HOUSEHOLD debt is set to reach a record high this year as millions of families are “running on empty,” the TUC warned yesterday.
Research by the union body has shown that unsecured debt has reached levels not seen since the 2007 financial crisis — rising to...
Thursday 25th May 2017
posted by Morning Star in Britain
SHADOW chancellor John McDonnell lambasted the Tories’ “total failure” to improve living standards yesterday as new figures showed the biggest fall in wages for three years.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed that weekly wages went down by 0.2 per cent...
Thursday 18th May 2017
posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain
ONLY one in four people with a long-term mental health condition are in work, according to a new TUC report which has been published to coincide with its Disabled Workers Conference opening today.
The TUC urged the government and employers to support people with mental health...
BRITAIN cannot afford another wages slump, unions warned yesterday as new figures showed inflation has overtaken wage growth.
The consumer price index (CPI) rose to 2.7 per cent in April, according to Office for National Statistics figures, above economist predictions of 2.6 per...
Wednesday 17th May 2017
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
RUTHLESS bosses are conning workers on zero-hours contracts into believing they have no right to a holiday.
A study by the charity Citizens Advice found yesterday that some employers were deliberately flouting the law and exploiting workers’ confusion around the issue.
Tuesday 9th May 2017
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
Backward Britain is a soft touch for bad bosses, says TUC’s O’Grady
Wednesday 3rd May 2017
posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain
MINIMUM wage rises coming into effect today give young workers a “raw deal,” the TUC warned. Workers aged over 25 will see their pay increase by 4.2 per cent — but the already low rates for younger workers will only go up 1.4 per cent.
Those aged 16-20 are already...
Friday 31st Mar 2017
Research shows maternity pay is among the worst in Europe
Friday 24th Mar 2017
by Felicity Collier
BRITAIN faces “sleepwalking into a living-standards crisis” with inflation at its highest since 2013, the TUC warned yesterday.
Fuel and food prices have pushed inflation higher than expected, according to data from the Office for...
Wednesday 22nd Mar 2017
Bosses cream £33.6 billion a year in unpaid overtime as Britain marks Work Your Hours Day
Friday 24th Feb 2017