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RMT members fight to secure decent work for divers working in the renewables industry

Recognising that divers have transferable skills is critical for the transition to renewable energy.

Business Committee launches UK labour market enquiry

A BEIS Committee has launched an inquiry into the UK’s labour market as skills and worker shortages restrain the post-pandemic economic recovery.

Without an Employment Bill and protection for workers’ rights, you can’t level up

Imran Hussain MP: The case for levelling up employment protections and building a better employment rights settlement.

UK ‘living wage’ increase to be brought forward to September

According to the foundation that sets pay levels for low-wage workers, the change is due to the 'unprecedented' rate at which costs are rising.

IER Chair Lord Hendy calls for public procurement to enable higher labour standards

In a House of Lords debate on the Procurement Bill, the Labour Lord presses for better pay & terms to be a condition for public contracts.

Government plans for a minimum staffing requirement during rail strikes; RMT offers stark warning

RMT warns that they will mount fierce resistance to any attempt by the government to reduce their right to strike on the railways.

New research reveals UK workers who suffer most from insecure employment

Findings note that ethnic minority workers are more likely to be in severely insecure work than white workers.

Union response to Government’s remarks about public sector pay increasing inflation

PCS responded "unlike the Prime Minister, we weren’t being distracted by cheese. We kept the country running."

Government’s controversial Public Order Bill met with opposition

Union concern that measures will be used against pickets in industrial disputes.

Long-awaited White Paper on fire reform published – the FBU respond

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) described the White Paper as a “threat to our rights and our service.”

Prison officers call for an end to ‘draconian’ ban on them taking strike action

At POA conference 2022 delegates support a motion to end the ban on them taking strike action.
CPI inflation - Source: Office for National Statistics

Unions react as inflation hits a 40 year high

As the nation battles the cost of living crisis, more troubling times ahead for workers.
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