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  • Wages continue to drop as employment creeps higher

    UNIONS warned of a “wages crisis” as figures published yesterday showed a drop in average weekly earnings.

    Labour market data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed a 0.7 per cent fall in real wages compared to a year earlier.

    Households are...

    Thursday 13th Jul 2017

    posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain

  • Taylor review is anti-worker

    IT seems a long time since a Labour frontbencher with the business portfolio thought it acceptable or advisable to quote a trade union leader in support of her position.

    But Rebecca Long-Bailey differs from most Labour MPs in being born into a working class family with a trade union...

    Wednesday 12th Jul 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • Matthew Taylor: A longstanding Labour man (shame it’s the wrong Labour)

    MATTHEW TAYLOR’S appointment to lead the review into modern employment practices was seen by some as a coup. He is, after all, a Labour man.

    The only trouble is, he hails from a Labour tradition totally at odds with the party’s current leadership.

    Like a number of...

    Wednesday 12th Jul 2017

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • Taylor ‘missed opportunity to tackle bad employers’

    Labour joins unions in attacking review into work practices

    Wednesday 12th Jul 2017

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • Unison conference 2017: Unison fighting to protect apprentices

    APPRENTICES working in the NHS and other public services will be protected from exploitative employers under a charter launched at Unison conference yesterday.

    Unison general secretary Dave Prentis hailed the document as an “important step forward” in protecting apprentices...

    Thursday 22nd Jun 2017

    posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain

  • North east hit hardest by zero-hours posts

    NORTH-EAST England bears the brunt of zero-hours contracts as the number of insecure posts grows at an alarming rate, research by a regional TUC group revealed yesterday.

    Two out of three new jobs created in the area since 2011 have been in insecure work, the study by the...

    Tuesday 14th Mar 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • ‘No more Sports Directs after 2020’

    A LABOUR government would “smash the Sports Direct model of employment for ever and a day,” shadow trade unions minister Ian Lavery stormed yesterday.

    Mr Lavery told a fringe meeting organised by the Campaign for Trade Union Freedom and Institute of Employment Rights (IER)...

    Tuesday 27th Sep 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Mums forced to stay at home by 9 to 5 system

    MORE stay-at-home mums would go back to work if the nine to five culture was ditched in favour of flexible working hours around childcare, a survey showed yesterday.

    Two thirds of mothers would return to the workplace and over a third of those currently employed would work more hours...

    Monday 26th Sep 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Stall in wage rises despite more jobs

    by Sofia Lotto Persio

    TORY crowing about the number of people in work was blasted apart yesterday by official figures that showed wage growth is in the toilet.

    The number of unemployed people decreased by 39,000 in the three months to July, giving a jobless rate of 4.9 per...

    Thursday 15th Sep 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Tories celebrate punishment cuts that force people into low-paid jobs

    by Peter Lazenby

    GOVERNMENT deceit over its campaign to drive people into low-paid work by cutting benefits was exposed yesterday after the Tories crowed over the number of its victims.

    Figures from the government’s Office of National Statistics (ONS) showed that the...

    Friday 2nd Sep 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain