Fact Service September 2018

Issue 38 (20/09/2018) - Workers worse off 10 years on from crisis
; Punishment for attacks on emergency staff

; Dearer travel pushes inflation higher


; Parents get right to bereavement leave; Crystal balls a little cloudier on economy; Progress - but more to do on equality

Issue 37 (13/09/2018) - Earnings growth puts on summer spurt; Employers need to become age-friendly; Fifth consecutive fall in factory output; Unemployment down for over 50s and overall

Issue 36 (06/09/2018) - Childcare costs outpace wage growth


; More battles against NHS subsidiaries


; Fall of inward company takeovers
; GMB fights against Arco derecognition

; Power to the people


Issue 38

Workers worse off 10 years on from crisis
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Workers are £800 a year poorer post-crisis and the substantial impact of the financial crisis has left people’s wages 3% below what they were a ...
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Punishment for attacks on emergency staff 
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Individuals who assault or attack emergency workers face longer jail terms as a new law comes into force.
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Dearer travel pushes inflation higher
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The retail price inflation rate was at a six-month high, official figures show.
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Parents get right to bereavement leave
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Working parents who lose a child will soon be entitled to bereavement leave.
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Crystal balls a little cloudier on economy
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Nine months into the year and forecasters are more pessimistic about 2018 economic growth.
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Progress — but more to do on equality 
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The 2018 TUC Equality Audit shows that unions are making progress in the fight for equality — but there’s still more work to do 
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Issue 37

Earnings growth puts on summer spurt
 (654 words)

Earnings showed faster growth in July, the latest official figures show.
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Employers need to become age-friendly
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Employers should be more age-friendly and inclusive of those over 50, including doing more to tackle age discrimination in the workplace, the Centre ...
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Fifth consecutive fall in factory output
 (328 words)

Factory output is in the doldrums, latest official figures show.
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Unemployment down for over 50s and overall 
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A fall in the number of unemployed older people accounted for much of the latest fall in unemployment, official figures reveal.
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Issue 36

Childcare costs outpace wage growth
 (536 words)

Working parents with children under five have seen nursery fees rise three times faster than their wages over the past decade, according to a TUC ...
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More battles against NHS subsidiaries
 (645 words)

Public services union UNISON has called on Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS Trust to halt its plans to tranfser hundreds of NHS staff over to a wholly ...
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Fall in value of inward company takeovers 
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The value of inward merger and acquisitions (M&A) fell sharply in the second quarter of 2018, while the value of outward M&A was at its ...
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GMB fights Arco over derecognition
 (199 words)

The GMB union is in a battle with an employer in the North West over its union-busting plan.
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Power to the people
 (372 words)

Achieving better wages and working conditions as part of a new growth model will require a renaissance of collective bargaining and a growth in union ...
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