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Unite disappointed at reports of ‘minimalist’ Minimum Wage increase

Reported 50 cent increase half of what is needed, says Jimmy Kelly

July 19th: Unite today (Sunday July 19th) expressed disappointment at reports that the Low Pay Commission is to recommend that the Minimum Wage be increased by just 50 cent.  173 more words

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Understaffing and underfunding are the main barriers to Seven Day NHS in Northern Ireland

Healthcare professionals walking away in their droves over pay and pressures

Northern Ireland only part of UK where workers have not received a recommended one percent pay increase… 237 more words

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Strike action at United Drugs/Sangers suspended after management offer workforce backdated pay improvement

Unite recommending pay offer be endorsed by membership

Further talks on improving industrial relations to recommence after the summer

July 9th: Unite Regional Officer with responsibility for the union’s membership in United Drugs/Sangers, Sean Smyth, confirmed his union were suspending strike action and recommending members vote to accept a backdated pay offer from management: 218 more words

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The first Conservative Budget in 18 Years declares war on the Young and the Poor

From Alex Little: @alittleecon 

First Published here

The most eye-catching announcement in today’s Budget perhaps was the one about the “National Living Wage”, set to be introduced for over 25s next April at £7.20 per hour.

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The age of irresponsibility

George Osborne’s budget speech was, as usual, a masterclass in combining the rhetoric of change with reality of continuity. Britain has, according to Osborne, left ‘the age of irresponsibility’ behind. 120 more words

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osborne's "living" wage: not all he cracks it up to be

As yesterday’s emergency budget was being delivered, it was pretty much as I expected. Tax cuts to benefit the better off, and further cuts to welfare that will hit the poorest sections of society. 469 more words