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5,000 workers benefit from Unison holiday pay win

05 November 2018

Thousands of workers for Greenwich Council are set to receive compensation for unfair holiday pay after public sector union Unison won a five-year court battle.

Precarious workers 'fight back'

05 November 2018

Last week, hundreds of people marched through London to demand fair pay and working conditions under the banner 'Precarious Workers Fight Back'.

BME doctors overlooked for top posts, research suggests

05 November 2018

Signs of racial discrimination have been found within the NHS after research discovered that black and minority ethnic (BME) doctors are less like to be appointed as consultants than white colleagues, despite the fact they are more likely to apply for the posts.

Real living wage rises to £9/£10.55

05 November 2018

The real living wage – the amount a person needs to earn to afford basic living costs – has increased by 25p to £9 an hour outside of London and by 35p to £10.55 in the capital.

UN investigates impact of austerity

05 November 2018

Special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights for the United Nations, Philip Alston, today begins a two-week investigation into the impact of austerity in the UK.

Autumn budget gives little to the many and more to the few

30 October 2018

Theresa May's promise that the Autumn budget would signal the "end of austerity" was viewed with suspicion from the very start, and for many, Chancellor Philip Hammond's speech yesterday only reinforced their view that the government won't put its money where its mouth is when it comes to public services.

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