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Rising unemployment spurs calls for more support for jobseekers
Unemployment

Rising unemployment spurs calls for more support for jobseekers

More than 1.2 million people were unemployed and looking for work at the end of 2022, new statistics have shown

Unions pledge to fight Rishi Sunak’s new laws that ‘completely undermine the purpose of striking’
Strikes

Unions pledge to fight Rishi Sunak’s new laws that ‘completely undermine the purpose of striking’

With industrial disputes at their highest point in five years, Rishi Sunak plans to come down hard on trade unions

2023 predicted to be ‘groundhog year’ for families as bills rise and pay packets shrink
Cost of living crisis

2023 predicted to be ‘groundhog year’ for families as bills rise and pay packets shrink

Spending on energy bills will reach a record high in 2023, and the year “will be remembered by many as the year of four-digit mortgage bill increases”

Christmas on the picket line: What it’s like being on strike during the festive season
Christmas

Christmas on the picket line: What it’s like being on strike during the festive season

6 common myths about strike action, from salaries to public support
Strike action

6 common myths about strike action, from salaries to public support

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Postal strikes dates: When are the Royal Mail walkouts this December 2022 and why?
Strikes

Postal strikes dates: When are the Royal Mail walkouts this December 2022 and why?

Royal Mail strikes: When are postal workers going on strike over Christmas and why?
Royal Mail strikes

Royal Mail strikes: When are postal workers going on strike over Christmas and why?

Lack of flexibility in low paid-work means people are having to go part-time, study finds
Flexible working

Lack of flexibility in low paid-work means people are having to go part-time, study finds

These are the jobs with the biggest gender pay gaps in 2022
Gender Pay Gap

These are the jobs with the biggest gender pay gaps in 2022

NHS recruitment crisis worsens as private sector pay growth reaches record-breaking highs
Recruitment crisis

NHS recruitment crisis worsens as private sector pay growth reaches record-breaking highs

Why the government must end the low wage economy
Wages

Why the government must end the low wage economy

Inequality is widening in the UK and family wealth is the driving factor
Inequality

Inequality is widening in the UK and family wealth is the driving factor

‘Cash-starved’ firefighters warn they may not be able to cope with Bonfire Night calls
Bonfire night

‘Cash-starved’ firefighters warn they may not be able to cope with Bonfire Night calls

Employers are increasingly leaving salaries off job adverts despite pay transparency campaign
Recruitment

Employers are increasingly leaving salaries off job adverts despite pay transparency campaign

Ex-miners who took part in 1984 strike return to picket line at National Coal Mining Museum
Strike action

Ex-miners who took part in 1984 strike return to picket line at National Coal Mining Museum

What’s behind Britain’s recruitment crisis?
Big Issue Recruit

What’s behind Britain’s recruitment crisis?

Record increase in real living wage will see 400,000 workers get pay rise
Employment

Record increase in real living wage will see 400,000 workers get pay rise

Here’s how much money people actually need to live on during the cost of living crisis
Cost of living

Here’s how much money people actually need to live on during the cost of living crisis

CEOs are now paid 109 times more than the average worker
Business

CEOs are now paid 109 times more than the average worker

NHS workers could strike over pay rise that leaves hundreds of thousands worse off in real terms
NHS workers

NHS workers could strike over pay rise that leaves hundreds of thousands worse off in real terms

Inflation predicted to hit 18% for poorest this autumn
Cost of living crisis

Inflation predicted to hit 18% for poorest this autumn

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Hundreds of Amazon warehouse workers stage wildcat strikes over ‘pathetic’ pay rise
Strikes

Hundreds of Amazon warehouse workers stage wildcat strikes over ‘pathetic’ pay rise

Amazon warehouse workers down tools to protest 35p pay rise
Low pay

Amazon warehouse workers down tools to protest 35p pay rise

Here’s how much more than you the UK’s top CEOs earn
Low pay

Here’s how much more than you the UK’s top CEOs earn

Thousands of BT workers stage biggest strike in 35 years
Employment

Thousands of BT workers stage biggest strike in 35 years