Govt seeks permanent ban on industrial action in prisons

07 July 2017

Justice Secretary David Lidington has asked the High Court to impose a permanent ban on industrial action taken by prison officers this week, in a move the Prison Officers’ Association (POA) has called “bully boy tactics”.

TUC post-election poll shows "strong support" for workers' rights

07 July 2017

A TUC poll of 3,000 voters after the election has found "strong support" for workers' rights is driving Conservative voters towards the Labour Party.

Law Society publishes damning report on impact of legal aid cuts

07 July 2017

The Law Society has released an analysis of the impact of legal aid cuts four years after the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO) was passed in May 2012.

12m to be out of work or overqualified for their job by 2024, study shows

06 July 2017

A burgeoning skills crisis will see 12 million people either out of work or stuck in jobs below their qualification level by 2024.

May refuses to end public sector pay cap

06 July 2017

The Prime Minister has refused to end the seven-year public sector pay cap, following a week of u-turns on the issue.

Public sector workers lose up to 10% of earnings, govt report shows

06 July 2017

The government quietly released a report on public sector pay earlier this week, which showed that workers in the ten main public sector professions have lost 10.1% of their earnings.

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