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[cover image]December 2013
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Issue 50 (19/12/2013) - Inflation steady; Low average earnings growth hits workers; Unemployment posts big autumn fall; Auto-enroling in Issue 49 (12/12/2013) - Autumn Statement; Apprentices - gender and race; Number of working people in poverty; Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013 Issue 48 (05/12/2013) - Failures over minimum wage compliance; Whistleblowing needs code of practice; 'Stabbed in the back'; UK tops table of high earners in banking; Scandal of deaths from winter cold; 'Successful' Tory MP justifies second job; Pension's watchdog consults over schemes [More ...]

[cover image]November 2013
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Issue 47 (28/11/2013) - Are zero-hours contracts a good thing? Business R&D in 2012; Growth in economy confirmed; Not so amazin' Amazon; UK pension rank; Benefit of working in a unionised workplace Issue 46 (21/11/2013) - Economic forecasts; Boardroom fat cats up to old tricks on pay; UK is 'scrooge of Europe' over parents; Waiting for recovery in workers' pay; Scotland and Wales take action over blacklisting; Cameron goes for more union bashing; Correction Issue 45 (14/11/2013) - No joy in average earnings data; Living Wage rises; Unemployment down; Inflation falls sharply; Hidden worth of golden goodbyes Issue 44 (07/11/2013) - Golden goodbyes; Joint working agreement on racism; Youth workers — Is this the only way Essex?; Factory output up in Northern Ireland; Health and safety in 2012-13; Inheritance in Britain — them that has, gets; Childcare commitments of older parents[More ...]

[cover image]October 2013
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Issue 43 (30/10/2013) - Acas amends advice about companions; Third-party harassment rule repealed; 'Little to boast about' as economy improves; UK losing out on green growth and jobs; Living Wage to be paid at Welsh council; Rights when adverse weather hits work; Seven in 10 need to supplement pension; Campaign targets modern-day slavery Issue 42 (24/10/2013) - Workers on the board; UK in right state, says Milburn; Sexual harassment still rife at work; Gender gap in pensions; 'Tragic day for the UK' Issue 41 (17/10/2013) - No let up in inflation; Average earnings' growth stagnates; Jobs not shares at Royal Mail; Unemployment down below 2.5 million; Compensation for blacklisted workers? Issue 40 - 10/10/2013 - Women's rise in labour market over 40 years; Own up, clean up, pay up over blacklisting; Apprentices' pay; Factory output and production rise; Care workers lose out over travel time; Drawdown of pensions Issue 39 (03/10/2013) - Share-owning democracy dream — just that; Days of Action; Balance of payments deficit shrinks; October brings few legislation changes; NHS pay submissions; UK growth confirmed; Success for Hovis strikers; Settlements stuck at 2.5% for six months[More ...]

[cover image]September 2013
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Issue 38 (26/09/13) - Economic outlook; Threat to facility time in schools; Golden goodbyes; UNISON takes on payday lenders; Reforms aim to tackle weaknesses in pensions; Bedroom tax woes; Minimum wage rises; More City fat cat consultants Issue 37 (19/09/13) - RPI inflation rate up, CPI inflation down; Appeal allowed over landmark ruling; Initiatives to combat homophobia; Take-home pay fillip for service sector; A quieter year for shareholder revolts; Fat cat consultants; Living Wage claim for academy support staff Issue 36 (12/09/13) - Average weekly earnings gloom; Platinum-plated pensions for fat cats; Government attack on TUPE transfers; Zero-hours contracts in higher education; Unemployment dips below 2.5 million Issue 35 (05/09/13) - PCS success over check off challenge; Complaint over temps' pay goes to Europe; Million more earning less than Living Wage; HSE nets £2.7 million from fee scheme; Mergers and takeovers; Shares for employment rights scheme starts; Shares for employment rights scheme starts; Crossrail worker reinstated[More ...]

[cover image]August 2013
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Issue 34 (29/08/2013) - Economy in slightly better shape, but...; Naming and shaming minimum wage cheats; Big losers in coalition's pension reforms; Bakers take action over zero hours; Working mothers face discrimination; Remploy to close three furniture factories Issue 33 (22/08/2013) - Some more highly paid charity workers; Unite to launch credit union network; Equality in pay and benefits; Zero-hours contract guidance from Acas; Outlook for economy; Increase in bonus payments in 2012-13 Issue 32 (15/08/2013) - Average weekly earnings in slump; Small fall in unemployment; Government blocks Wales over farm wage; Dip in inflation; Northern Ireland employment law Issue 31 (08/08/2013) - More workers on zero-hours contracts; No interest rate rises until joblessness falls; New mums go back to flexi- or part-time work; More employment law misery from Tories; Rise in factory output; Apprenticeship scheme's inequalities; Managing for health and safety advice Issue 30 (01/08/2013) - Tribunal fees challenge; Youth scheme failing; Settlements up to 2.7%; Minimum wage no longer fit for purpose; Cable may appeal over consultation ruling; Zero-hours contracts; Bedroom tax challenge; Myth of compensation culture dispelled [More ...]

[cover image]July 2013
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Issue 29 (25/07/2013) - New price for justice - tribunal fees; Scheme to help disabled people into work; Union political funds; UK economy gathers pace with 0.6% growth; Static contractual obligations win out; Samaritans try to derecognise Unite; UK's current trading position worsens; Employment law changes take effect Issue 28 (18/07/2013) - Inflation up again; Inconvenient home truths for coalition; No joy in earnings data; Fall in unemployment; Workplace temperature Issue 27 (11/07/2013) - Cable confirms sale of family silver; Rules on NEST to be eased by 2017; Rise in factory output; Executive pensions rise in real terms; Inequality narrows - but not for long; Fuel poverty cut at stroke of pen; Promotion just a pipe dream for part-timers Issue 26 (04/07/2013) - 148 too many deaths in the workplace; Zero-hours contracts; TUC shows how to close the wage gap; Equal pay victory; Public sector staff targeted by Osborne; BBC pay-offs slated[More ...]

[cover image]June 2013
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Issue 25 (27/06/2013) - Action needed on workplace equality; High cost of child poverty in Britain; Emphatic 'No' to Royal Mail sell-off; New Acas Code on settlement agreements; Review of banking urges change for good; New whistleblowing rules introduced Issue 24 (20/06/13) - Inflation back over 3%; More children growing up in poverty; Government looks into zero-hours contracts; More councils paying Living Wage; Older workers at record level; Invest more in young people; nflation hitting workers' pay packets; New mums lose jobs Issue 23 (13/06/13) - Annual City bonuses distort earnings figures; Dip in unemployment; Fillip for factory output; Taxpayer bails out C2C; Right to strike; Gissa pay rise; Shame of child slavery Issue 22 (06/06/2013) - Rise in the number of union members; Retirement poser; Takeover activity on downward trend; The income-divide in recession and future; Blacklisting claims go to High Court; National Minimum Wage crackdown[More ...]

[cover image]May 2013
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Issue 21 (30/05/2013) - Court rejects religious discrimination claims; Growth for economy; Payday lenders' failings exposed; Equal pay consultation; More low-paid will get state pension; Pay rises average 2.8%; 'Yes' to political fund; Facts not spin Issue 20 (23/05/2013) - Sharp fall in inflation; Stressed at work; Economy long way from recovery?; Assessment procedure for benefit unfair; Pension regulator's three-year plan; Where to get a legal helping hand; Work programme failures over 'parking' Issue 19 (16/05/2013) - Shortfall of jobs for younger workers; Factory output down; Rise of 15,000 in number of unemployed; FTSE firms' foothold in tax havens; More pain with negative earnings growth; The things they say Issue 18 (09/05/2013) - Presenteeism on rise; TUC sets out priorities; Pay settlements; Credit unions offer alternative to sharks; Bullying in workplace; Review of Health and Safety Executive; Local elections 2013 Issue 17 (02/05/2013) - Boost for jobs in manufacturing; UK skirts round triple-dip recession; Town Hall Poor List; Apprentices needed to build workforce; Threats to two more pension schemes; Women lose out in changing labour market; Call for ban on zero-hours contracts[More ...]

[cover image]April 2013
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Issue 16 (25/04/2013) - Agricultural Wages Board is axed; Pension? Pass the cream crackers; Parliamentary ping-pong over 'rights for shares'; Nationalised rail wins out over privately-run; A sorry apology from assessors Atos; McCluskey re-elected; Top firms should come clean on well-being; Economic outlook is gloomy this year Issue 15 (18/04/2013) - Blacklisting 'morally indefensible'; Unemployment higher than in 2010; Small rise in National Minimum Wage; No joy in average earnings figures; RPI inflation rises Issue 14 (11/04/2013) - 'Flawed' welfare reforms hit disabled; Acas offers advice on redundancies; Minimum wage cheats; A mixed start to the new tax year; Economy saw growth last year; Boardroom pay; Barnado's charity closes pension scheme; Progress stalls on women in boardroom Issue 13 (04/04/2013) - Employment changes come into effect; Balance of payments; Stealth tax; Employers want retirement age back; Shrinking economy; Inflation eats away at pay rises; Zero-hours contracts on the rise; Even more employment tribunal reforms? Political donations[More ...]

[cover image]March 2013
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Issue 12 (28/03/2013) - Fight for facility time; Work-related stress; UK unprepared for ageing population; Banking millionaires, but low-paid miss out; Union movement and company governance; Low pay adviser gets thumb up; Make equality count in public procurement; Reject no-strike plan Issue 11 (21/03/2013) - Budget 2013; Slide in average earnings growth; No joy for Osborne on unemployment; RPI inflation remains above 3% Issue 10 (14/03/2013) - Real wage growth is missing in the UK; Gloomy start to year for manufacturing; Changes to inflation's basket of goods; Take-home pay index shows sluggish growth; Recognition successes; Jobs gap needs to close; Big pay divide splits Barclays workers; Acas consults on flexible working Issue 9 (07/03/13) - Pickles attacks facility time and check-off; Homecare staff lose out; Mixed messages from pay settlements; Parental leaves increases to 18 weeks; Police won't be taking industrial action; From top to bottom — a fairer way to pay; Childcare now in 'luxury bracket'[More ...]

[cover image]February 2013
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Issue 8 (28/02/2013) - Latest developments in blacklisting of activists; Pay settlements show rise at start of 2013; Commission guidance on religious belief; Surprise boost to UK economy in 2012; Child poverty hotspots mapped by campaign; Greater protection for whistleblowers Issue 7 (21/02/2013) - Unemployment down at end of year; No joy for workers on average earnings; Pro-active inspections cut hospital bugs; Coalition amends law over political belief; Calls to bring payday lenders to book Issue 6 (14/02/2013) - RPI inflation on rise in January; Myth of high pay to keep executives; National pay to go in England's NHS; Factory output down; Oil and gas pay; Union recognition law; No cap on NEST Issue 5 (07/02/2013) - Youth unemployment in the UK and abroad; Drug testing at work; Councils will face funding difficulties; Increase in limits to tribunal awards; Older workforce brings benefits; Childcare ratios to increase in reform; It's charity, but not as we know it[More ...]

[cover image]January 2013
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Issue 4 (31/01/2013) - Final salary scheme closures accelerate; Apprenticeships - government response; Fears over triple-dip recession for UK; Pay rises treading water at 2.1%; Shrewsbury 24 - sign up for justice; European unions must fight Cameron; Pay freeze for bosses, pay cut for staff Issue 3 (24/01/2013) - Blacklisting scandal gets worse; Average earnings; Unemployment down; Poor careers advice - a perennial problem; Coalition ups attack on workers' rights; Tribunal claims rise Issue 2 (17/01/2013) - Factory output down; RPI inflation rebounds at end of year; Fall in real value of workers' earnings; Guidance on public sector equality duty; European court rules on discrimination; Traineeships proposed by coalition; Pay tensions in 2013 Issue 1 (10/01/2013) - No change to inflation calculation; Consultation period for redundancies cut; Balance of payments deficit shrinks; Employers may cut pension contributions; Inflation dips to 3%; Last year was bad one for NHS in England; Priorities for 2013[More ...]