From the TUC
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Paying staff fairly should be part of our national heritage

04 Apr 2014, By Guest

Rent, food and clothing are not priced according to the age of the customer so basic minimum salaries should not be allocated according to a person’s age. To have a pay system that discriminates against any section of society according to their age is unjust yet that’s what we have in the UK with different…

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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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Fair pay letter from America #3: breaking through at local level

03 Apr 2014, By Guest

Thanks to the efforts of unions, living wages measures are now firmly on the legislative agenda in the USA. Barely a month goes by without more progress being made: laws are enacted or bills make progress towards becoming law; governors and mayors speak out in favour of higher minimum wages; and low paid workers continued…

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TRASH DANCE: Choreographing the dignity of work

02 Apr 2014, By Guest

On April 3 1968, the night before he was assassinated, the great human rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. told 1300 striking Memphis Tennessee sanitation men: “You are demanding that this city will respect the dignity of labor…. So often we overlook the work and the significance of those who are not in professional jobs,…

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