Unions in the Civil Service face a herculean task in needing to get each and every union member to effectively re-join their union following Francis Maude’s pressure to withdraw the ability of union members to pay their subscriptions direct from their salary. 1,647 more words
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By Tony Collins
The “good news” headlines over the weekend suggest that Universal Credit is finally rolling out nationally, the implementation problems having been ironed out. 1,011 more words
“This government has been in a hurry, driven by a political timetable, to make deeply damaging cuts to the civil service and to undermine the unions that oppose them, most recently trying to cut off the funding we get from our members,” 54 more words
Why is the distinction between poverty and inequality important? Two exchanges in the media this week tell us why.
Firstly. It is important for you to know that there are two ways of measuring poverty: One is ‘absolute poverty’, which is measured using a fixed standard (The World Bank definition is $1.25 a day) and means being unable to meet someone’s basic needs. 716 more words