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Why should parents support the #J10 teachers’ strike?

10 Jul 2014, By Guest

Teachers know that any strike by teachers is a major headache for parents. We realise that many parents will have to work at home, find emergency childcare, or take a day’s leave. Believe me when I tell you that no teacher takes today’s strike lightly, but it is precisely because of the concerns we have…

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#J10: The need to take action against poverty pay in public services

08 Jul 2014, By Guest

The Government has had local government pay and conditions squarely in its sights since 2010. A pay freeze in 2010, 2011 and 2012 and a punitive 1% pay cap ever since has sent the pay packets of local government and school workers plummeting back to the level of the 1990s.  This year’s pay offer would result in a cumulative real-term cut of almost 20%.  We…

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No pay rise is a kick in the teeth for nurses

05 Jun 2014, By

This government doesn’t think nurses and healthcare assistants deserve a pay rise. “We’re all in this together”, they say. But the government’s refusal to give nurses a pay rise doesn’t feel like us joining together to fight the financial crisis – it feels like a kick in the teeth. This year I’m paying more for…

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NHS Pay – So, what are we going to do about it?

03 Apr 2014, By Guest

The government has seen the NHS as easy picking for cutting pay from its 1.4m workforce. It has made a calculation that NHS workers, predominantly women, and all dedicated to their patients (although they fail to say that bit), will bear the sacrifice for another year or two, moan, but then get on with their…

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