Fact Service June 2019

Issue 24 (13/06/2019) - Unemployment falls to 1.3 million


; MPs slam current use of gagging clauses


; Taskforce to develop period poverty policy
; Increase of 3.3% in average earningsIncrease of 3.3% in average earnings

Issue 23 (06/06/2019) - Pay bill for 27 directors comes to £73.5 million; Industrial strategy to 'Save Our Shops'; NHS Trust drops plan to outsource jobs
; Union membership numbers up again; Low pay Britain 2019

Issue 24

Unemployment falls to 1.3 million
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A fall in the number of unemployed people maintained the unemployment rate at its lowest level for almost 45 years, official figures show.
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MPs slam current use of gagging clauses 
 (407 words)

A group of MPs says that the government must reset the parameters around the use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) and address the failure of the ...
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Taskforce to develop period poverty policy
 (385 words)

A government taskforce is to work together with charities and businesses across a range of sectors to develop a comprehensive and sustainable ...
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Increase of 3.3% in average earnings
 (589 words)

The latest average weekly earnings data show an increase in growth.
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Issue 23

Pay bill for 27 directors comes to £73.5 million
 (795 words)

Twenty seven top executives, whose latest remuneration package is worth over £1 million a year, feature in the table on page 90. There’s a strong ...
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Industrial strategy to 'Save Our Shops'
 (426 words)

Shopworkers’ union Usdaw has launched its industrial strategy for retail at the Houses of Parliament.
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NHS Trust drops plan to outsource jobs
 (218 words)

Domestics at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow have called off six days of planned strikes after their employer dropped plans to outsource their ...
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Union membership numbers up again
 (418 words)

The number of employees who were trade union members rose by 103,000 on the year to 6.35 million in 2018, according to the latest official ...
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Low pay Britain 2019
 (399 words)

The proportion of low-paid workers across Britain has fallen to its lowest level since 1980, and low pay could be eliminated altogether by the middle ...
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