From the TUC
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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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If I had a pay rise… A school worker’s story

01 Apr 2014, By

Jenny* works in a school. Here, she explains why public sector workers like her desperately need a pay rise. If I had fair pay and had received the pay rises long overdue to me I could afford to go to the dentist and not have to choose between paying for gas or electricity or food.…

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A massive step backwards for health and safety

31 Mar 2014, By

The government has chosen the 40th anniversary of the Health and Safety at Work Act to make one of the most dangerous changes since the legislation came into effect in 1974. It has decided that Britain’s 4.3 million self-employed people should no longer be subject to the provisions of the Act unless they also employ…

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