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[cover image]December 2012
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Issue 50 (13/12/2012) - No joy on average weekly earnings; More pain on the way, says think tank; How to achieve a more diverse workplace; Runaway train fares; Manufacturing back in the doldrums; Unemployment down Issue 49 (06/12/2012) - Unequal Britain; Tax avoidance slated by MPs' committee; 'Pain without purpose'; Executive pay trebles; Union elections loom; Third quarter takeover activity picks up[More ...]

[cover image]November 2012
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Issue 48 (29/11/2012) - Millions face low pay, no pay poverty; Improvements required in apprenticeships; Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2012; Blacklister grilled by Scottish MPs; Party funding down; Economic growth confirmed at 1% Issue 47 (22/11/2012) - Reform of capability assessments too slow; Warning about burned-out workers in Britain; Global unions warn against net grab; Forecasts for economy in medium-term; Employees win over pay deductions; Flexible working changes in 2014; Experiences over Public Sector Equality Duty Issue 46 (15/11/2012) - No good news on earnings growth; Parents to share leave; Cuts to injury scheme; Privatisation halted; Unemployment falls; Rebound for inflation Issue 45 (08/11/2012) New Living Wage set; Double-dip recession for pay in 2011-12; Manufacturing output is positive; Council pension fund investment strategy; Long-term bonuses boost executive pay; Bold action to halt fall in living standards Issue 44 (01/11/2012) Official data for deaths at work show fall; Too many earn less than Living Wage; Unitary taxation would stop avoidance; Families count high cost of childcare; Concerns raised over impact of job cuts; Low-paid hit by poor pension provision; Civil liability in health and safety removed[More ...]

[cover image]October 2012
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Issue 43 (25/10/12) Third quarter growth brings end to recession; Soaring rents leave families struggling; Reports to reveal senior women in post; Wellbeing - well gone; Equal pay landmark ruling by court; Building firm's apology over blacklisting; Civil service staff axed; Pension changes will penalise women Issue 42 (18/10/12) Inflation fall to hit state benefits; Average weekly earnings growth up; Unemployment down to 2.53 million; The sorry tax affairs of multinationals Issue 41 (11/10/12) No sign of recovery in manufacturing; Sickness absence down, presenteeism up; Tories' different take on employment rights; Reps in civil service face facility time ban; Petition to increase disabled representation; Change in RPI could hit pensioners Issue 40 (04/10/12) Workers lose out in real terms; UK trade with rest of world worsens; UK still in recession; Employers want further pay freeze in NHS; Modern day slavery; Pay closing in on prices; Economy adds jobs but 'long way to go'[More ...]

[cover image]September 2012
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Issue 39 (28/09/2012) More NHS trusts are in deficit; A third of bonuses are paid in finance sector; Proposals would make it easier to dismiss; Government consults on tribunal procedure; Women's employment; Survey of occupational pension schemes; Auto enrolment gets underway; Proposals on micro businesses; NMW increases Issue 38 (20/09/2012) Inflation falls to 2.9%; Excess workloads bring heart risks; Coalition banks on business bank; Take home pay index shows weak growth; Shift in women's jobs; Regional disparities to get worse unless... Issue 37 (13/09/2012) Top directors' pensions; Small fall in official jobless figures; Tough climate for union negotiators; Call for national minimum hours; Little growth in average earnings; Flexible working a means to an end Issue 36 (06/09/2012) Named and shamed over minimum wage; More right wing takes on regional pay; How austerity affects public sector pay; Too young for pension, too old for work; Zero-hours contracts take hold in NHS[More ...]

[cover image]August 2012
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Issue 35 (30/08/2012) Recognising functional skills for workers; No public projects for blacklisting firms; Recognition success at Liverpool college; Stunning pay packets for City fat cats; Regional pay - no crowding out; More votes favour pension changes; Economy shrinkage less than thought; More slave labour for youth from Tories Issue 34 (23/08/2012) Political donations fall by £1 million; Failure over fitness to work tests; Crisis as wages of young people fall; Votes in favour of pension changes; Bias towards City in UK economy; Employers' failure over youth scheme; Forecasts for the economy; Company unable to reduce pension deficit Issue 33 (16/08/2012) Earnings growth down; Unemployment down on both counts; Settlements steady for sixth month in a row; Varied fortunes in UK car industry; Inflation back above 3% Issue 32 (09/08/2012) Unpaid work scheme is ruled legal; Pay settlements stable at 3% in June; Advice at work on managing finances; No growth this year, says Bank; Manufacturing output down again; Warning on politicising civil service; French introduce Robin Hood tax; Take home pay; Localism Act has flaws Issue 31 (02/08/2012) Workers paying for protection equipment; Tory donors win contracts; Blacklisted workers; Mesothelioma compensation scheme; Consultation over accommodation charge; Shrewsbury pickets campaign; No charges for FoI requests, say MPs[More ...]

[cover image]July 2012
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Issue 30 (26/07/2012) UK’s double dip recession continues; Help improve childcare; Wales to take action on dangerous dogs; Short-termism in the City attacked; Cost of regional pay to local economy; Tax avoidance systemic; Young unemployed Issue 29 (19/07/2012 No joy as earnings growth is down; PFI time bomb; Fall for inflation; Employment tribunal fees set for next year; UK jobless total down; Maternity rights guide Issue 28 (12/07/2012) Third firm guilty of corporate manslaughter; Manufacturing still struggling; Minimum family income required; Bozo Johnson's view on homeworking; Underhill review of employment tribunals; Recognition claims back to 2010 levels; TUC chooses new general secretary; Trade unions' political spend rockets Issue 27 (05/07/2012) Survey higlights benefits of facility time; Pay audits to follow discrimination claims; Tribunal claims fall; Apprenticeships rise, NEETs hit record high; Taxpayers take strain of rail privatisation; Union reps are greening workplaces; Firms will have to detail directors' pay[More ...]

[cover image]June 2012
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Issue 26 (28/06/2012) - Higher apprenticeships set to take off; Risk of the very small in nanotechnology; Sickness leave and holiday ruling; Civil service 'reforms'; Reform of collective redundancy rules; Pay settlements Issue 25 (21/06/2012) Average earnings data provide no joy; 'Vindictive' Duncan Smith to hit strikers; Unemployment down on main count; Inflation falls to lowest level for 29 months; Long-term trends for youth unemployment Issue 24 (14/06/2012) Manufacturing malaise needs recovery plan; New official inflation figure proposed; Mandatory slave labour expanded; Executive pay booms as Cable bottles it; Nationalised bank's attack on pensions; Diesel fumes linked to cancer; Bribes over new pensions outlawed Issue 23 (07/06/2012) From silver to gold - the rise in inequality; Takeover activity at a low level; Prof blows whistle on whistleblowing change; Worldwide violations of trade union rights; Manufacturers dismiss no-fault dismissal; Unions call for end to needlestick horror; Sickness absence falls[More ...]

[cover image]May 2012
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Issue 22 (31/05/2012) Disabled workers at a disadvantage; Recession is deeper than thought; Breast cancer link to working night shifts; Private sector pay; Employment law reforms on the way; Women are missing from to jobs Issue 21 (24/05/2012) Skills 'potholes' need to be filled in economy; Inflation hits two-year low; Map reveals plan for regional pay; Older people take to homeworking; Rich people dominate Tory party funding; More interest rate cuts, quantitative easing? Issue 20 (17/05/2012) FE colleges splash out on agency staff; Average earnings data paint gloomy picture; Unemployment falls; Survey of safety reps looks for successes; Forced labour shame Issue 19 (10/05/2012) Local pay in Wales - dim diolch; Queen's Speech; Manufacturing flat; Executive pay up by 11% but changes are on way; Abuses in Olympic supply chain; Academies overpaid; Manufacturing pay settlements Issue 18 (03/05/2012) Private sector pay settlements at 3%; Performance-related pay for teachers?; Private equity takes over care homes group; Benefit changes; Rich List 2012; Global labour market outlook 'alarming'; Large employers have biggest slice of jobs[More ...]

[cover image]April 2012
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Issue 17 (26/04/2012) Age discrimination rulings by Court; Employers need to update on training; Lansley faces fight over local pay in NHS; Union membership 2011; UK economy slips back into recession; Strike possibility at Ford over pensions Issue 16 (19/04/2012) Earnings are still losing their value; RPI inflation down; Tax is for little people; Agency workers; Unemployment falls, claimants climb Issue 15 (12/04/2012) Factory output posts only weak rise; Firms circumvent agency worker rules; Tax avoiders; Manufacturing take-home pay rises; Apprenticeships for young people; Executive pay under attack at Barclays; Deal lifts strike action at Primark; All apprenticeships to last at least 12 months Issue 14 (05/04/2012) Pension promise broken; Police to be balloted on right to strike; Auto-enrolment triggers set by government; Prescription charges; Changes to employment law take effect; Missing £250; Coalition must come clean on losers; Are pay committees the new closed shop?[More ...]

[cover image]March 2012
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Issue 13 (29/03/2012) Court victory for asbestos victims; Employers aren't ready for ageing workforce; A Tory gives his idea of workplace rights; Balance of payments; Public-private sector regional pay gap; Economy is expected to grow this year; Pay settlements Issue 12 (22/03/2012) - Budget 2012; Indexation ruling will hit pensioners; Inflation dips; Change of pace needed in boardroom diversity; Adult minimum wage rises by 11p; Unions slam Budget Issue 11 (15/03/2012) - Tablets added to official shopping basket; Older workers needed - please apply; Average earnings dip; No let up in rise of jobless in 2012; Coalition is 'most female-unfriendly' Issue 10 (08/03/2012) - TUC points way to economic growth; High and lows of mergers and takeovers; HSBC banks on giving staff flexi options; Industrial action backed Primark; Employers should embrace social media; Public confidence in pensions at low ebb; Campaigners target unis over Living Wage Issue 9 (01/03/2012) - Don't fall for dodgy deals on pensions; Benefits not reaching people they should; BESNA binned; Childcare costs rocket; Proportion of staff in pension schemes down; Who got biggest slice of economic pie?; Pay settlements back up to 3%; Renewable energy agreement signed[More ...]

[cover image]February 2012
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Issue 8 (23/02/12) - Union-busting attempt by defence firm; Workfare nothing; Local government workers face poverty; Gap between reality and rhetoric, says TUC; EU plans for pensions in White Paper; Average retirement age; Spending cuts threaten public sector jobs Issue 7 (16/02/2012) - Average earnings end 2011 in doldrums; Inflation slows; Unemployment counts continue to rise; Employers offered subsidy to hire young; On their bikes success; Rise in strike action Issue 6 (09/02/12) - Leave TUPE alone; Call for thresholds of pensions to be frozen; Recognition success; Warning over tribunal fees introduction; Bank holiday refusal; Adult apprenticeships on the rise; Passing the parking levy parcel; Disabled people are scapegoated by public; Manufacturing falls Issue 5 (02/02/12) New timetable for auto-enrolment of pensions; Huge cost of workers' shrinking wage pool; Presenteeism at work on rise; Sixty years of work, dole and stress in UK; Adult apprenticeships are good value; Privatisation rejected in Scotland's capital; Unemployment rate in Europe rises [More ...]

[cover image]January 2012
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Issue 4 (26/01/2012) Union reps add value to British economy; No movement in pay settlements end 2011; Fudge on executive pay; Disgrace as worker loses blacklisting case; Work programme slated; Bad news for economy; Benefit cap based on myths, says campaign Issue 3 (19/01/2012) Shameful map of poverty in the UK; Inflation on downward path for 2012?; What's in store for the economy in 2012?; Average earnings growth down again; Unemployment in UK rises ever higher Issue 2 (12/01/2012) Unpaid overtime; Action pledged by PM on pay?; Balance of payments; End of an era with Shell pension closure; PFI — more to do over cost concerns; Skill shortages only part of the problem; Regional pay Issue 1 (05/01/2012) - New workplace-related benefit levels announced; Government u-turns on tax relief for taxis; Employment restrictions extended; Employees unhappy over pay; Public sector pensions; Private sector pensions; Attack on health and safety challenged[More ...]