 February 2021
Garment workers have among the highest rate of coronavirus deaths for working women in the UK, the Office for National Statistics has revealed
17 February 2021
Last year was dubbed 'the year from hell' as a result of two million deaths from Covid and the pandemic's huge hit on working-class living standards and livelihoods.
20 January 2021
Almost five years since the £10 an hour minimum wage demand was adopted by Usdaw, Morrisons has become the first major company in which Usdaw represents workers, to accept the demand.
20 January 2021
In the last week the real number of deaths from Covid has gone over 100,000, and the UK has recorded the highest per capita death toll in the world
20 January 2021
Following a six-month period on furlough, I took voluntary redundancy from the factory I'd worked at since leaving school
13 January 2021
Within the first three days of 2021, the already super-rich bosses of the 'FTSE 100' companies earned more than an average worker's annual salary.
6 January 2021
Why is the Covid vaccine roll out so slow? Government bureaucracy delaying the recruitment of vaccinators, and foul-ups in the private manufacturing and supply are to blame.
9 December 2020
Hospitality: Understaffed and underpaid, now it's got worse: Bar worker John Williams, a Socialist Party member in Cardiff, spoke at a protest to oppose the pay freeze in the public and private sector on 5 December.
9 September 2020
'We're all in it together' chirped Boris Johnson at the start of lockdown - which is presumably why he's considering not uprating the paltry minimum wage next April, because the bosses say they can't afford it
24 June 2020
The shop workers' union, Usdaw, recently launched its 'New Deal for Workers' campaign
20 May 2020
None of the schemes with elements of UBI provide a decent level of income
6 April 2020
Minimum wage workers include many of the frontline staff dealing with the pandemic, writes Karen Smith, care worker.
30 March 2020
Workers are receiving some very contradictory messages about their wage levels and the importance of their jobs
26 February 2020
Average wage levels in the UK have, for the first time, recovered to the level they were at before the financial crisis.
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