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[cover image]December 2014
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Issue 50 (19/12/2014) - Unemployment down on both counts; Earnings growth stays below inflation rate; Retail price inflation at five-year low; Fit to work service; New appeal over tribunal fees Issue 49 (11/12/2014) - Osborne's cut to go much deeper; Wages across the globe; Young workers hit by casualization; Reasons for rise in use of food banks; Factory output higher; Cut income inequality for economic growth Issue 48 (04/12/2014) - Shared parental leave; Business R&D in 2013; Autumn Statement - more austerity; Mergers and takeovers involving UK firms; Discrimination against new mothers still rife; nion recognition in voluntary sector[More ...]

[cover image]November 2014
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Issue 47 (27/11/2014) - Economy - steady as you go in Q3; CPI inflation measure is 'flawed'; Growth through people; Annual survey of hours and earnings 2014; More working families living in poverty; Low pay in April 2014; Positive step at Grangemouth Issue 46 (20/11/2014) - Unemployment falls on both main counts; Average earnings posts a small rise; No change for retail price inflation; Police cover-up over blacklist links?; Coalition MPs linked to privatised NHS Issue 45 (13/11/2014) - Another downside to shift work; Economic benefits of EU migrants; Victory on disclosure; Bereavement guidance; Umbrella con trick Issue 44 (06/11/2014) - Living Wage rises across UK; Health and safety 2013-14; Lost decade on pay; Holiday pay victory; 2.5% for last pay round; TUC welcomes a new affiliate [More ...]

[cover image]October 2014
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Issue 43 (30/10/2014) - Banking job losses; Living Wage victory; Stress still top in TUC safety reps survey; Scandal of low-paid workers in Britain; Gender pay inequality; Economic growth slows in Q3 Issue 42 (23/10/2014) - More evidence of executive excess; No end to child poverty ... but a divided nation; Parental leave and pay in civil service; Factory output at a standstill in August; Exclusivity clauses in zero-hours contracts; Probe into payoff Issue 41 (14/10/2014) - Inflation rates at five-year lows; Unemployment dips below two million; Data shows Britain needs a pay rise; Ditch the car Issue 40 (09/10/2014) - Thirty one more millionaire executives; Stressed workers; Lost decade on pay; Four steps to defeat poverty in Britain; Balance of payments Issue 39 (02/10/2014) - Employment law changes in October; Economic growth better than thought; City fat cats purring; Living Wage employer numbers rise; Ford paternity case; HSE should stop committee closures; BACM teams up with Prospect[More ...]

[cover image]September 2014
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Issue 38 (25/09/2014) - Working families; What a top executive gets - another 20; Tax evasion spirals ever higher; Slump in tribunal cases boosts UNISON's claim; Executive pay focus; Union's inquiry call on outsourcing Issue 37 (18/09/2014) - Dip in inflation; Unemployment fall; Earnings in doldrums; Conflict of interest at academy schools Issue 36 (11/09/2014) - Unions are reaching out to LGBT workers; Mental health at work; Thirty more boardroom millionaires; Manifesto for reporting on diversity; Factory output still below peak Issue 35 (04/09/2014) - Another 31 executives on £1m or more; Dress codes at work; Lower level of mergers and takeovers; Young NEET women; Happy retirement beckons for fat cats; Growth to slow[More ...]

[cover image]August 2014
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Issue 34 (28/08/2014) - Closed shop at the top; Name and shame; Welfare reforms hit working families most; Pay settlements; Tell us about loopholes; Low-paid women are missing out; Own up, clean up, pay up Issue 33 (21/08/2014) - Self-employed rate at 40-year high; Seven-figure pay packages for 19 more; Older workforce grows by more than a third; Fat cat lawyers and accountants; Inflation down, 'grim news' for commuters Issue 32 (14/08/2014) - Unemployment edges lower towards 2m; Six ways to tackle living crisis; Earnings misery; High-skilled workforce missing in England; Twenty-five executives on £1m or more Issue 31 (07/08/2014) - Factory output up, but running out of steam; Executive pay - another 26 on £1m plus; CDC pension schemes; Money is there for firefighters' pensions; Stronger safeguards needed on silica dust; Carr review hits political barriers; London council's costly employment offer[More ...]

[cover image]July 2014
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Issue 30 (31/07/2014) - Earnings and top executive pay; Only now is economy above 2008 peak; Union safety concerns over Network Rail; ESA not fit for purpose, say MPs; Priced out of justice Issue 29 (24/07/2014) - Workers in the heat; Young hit hardest by recession; Labour disputes in 2013; Boost for union political funds; Network Rail faces equal pay claim; Tories ramp up rhetoric on strikes Issue 28 (17/07/2014) - Fall in unemployment; Weak earnings growth; Inflation higher; Executive pay gap; Acas in demand Issue 27 (10/07/2014) - Pay-off 'value for money' or 'obscene'?; Smaller increase in manufacturing output; Executive pay - 35 on £1m or more; Guidance on working from home; Car industry expands; Scottish referendum campaign money Issue 26 (03/07/2014) - Forty two executives with £1m plus packages; Upturn in settlements to 2.6% in May; Deaths at work fall, but not in construction; Watchdog says Work Programme is flawed; Balance of payments - trade deficit narrows; Living Wage to be paid by food and drink firm[More ...]

[cover image]June 2014
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Issue 25 (26/06/2014) - Boost to factory output; New right to request flexible working; Zero-hours contracts developments; Asbestos in schools; Minimum wage arrears; Executive pay Issue 24 (19/06/2014) - Dramatic drop in tribunal claims; UK unemployment stays at five-year low; No joy in negative earnings growth; Charities slam work placements scheme; Inflation continues on downward trend Issue 23 (12/06/2014) - Executive pay: 39 with a £1m package; Campaign spending on Scottish referendum; Justice for sale; Living Wage win in higher education; Reforms fail to bring reality to boardroom; World Cup Advice Issue 22 (05/06/2014) - Cable’s plans for zero-hours contracts; Lost in tax; Dockers say no return to 50 years ago; Trade unions steady ship in 2013; 2.5% rise for settlements; Boardroom-worker divide on remuneration[More ...]

[cover image]May 2014
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Issue 21 (29/05/2014) - UNISON can appeal over tribunal fees; Economy grows with more expected; Global Rights Index; Ruling on holiday pay and commission; Executive pay - 31 more on £1m plus; It's a bit rich this list Isue 20 (22/05/2014) - UK unemployment hits lowest level since 2009; No change in retail price inflation; Earnings-inflation gap widens again; Agency runs blacklist Issue 19 (15/05/2014) - Docker wins over homophobic abuse; Executive pay ratchets ever higher; Cameron plans attack on unions; Factory output up in first quarter; Law on dangerous dogs tightened up; Criticism over Gove's 'free' schools Issue 18 (08/05/2014) - Executive pay; Unions target UKIP; Zero-hours contracts; TUC guide to autism in the workplace; Mental health support lacking at top firms; Early conciliation is now compulsory Issue 17 (01/05/2014) - EU court rebuffs UK over 'Robin Hood' tax; Employers sign Living Wage agreements; Role of union reps; Economy moves up a gear at start of 2014; Myths of compensation culture dispelled; Latest estimate on zero-hours contracts[More ...]

[cover image]April 2014
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Issue 16 (24/04/2014) - Women and surrogacy; Asda women launch equal pay claim; Executive pay and benefits - a new era?; Smoke-free workplaces; PCS in potential merger talks; Ex-Remploy workers still unemployed; Recognition success Issue 15 (17/04/2014) - Unemployment rate falls below 7%; Gangmaster worries after transfer; Ignore the spin - living standards still hit; Youth unemployment - top hotspots; Inflation cut Issue 14 (10/04/2014) - Union victory ends two-tier pay at NHS trust; UNISON appeals over tribunal fees; Manufacturing and production increase; Launch of mental health campaign; Government benefit reforms hit vulnerable; Shopworkers need more protection issue 13 (03/04/2014) - Jobs linked to Europe; The economy; Employment law changes introduced; Not so fair Britain; Royal Mail sold cheap; Dads not taking paternity leave; Zero-hours contracts - NI to investigate[More ...]

[cover image]March 2014
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Issue 12 (27/03/2014) - Dip in inflation; Compliance concerns over executive pay; Reform, don't ban zero-hours contracts; Inflation's basket of goods updated; Help for young recruits Issue 11 (20/03/2014) - Budget 2014; Unemployment down; 'Shocking' fall in tribunal cases; Weekly earnings rise; Employment on the up Issue 10 (13/03/2014) - Pay settlements rise; UK workforce more stressed than Europe's; Coalition attack on disabled people; More apprenticeships would add to economy; Women deserve better; Council takes action on blacklisting; Factory output up at start of year; Minimum wage rise Issue 9 (06/03/2014) - Work-life difficulties older women face; Childcare costs more than mortgage bill; Need for clear policies to combat violence; Minimum wage rise recommended; UK women rank low in wider labour market; Mergers and takeovers[More ...]

[cover image]February 2014
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Issue 8 (27/02/2014) - HSBC bonus flanker; Almost 400,000 more give free time at work; Housing benefit goes to rich landlords; Academy chain stripped of 10 schools; No change on economic growth; Date set for extending right to work flexibly; Climate change and social justice Issue 7 (20/02/2014) - Weekly earnings rise; Unemployment down; Missing link on fat cats' bonuses; Retail price inflation starts year higher; Not ferry nice Issue 6 (13/02/2014) - No let up in banker's bonuses or job losses; Rise in factory output at end of 2013; High Court refuses tribunal fees review; Protection against gangmasters; Women and the cuts; Increase in inward investment in 2012; Not on a Living Wage Issue 5 (06/02/2014) - TUPE changes take effect from end January; Real wages falling, household incomes hit; Shop staffs' claims go to Europe; University pay divide; Bullying in the workplace; Pay settlements[More ...]

[cover image]January 2014
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Issue 4 (30/01/2014) - British economy 'recovers' in 2013; Private equity pay; Mis-selling claim; Stress in banking as job losses pile up; Skill shortages; Attack on facility time for teaching staff; Business for Britain, no workers' rights? Issue 3 (23/01/2014) - Government snub for shopworkers; Earnings growth dips below 1% again; Minimum wage fines to quadruple; Take-home pay; Unemployment shows sharp fall Issue 2 (16/01/2014) - The year ahead; Councils' use of Workfare scheme; RPI inflation edges up at end of 2013; Getting to grips with homophobia; Factory output up; Delay to statutory rates; Fat cat Wednesday Issue 1 (09/01/2014) - Workers hit hard by coalition's welfare cuts; Hypocrisy of university vice-chancellors; Call for statutory bereavement leave; Rail fare rip-off; City fat cats[More ...]