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A £1.50 increase in the Minimum Wage would benefit 4.6 million workers and create 30,000 new jobs

A major new independent report submitted by the union Unite to the Low Pay Commission on Friday 26 September, has reportedly shown that a national increase of £1.50 per hour in the national minimum wage in 2015 would benefit 4.6 million workers by an average of £1,400 per year while at the same time adding…

Charities urged not to take part in new Workfare scheme

The bosses of the 200,000 registered charities in the UK were urged not to take part in the government’s new ‘workfare’ programme launched today (Monday 28 April). The new mandatory Community Work Placements require that jobseeker’s allowance (JSA) claimants do six months work placement – or risk losing their benefits. Unite, the country’s largest union,…

Greenwich council accused of ‘bullying culture’

Occupational therapists (OTs) at Greenwich council, fed up with an alleged ‘bullying culture’, are gearing up to vote for strike action. The eleven therapists, members of Unite, the country’s largest union, will start voting on whether to take strike action or industrial action short of a strike on 28 April. The ballot closes on 7 May.…

Workers Of The World Unite.. And Give Up Your Employment Rights

George Osborne attempted to mark his government out as radical, reforming and tough on Monday, in a speech that outlined plans to slash the welfare budget by £10bn and bring in changes that would allow some workers to swap employee protections for shares. The chancellor told the Birmingham conference that employees would be able to…