TUC calls for employers to commit to living wage as pay gap widens

TUC calls for employers to commit to living wage as pay gap widens Report shows salaries for top 10% of earners rose faster than for bottom 10% as pay inequality intensifies across UK.
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Tackling poverty and inequality need to be at the heart of any plan for economic growth in the North of England.

To mark today’s conference Northern Prosperity is National Prosperity, Julia Unwin of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation calls for five key reformsAs a member of the Northern Economics Futures Commission, I am passionate about the need to tackle poverty and inequality, as part of any economic growth plan for the region. As our own research at […]
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NHS ‘fragmenting’ as hospitals opt out of national pay deals, warns Labour

Labour claims 31 NHS trusts are considering breaking away from wage agreements with staff in south-west facing pay cutsRegional pay is becoming entrenched in the NHS with hospitals opting out of national wage agreements, leaving health service staff to face the prospect of working longer for less money and losing sickness entitlements, Labour says today.The […]
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Almost five million British workers paid less than the living wage

TUC describes new research that the standard of living in one of every five families is being hit as ‘shocking’One in five British workers and their families are likely to have inadequate standards of living because they are being paid less than the living wage, according to a study.The research by the consultants KPMG found […]
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G4S shows the truth about the private sector: chaos, evasion and bungling

The Olympics fiasco is just the latest example of the chronic failure of private enterprise to deliver when it really mattersThe Home Office is a notorious graveyard of political careers, where the high-flown principles of the stump meet the harsh realities of everything from policing riots to cutting passport queues at Heathrow. So it should […]
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