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2018 all issues

[cover image]December 2018
Issue 50 (13/12/2018) - Workers and pensioners below breadline

; Unemployment rises on increase in jobless men

; Average earnings boost 'little consolation'; Manufacturing target
; Pay real Living Wage Issue 49 (06/12/2018) - Updated guidance on minimum wage; BT cannot change indexation of pensions; Youth services at breaking point
; Increase in value of mergers abroad

; Union reps put one over on Ritzy Cinema[More ...]

[cover image]November 2018
Issue 48 (29/11/2018) - Use fringe benefits to help lower earners; Large employers should report on disability
; Five million got Living Wage increase; Do as I say not as I do; UK bottom of real-wage growth league

; New statutory rates for parents in work; Back our domestic abuse charter - GMB Issue 47 (22/11/2018) - Factory output growth feeds into UK economy

; Unite calls for toilet dignity in workplace; Scope of pay reports should be widened

; A nice little earner for a bookmaker
; Employers should pay EU fees for staff; Firm wings its way to employee ownership Issue 46 (15/11/2018 - GMB win as Addison Lee loses appeal; Inflation holds steady despite dearer petrol
; Data shows surprise rise in unemployment

; Inflation continues to eat away at earnings Issue 45 (08/11/2018) - Vital statistics on health and safety

; Possibility of tribunal fees rears ugly head; Real Living Wage rises by at least 2.9%; Children priced out of musical education
; Part-time cabin crew member wins pay case

; TUC guide on dangers of diesel exhaust Issue 44 (01/11/2018) - TUC says shift workers need more protection

; Annual survey of hours and earnings; Rise in minimum wage rates from April 2019

; Budget 2018[More ...]

[cover image]October 2018
Issue 43 (25/10/2018) - Call for review of dog control laws and policy; 'Complacency' over older workers
; Firms fail to report on modern slavery; Civil service pay challenge fails; Need for more mental health resources Issue 42 (18/10/2018) - Mixed signals on health and safety from EEF; Fall in number of jobless young workers; Food pulls inflation rate down to 3.3%; Earnings growth falls back below 3% Issue 41 (11/10/2018) - Stress is top concern - TUC safety reps survey

; Launch of civil service apprenticeships
; Change in attitudes post-#MeToo; Apprentices let down by quality of training
; Ethnicity pay reporting; Factory output rise a boost for economy Issue 40 (04/10/2018) - Top executives don't mind the pay gap; Mixed signals on the UK economy; Unite demands dignity for women - period; Two keys to unlocking productivity; Trade deficit worsens[More ...]

[cover image]September 2018
Issue 39 (27/09/2018) - Pause to NHS Trusts setting up subsidiaries; Liability Bill one step closer to becoming law
; Support staff working unpaid overtime

; Minimum wage cheats hit hard last year
; Worker wins safety award then gets P45; Pensions watchdog ups supervision of schemes 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
[More ...]

[cover image]August 2018
Issue 35 (30/08/2018) - Data deficit on ethnic and disability staff

; No deal Brexit and workers' rights; Workbook on mental health and workplace; Poorest households and employment growth
; Employers can't provide T-Level work experience

; Peanuts for digital innovation skills
; Banking group signs up to Dying to Work Issue 34 (23/08/2018) - Eye-watering cost of raising a child; We're watching you - surveillance at work
; Survey finds pay rises based on staff retention; 'Feeble' economic growth
; Yorkshire NHS trust drops subsidiary plan

; Auditors and partner slated over BHS Issue 33 (16/08/2018) - FTSE 100 executive pay juggernaut rolls on; Retail price inflation at 15-month low; Jobless total falls below 1.4 million mark; Earnings growth rate lowest for over a year Issue 32 (09/08/2018) - Workers set for pay rise in coming year; Firms favour dividends over pensions; Equality Act: MPs to review effectiveness

; Widen net on gender pay gap reporting

; Workers being 'fleeced' by umbrella firms Issue 31 (02/08/2018) - Sickness absence - a case of presenteeism?; Universal Credit - back to the 1950s?; Yorkshire brewery fined over pensions; Workers are missing out on holidays; Dividends showered on water shareholders; EEF - trends in holiday entitlement
; Carillion apprentices dumped by receiver

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[cover image]July 2018
Issue 30 (26/07/2018) - Fight over privatisation by back door in NHS; Employers must act on sexual harassment; Protection against caste discrimination; Worker director fudge in governance code; Introduce CDC pensions ASAP Issue 29 (19/07/2018) - Appeal court ruling on sleep-in shifts 'wrong'; Unemployment heading south to 1.4 million

; Seesaw ride for retail price inflation; Earnings growth lags behind retail inflation Issue 28 (12/07/2018) - Equal pay bill grows as more Tesco staff claim; Who wants to be a millionaire? We do; Minimum wage naming and shaming; Home care staff set to get real Living Wage; Factory output down; Increase in workplace deaths in 2017-18 Issue 27 (05/07/2018) - Pension package aims to protect consumers; Thirty-five £1m-a-year or more executives; Growth for early 2018 revised upwards; Civil service unions oppose pay guidance; UK’s current account deficit cut[More ...]

[cover image]June 2018
Issue 26 (28/06/2018) - Forty executives pocket total of £90.7m

; Postal staff still suffer too many dog attacks

; Tribunal ruling favours Hermes couriers
; Advice and guidance on overtime from Acas

; Unacceptable level of destitution in UK Issue 25 (21/06/2018) - Trade unions in 2017; Allow flexible working during World Cup; Trans discrimination rife among employers; TUC calls for radical overhaul of family pay
; Employment passport for Pimlico plumber

; Apprenticeship starts down in 2017-18
; Forecasts for economy Issue 24 (14/06/2018 - Boardroom-worker pay gap must be published; Retail price inflation remains above 3%; Unemployment at its lowest level since 2005; Earnings growth 'stuck in slow lane' Issue 23 (07/06/2018) - Thirty two executives on £1m or more a year; High-value deals boost inward takeovers; Striking figures on labour disputes; EU posted workers directive revised; Widening generational pay gap hits young[More ...]

[cover image]May 2018
Issue 22 (31/05/2018) - Thirty nine executives pocket £87.9 million

; FBU success over fire service duty system

; Sluggish start to 2018 for UK economy
; Support for carers; Disability pay gap at four-year high Issue 21 (24/05/2018) - No change in ratio of people homeworking; Motability executive's pay 'unacceptable'; Dearer petrol pushes retail inflation higher

; Two new people at top of UNISON
; Religious or belief discrimination

; Factory output slows; Gender pension gap is wider for older women Issue 20 (17/05/2018) - Top executives receive £243m in pay and perks; Labour enforcer sets out his demands; Forty six thousand fall in jobless number; Retail price inflation erodes wage growth Issue 19 (10/05/2018) - Top executive pay feast brings £121m to 41

; Rise in child poverty in working households
; Union members fight to save CITB training; Proposals for new ways of measuring economy Issue 18 (03/05/2018) - Council staff win over incremental pay rises; 'Presenteeism' at record high; GMB members take on delivery firm Hermes; Demand for inquiry into toxic cabin air; Rise in number of insecure workers; 
Slower growth in the UK economy; 
Living Wage reinstated at Bath University[More ...]

[cover image]April 2018
Issue 17 (26/04/2018) - Gender pension gap trebles in 10 years; Executive gravy train rolls on to tune of £126m; Parental benefits at Exeter University; Public services provide shareholder cream Issue 16 (19/04/2018) - Exposure to asbestos
; Inflation at its lowest for a year

; Number of jobless people resumes its fall; Total earnings growth takes a hit in February

 Issue 15 (12/04/2018) - Factory output slows down this year and last; Lack of support for low-skilled staff; Forty directors pocket total of over £210m; MPs outline package of pension proposals

; University is trying to derecognise unions Issue 14 (05/04/2018) - Splashing the cash on consultants and pay-off; Balance of payment's deficit narrows in 2017; Government consults on bereavement leave; Rights of workers in UK supply chain; Postal group fined over safety; New Acas guidance on agency workers; Growth in economy revised upwards[More ...]

[cover image]March 2018
Issue 13 (29/03/2018) - Keep uprating pensions by RPI, says 
government; Police were involved in blacklisting of workers; Change culture to tackle sexual harassment

; Employment law change in April; Rise in trafficking and modern day slavery Issue 12 (22/03/2018) - Working dads failed by workplace policies; Jobless increase at start of 2018; Inflation cut but no end to living standards crisis
; Earnings rise falls back below 3% Issue 11 (15/03/2018) - Quiche added to 2018 inflation basket; Chancellor Hammond doesn't spring surprise; Minimum wage offenders named; Landmark ruling over employee's cancer; Equal pay claims stack up in retail sector; More goods leaving factory gates Issue 10 (08/03/2018) - Thirty-one directors pocket £84 million

; Takeovers by UK firms abroad at 17-year high
; Review of impact of work on wellbeing

; Women's Pay Day

; Redundancies a threat to technical education Issue 9 (01/03/2018) - TUC advises on what to do in bad weather; Time 'on call' counts as working time; Workers' pensions should not be a lottery

; Economic growth for 2017 revised down; Above-inflation rise in childcare costs; No end in sight for UK's pay squeeze[More ...]

[cover image]February 2018
issue 8 (22/02/2018) - Increase in tribunal compensation limits
; Ditch derogation that penalises agency staff; Earnings still playing catch-up with inflation; Unemployment rises for first time in 17 months; Economic potential of older workers Issue 7 (15/02/2018) - Workers'rights under attack post-Brexit

; Good year for factory output in 2017
; Retail price inflation dips at start of 2018; Vice-chancellors attend their pay committees; Employers need to take neurodiversity on board
 Issue 6 (08/02/2018) - Government responds to Taylor review

; Night work and its links to cancer
; Part-time pay penalty suffered by women; Unite defeat attempt to restrict picketing
; DPD courier fined for hospital visit dies

; Tesco could face huge equal pay bill
; Union voice missing on food and drink council Issue 5 (01/02/2018) - The ups and downs of RPI inflation measure

; UK pilots agree recognition at Ryanair
; UK economic growth slower last year; Game's contractors will pay Living Wage
; Scottish law aims for gender balance; Internships are unpaid and unfair, says study; Gender pay gap - the results so far; Do share buybacks push up executive pay?[More ...]

[cover image]January 2018
Issue 4 (25/01/2018) - Fawcett finds system is failing women

; Living standards hit by lower earnings growth; Call for public inquiry into blacklisting; Unemployment down - but only by 3,000

; Medical examinations for asbestos workers Issue 3 (18/01/2018) - Retail inflation hits six-year high; Stiff upper lip rules or maybe not?; Economic insecurity more widespread; Blue Monday how I hate Blue Monday
; Watchdog unsure of benefits of PFI
 Issue 2 (11/01/2018) - Twenty nine executives pocket over £70m

; Gender pay gap in civil service revealed; Unions welcome action on laser pens; Factory output at a 10-year high; Divest from carbon - UNISON guide Issue 1 (04/01/2018) - Will Britain get a pay rise this year?; Companies that face shareholder dissent; Knight review on e-balloting by unions

; UK economy grows in third quarter 2017
; Pay penalty suffered by agency workers; Some improvement in balance of payments[More ...]