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How many Cabinet members would have failed the trade union ballot test?

Reposted from Union Solidarity International The list of Cabinet members who failed to secure 40% of the vote. They would not have been elected had the same criteria been imposed as strike ballots Half the members of the new Tory … Continue reading

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The reality of zero hours contracts

Reposted from TUC website #DecentJobsWeek: I love being a home care worker, but I hate the insecurity 17 Dec 2014, by Helen in Working Life Oh joy! Today I received a letter from HMRC stating I have been overpaid tax … Continue reading

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DWP plotting ‘secret’ universal credit plans – says Micheal Meacher Labour MP

Reposted from Dash 24 A Labour MP has claimed that the government is “keeping under wraps” plans to make people who lose their jobs wait five weeks before they get any benefit payment under universal credit. Michael Meacher, MP for … Continue reading

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Government to take £40 from everyone who loses their job

From this Autumn anyone who loses their job will receive £40 less as a result of government plans to make people wait for longer for any job support, according to a consultation published today (Friday) by the Social Security Advisory … Continue reading

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REVEALED: The government’s secret £9bn social security bill for those in work

The rising number of working people living in poverty is causing the government to spend billions more than planned on social security, according to a new TUC report published ahead of the autumn statement later today. The TUC report Is Social … Continue reading

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“Work until you drop” – TUC slams Osborne’s Autumn statement

The TUC has attacked George Osborne’s plans to raise the state pension age further. Commenting ahead of today’s autumn statement, TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady said: “There has been no new evidence to show that people are living any longer since … Continue reading

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The benefits system EXPOSED!

Excellent short film by TUC. Should be watched by every ConDem MP who has misrepresented DWP ststistics.

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