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Zero-hours contracts have nothing to do with flexibility and everything to do with dodging tax

Reposted from the Spectator London, United Kingdom. 3rd August 2013 — People hold placards in Oxford St London protest against use of zero-hours contracts for more than 85 percent of Sports Direct workforce. Could you live on a zero-hours contract? David … Continue reading

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Care worker QUITS because she only had 15 minutes to spend with frail pensioners

Reposted from Mirror on line … and this is it isn’t it; the reality of tory cuts from social care putting further strain on the NHS which is already suffering from… yes you’ve guessed it, tory cuts. Anyway the tories … Continue reading

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Still think privatisation of public services is a good thing?

Rebogged from Kate Belgrave   Update September 1: More careworkers to take strike action – workers at the Your Choice Barnet company on September 8 and 9: Unison careworkers who work for the outsourced Your Choice Barnet company will take … Continue reading

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Care workers take Hampshire home employers to tribunal over pay and working hours

Reposted from the Guardian Workers at Care UK have extended their strike by a further three weeks, meaning they will have sacrificed 70 days’ pay. Photograph: Richard Saker for the Observer Eleven female carers to the elderly are taking their … Continue reading

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After Unison postpones strike Gwalia workers say, ‘We won’t be walked over’

by Raymie Kiernan A 12-hour strike by residential care workers in Neath Port Talbot, South Wales, set for Tuesday this week has been called off. A 24-hour strike has been called in its place from 7pm on Tuesday of next week. … Continue reading

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Campaign launched against employer which refuses to pay careworkers minimum wage

Reposted from False Economy Low paid staff have very bad working conditions here – zero hours contracts, no travel time paid – while boss has luxury boats and cars: UNISON has launched a campaign against Hampshire and Dorset-based ‘Scrooge employer’ Apex … Continue reading

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Council funding cuts force care homes to pay less than the minimum wage 120 providers to be investigated by HM Revenue & Customs over contract bids that are too cheap to pay legal minimum

Care homes in Britain are bidding for contracts with councils at such low rates that they are trying to avoid paying workers the minimum wage, says the Low Pay Commission Photograph: Sipa Press / Rex Features Cuts in council funding … Continue reading

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