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  • What is class these days?


    With a decline in our manufacturing base and a rise in low-paid, insecure white-collar jobs, Britain’s class structure no longer matches up to the old stereotypes, argues MIKE SAVAGE

    Tuesday 26th Jan 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Features

  • Most workers floundering in low-wage, low-welfare cities


    by Our News Desk

    WAGES have plummeted by £1,300 a year despite almost a million jobs being created, according to new research published yesterday.

    Just one in four cities were delivering a “high-wage, low welfare” economy, the politically neutral...

    Monday 25th Jan 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • ‘Hypocrite’ Goldsmith owns shares in poverty pay firm


    TORY London mayoral candidate Zac Goldsmith was accused of “gross hypocrisy” last night after one of his companies was found to be advertising jobs paying below the living wage.

    Mr Goldsmith’s spokesman last week described his boss as a “firm believer in the...

    Thursday 21st Jan 2016

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • ‘Purgatory’ for workers on North Sea slave ships


    ‘Appalling’ conditions on vessels flying flags of convenience to dodge rules

    Tuesday 19th Jan 2016

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain

  • Fat-cat uni bosses paid 25 times more than staff


    UNIVERSITY bosses are pocketing payouts 25 times more than the wages of low-paid workers who clean their offices, Unison revealed yesterday.

    Front-line staff are struggling to survive on poverty wages yet their fat-cat bosses are living in free homes on average salaries of...

    Wednesday 13th Jan 2016

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Fat cats net average wage in two days


    BRITAIN’S fat cats rubbed their grubby paws together with glee yesterday afternoon, having already pocketed more than the average yearly salary of £27,645.
     
    The High Pay Centre said that bosses returning to their jobs in the new year had already...

    Wednesday 6th Jan 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Pay growth set to be worst in a hundred years


    THE 10 years between 2010 and 2020 are set to be the worst decade for pay growth for almost a century, according to new analysis released yesterday. 
     
    Labour’s shadow work and pensions secretary Owen Smith accused the government of “failing to...

    Tuesday 5th Jan 2016

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain

  • London house prices rise to 10 times the average wage


    HOUSE prices in London have risen to 10 times the average wage this year as the sum of £197,000 became the norm across Britain.
     
    According to the newest London Housing Commission report, house prices are now nearly 45 per cent higher than before the...

    Thursday 31st Dec 2015

    posted by Joana Ramiro in Britain

  • Work: pleasure or drudgery?


    Increasingly in Britain, with the mushrooming of warehousing, call centre and service industry work, the workplace has been turned into a virtual slave plantation, asserts JOHN GREEN

    Thursday 31st Dec 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Features

  • Bosses’ club still bleating


    HAVE Britain’s employers no shame at all? It would appear not since bosses’ body the CBI is whingeing again about a “cumulative burden” on business.
     
    This burden, which includes the government’s apprenticeship levy and a repackaged...

    Wednesday 30th Dec 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial


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