Economic inequality driving “populist” politics, UN says

14 February 2020

The United Nations (UN) has blamed decades of economic inequality for a rise in so-called “populist” politics, the title often given to the strategies employed by Donald Trump and Boris Johnson.

Over 2,000 lollipop men and women cut since 2010

14 February 2020

More than 2,000 lollipop men and women have lost their jobs since 2010, when a Conservative-led government first came into power.

Govt to reduce migrant salary threshold to £25,600

14 February 2020

The government plans to reduce the salary threshold for migrants taking up jobs in the UK to £25,600 from £30,000, the BBC has reported.

Outsourced workers win fight to rejoin NHS

07 February 2020

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust has agreed to bring 1,000 outsourced workers back into State employment after three decades of employment by private contractors.

Millions of working people trapped in poverty, new report reveals

07 February 2020

Millions of working people are trapped in poverty despite record-high levels of employment because employers are not offering the wage levels and hours required to cover the cost of living.

Unison warns of social care crisis if migration rules stem overseas recruitment

03 February 2020

Last week, the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) criticised as unworkable Boris Johnson’s plans for an Australian-style points system and put forward policies of its own, but public service union Unison has warned that both proposals risk a social care crisis.

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