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Thousands of civil servants set for weekend of strikes / Britain / Britain/World / Home - Morning Star

Thousands of civil servants set for weekend of strikes / Britain / Britain/World / Home - Morning Star | welfare cuts | Scoop.it

Thousands of civil servants are set to take part in a "long weekend" of walkouts over cuts to pay, pensions and conditions.

 

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Minimum wage cut fears: Fury as Government considers 'kicking' low-paid workers

Minimum wage cut fears: Fury as Government considers 'kicking' low-paid workers | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Ministers have ordered the Low Pay Commission, which sets the level of the wage, to change the way it calculates the amount
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Thousands taking jobs 'because of Iain Duncan Smith's benefits cap': He says reforms are changing behaviour

Thousands taking jobs 'because of Iain Duncan Smith's benefits cap': He says reforms are changing behaviour | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
The Work and Pensions Secretary is due to publish figures next week showing that the Government’s benefits cap is already ‘changing behaviour’ even before it is introduced.
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Workers are £10k in debt and begging for money to pay for basic needs

Workers are £10k in debt and begging for money to pay for basic needs | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
A report by union Unison showed 600 of its 1.3 million members sought help from its emergency welfare fund last year
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Patients are at risk as hospitals axe 5,000 nurses, warns union

Patients are at risk as hospitals axe 5,000 nurses, warns union | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Royal College of Nursing claims switch to healthcare assistants is putting lives in danger
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Iain Duncan-Smith: France and Spain would 'give their eye teeth' for UK jobs market | UK | News | Daily Express

Iain Duncan-Smith: France and Spain would 'give their eye teeth' for UK jobs market | UK | News | Daily Express | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
IAIN Duncan-Smith has defended the UK jobs market, saying people in France and Spain would 'give their eye teeth' for such strong employment figures.
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Trade unions unite to save workers' rights - Morning Star

Trade unions unite to save workers' rights - Morning Star | welfare cuts | Scoop.it

A major campaign to defend trade union rights will be launched at the weekend with a rally in central London.

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New Childcare Policy Excludes Nearly 1m Of UK's Poorest Families

New Childcare Policy Excludes Nearly 1m Of UK's Poorest Families | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
More than half of most needy families not entitled to extra help because parents earn too little to pay income tax, says thinktank
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A million workers face cuts to retirement income as employers pass on higher NI costs - but public sector staff escape

A million workers face cuts to retirement income as employers pass on higher NI costs - but public sector staff escape | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
In another sign of the increasing financial gap in retirement between public and private sector workers, it is the private sector who could lose out under changes to the state pension confirmed in the Government's Budget.
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250,000 public servants to strike for pay and pensions - Morning Star

250,000 public servants to strike for pay and pensions - Morning Star | welfare cuts | Scoop.it

Civil servants in government departments, driving test centres, museums and galleries will stage a 24-hour strike tomorrow in a bitter row over pay, pensions and working conditions.

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Civil servants reveal further strike at end of tax year - Morning Star

Civil servants reveal further strike at end of tax year - Morning Star | welfare cuts | Scoop.it

Civil servants announced they will hold a half-day walkout on April 5 as part of their three-month programme of action.

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Fall in permanent job placements

Fall in permanent job placements | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
The number of new permanent jobs in Scotland has fallen for the first time in six months, according to a leading study.
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Tories take another swipe at the weakest - Morning Star

Tories take another swipe at the weakest - Morning Star | welfare cuts | Scoop.it

Britain's lowest earners face losing their "last protection" under Con-Dem government plans to cut or freeze the minimum wage, the Unite union warned today.

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Minimum wage could be frozen or cut if it starts to cost jobs or damage economy, Government suggests - Telegraph

Minimum wage could be frozen or cut if it starts to cost jobs or damage economy, Government suggests - Telegraph | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
The minimum wage for millions of people could have to be capped or frozen in future if it risks damaging jobs or the economy, the Government has said.
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1,200 people apply for just NINE jobs at new Longwell Green store

1,200 people apply for just NINE jobs at new Longwell Green store | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
MORE than 1,200 people applied for just nine jobs at a new shop opening in Longwell Green.Nationwide retailer DFS were inundated with applications, receiving an average of 130 for every role.One...
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Patients are at risk as hospitals axe 5,000 nurses, warns union

Patients are at risk as hospitals axe 5,000 nurses, warns union | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Royal College of Nursing claims switch to healthcare assistants is putting lives in danger
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could be our family members  disgusting

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Blockbuster is sold: 2,000 jobs saved as DVD rental chain is bought by Gordon Brothers

Blockbuster is sold: 2,000 jobs saved as DVD rental chain is bought by Gordon Brothers | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Administrators from the accountancy firm Deloitte have announced that restructuring specialists Gordon Brothers Europe have bought the company for an undisclosed sum.
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Trade unions unite to save workers' rights - Morning Star

Trade unions unite to save workers' rights - Morning Star | welfare cuts | Scoop.it

A major campaign to defend trade union rights will be launched at the weekend with a rally in central London.

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Clear Indication Of Further Welfare Cuts To Come, Say Citizens Advice Bureau

Clear Indication Of Further Welfare Cuts To Come, Say Citizens Advice Bureau | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Citizens Advice criticises Budget that ‘gives with one hand and takes away with the other’.
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Lords reject George Osborne's plan for employees to sign away their legal rights in return for receiving shares in their companies

Lords reject George Osborne's plan for employees to sign away their legal rights in return for receiving shares in their companies | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
George Osborne suffered an embarrassing rebuff last night after peers threw out his plan for employees to sign away their legal rights in return for receiving shares in their companies worth as little as £2,000.
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Public sector pay capped for fifth year as 95,000 strike over Whitehall reforms - Telegraph

Public sector pay capped for fifth year as 95,000 strike over Whitehall reforms - Telegraph | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
More than a million civil servants, teachers and NHS staff were today told their pay will be limited for a fifth year in a row to bring down the public sector salary bill.
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AstraZeneca to cut 2,300 jobs in George Osborne's constituency

AstraZeneca to cut 2,300 jobs in George Osborne's constituency | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Drug firm's closure of Alderley Park comes just five months after chancellor helped secure £5m grant to develop research centre
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Tories accused of sneaking through laws making it easier to sack workers - UnionNews

Tories accused of sneaking through laws making it easier to sack workers - UnionNews | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Unite warns government will today reduce period for collective redundancies from 90 to 45 days
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