‘Compassionate capitalism’ is being exposed for the myth it is, says MICHAEL O’BRIEN
Thursday 17th Aug 2017
posted by Morning Star in Features
WOMEN make up two-thirds of those Scots earning less than a living wage, according to analysis from Scottish Labour published today.
Scottish government data revealed that 297,000 women in Scotland — 24 per cent of all working women — earned less than the living wage in...
Thursday 3rd Aug 2017
posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain
PUBLIC-SECTOR union Unison called on the government on Friday to roll out a real living wage to to tackle poverty pay and the increasing cost of living.It estimated that, over the past year, more than 160,000 staff in local government, the health service and higher and...
Sunday 9th Jul 2017
posted by Morning Star in Britain
THREE Ritzy cinema staff who organised numerous strikes in their fight for the London living wage have been sacked by Picturehouse.
Broadcast and entertainment union Bectu, which represents workers at the cinema in Brixton, south London, believes the sackings are linked to the...
Friday 16th Jun 2017
posted by Will Stone in Britain
HOTEL workers will demonstrate in London today against the anti-union actions of a global hospitality chain.
Unite members will rally outside the annual general meeting of the Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG), which owns the Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza brands, from 9.30am to...
Friday 5th May 2017
Bosses recruit unwitting new staff to break living wage strike
Saturday 15th Apr 2017
THOUSANDS of workers at cosmetics chain Lush are to receive the independently calculated living wage from today.
Previously only workers in Lush’s London branches were paid the city’s living wage of £9.75, but it will now pay its permanent staff in its stores and...
Monday 13th Mar 2017
PICTUREHOUSE cinema staff, who are seeking the London living wage, are to be balloted for strike action for a second time by the Bectu department of Prospect.
A previous ballot held earlier this month in which 96 per cent of members from three cinemas voted for strike action on a 77...
Monday 30th Jan 2017
CINEMA staff who have been on strike for five days to press their demand for the London living wage (LLW) argue that they would not be able to afford a ticket to see a film on their pay.
Workers at the Ritzy in Brixton and Hackney Picturehouse enter the last day of their strike today,...
Monday 21st Nov 2016
by Steve Sweeney
BRITAIN’S voluntary living wage has been increased to £8.45 an hour across the country and £9.75 in London — but more than five million people are still being paid below this sum according to a report published on Sunday.
Tuesday 1st Nov 2016