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Civil Service pay - little cheer

23 April 2022

Civil servants have strongly criticised the government for capping pay rises when the cost of living is rocketing. Trade unions are tacking stock on their response.

Sheffield refuse workers pay victory

29 November 2021

Refuse workers in Sheffield working for Veolia have won an important victory on pay at a time when real wages are being hit by increased inflation.

Inflation and pay

28 November 2021

Inflation is at its highest in a decade and prices continue to rise. Trade unions are beginning to respond, but there’s opportunity for doing more.

Home truths - hard times

28 February 2019

Young workers are finding it harder to set up their own home. This is due to rising house prices, static wages and low levels of employment.

NHS staff consider pay offer

It’s bad enough that the NHS has been lagging behind inflation for seven years but take the rise in travel costs, accommodation and food into account and the gap between the pay “rise” and RPI becomes even starker.

Real earnings slump for Londoners

10 July 2017

A survey of average earnings across London’s 32 boroughs by the GMB union shows London in a very different light from the usual picture of the capital as a thriving business centre.

Victory over paramedic pay

9 June 2017

Ambulance employers have given way and agreed to the unions’ demand that paramedics be upgraded. It’s the result of a two-year national negotiation – and decades of organisation.

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