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Govt pushes forward with social care recruitment without reviewing workers' rights

18 October 2019

The government is pushing forward with its social care recruitment campaign, without first addressing the main drivers of high turnover in the sector - poor pay and insecure hours.

Ken Loach supports striking couriers' call for basic workers' rights

11 October 2019

Film director Ken Loach has lent his support to striking mail couriers, who are calling on their employer – a private Royal Mail contractor – to provide them with basic workers' rights.

#MeTooPay campaign calls for gender equal wage policies

07 October 2019

Female business leaders have come together to spark the #MeTooPay campaign, which borrows its name from the #MeToo campaign against sexual harassment and repurposes it to focus on another area in which women are particularly vulnerable – pay.

Justice system staff call for return of collective bargaining in probation

07 October 2019

Delegates at Unison's 2019 Police and Justice Conference have called for a return to collective bargaining at a national level for the UK's probation service.

Scottish Labour leader calls for a ‘true change in the balance of power’ at Morning Star conference

07 October 2019

Richard Leonard laid out his ambitious plans to deliver a "true change in the balance of power" in Scotland yesterday.

Govt pledge of higher pay hangs the least advantaged out to dry

04 October 2019

Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sajid Javid, this week told the Conservative Party Conference that he would extend the right to the higher band of the National Minimum Wage to younger workers.

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