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Workers in Gaza need practical help

09 Nov 2014, By

The TUC is planning to visit Gaza at the end of the month, to look at what we can do to help the working people there. Of course, the major contribution we’ll be able to make is political – like the General Council statement adopted by Congress, or supporting the call to recognise a Palestinian…

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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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What is a living wage? Ask workers!

05 Nov 2014, By Guest

“Living wages” is the new buzz phrase. But the idea is an ancient one; that workers should be able to earn enough in a standard working week to support their families in dignity. Nowadays politicians, charities, campaigners and multi-stakeholder initiatives like the Ethical Trading Initiative are all debating how to achieve this golden standard of…

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Why we need TUC Young Workers Month

01 Nov 2014, By

It’s the start of TUC Young Workers Month (YWM). The main purpose of YWM is to promote trade unions to young workers and to highlight the issues faced by young workers. This years activities, organised by the TUC and our affiliated unions, are focused on the key issues; jobs, pay, homes and voice inside &…

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