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The world needs a pay rise: Oxfam recognises the union role

10 Dec 2014, By

Oxfam has today issued a guide for businesses on implementing living wages throughout their global supply chains, and it puts collective bargaining and trade unions centre stage. The paper is full of voluntary steps that businesses could take to ensure workers in their supply chains are paid a living wage, whether direct employees or not.…

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Unions hail good news on marriage equality in the Channel Islands

04 Dec 2014, By

Last week, the chief minister in the island of Jersey reported that legislation for same sex marriage would be introduced shortly in the States of Jersey with a view to it being brought into effect in 2017. Senator Gorst’s announcement received substantial publicity in the island’s media. This achievement was a result of campaigning by…

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Picturehouse Cinemas: Pay all your staff a living wage

07 Nov 2014, By

Staff at the Ritzy Picturehouse cinema in Brixton, London, have been fighting a long and difficult campaign to be paid a living wage. They’ve faced strong opposition from management and the threat of redundancies, but by standing strong with their union BECTU, they’ve managed to strike a deal that has seen their base rate of…

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A day of action for decent jobs in post-secondary education

05 Nov 2014, By Guest

Casualisation is endemic in post-secondary education. According to the latest figures, 68% of research staff in higher education are on fixed term contracts, while data gathered by a UCU Freedom of Information request last year showed that 53% of universities and 60% of colleges use zero hours contracts, sometimes many hundreds of them, to deliver…

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Blog Action Day: Britain Needs A Pay Rise to beat #inequality

16 Oct 2014, By

Today is Blog Action Day, when thousands of bloggers around the world are coming together to talk about the topic of inequality. It’s a timely message for unions in the UK, as we prepare to join forces in London, Glasgow and Belfast on Saturday to protest about the growing inequality in how people are paid…

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