Monthly Archives: June 2014

50th Commemorative Summit of Group of 77 Plus China

Declaration of Santa Cruz Stresses Fight Against Poverty The Summit of the Group of 77 was held in the city of Santa Cruz, Bolivia June 14 and 15 to mark the 50th anniversary of the multilateral organization of 133 developing nations, … Continue reading

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TUC: The richest households got richer last year, while everyone else got poorer

  Commenting on figures published today (Thursday) by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), which shows that household disposable income increased for the richest fifth of households but fell for everyone else, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The gap … Continue reading

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GMB council and school workers vote to join strike day

  The date of the strike is set to be a day of wider action against government cuts   Members of the GMB union will join a day of action that could see more than one million workers on strike … Continue reading

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Letter to RTUC: These Days We Deserve Pay Rises Above Inflation. In local councils I have been informed by the Pay Claim that we are to receive £1 per hour rise and that in local government, employees; 515,000 earn less … Continue reading

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Statistics to support Pay increases:

Minimum Wage (current rate)£6.31 for over 21’s That is £252.4 or a 40 hour week. The 2014 Living Wage rates are £8.80 for London and £7.65 for the rest of the UK currently according to the Living wage foundation.Thereore over … Continue reading

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Get help now: 0800 0 857 857   2014 to 2015 NJC local government pay claim presented to the employers As branches may know the national joint council (NJC) trade union side – the negotiators for local government pay – … Continue reading

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Police Batter Freedom Ride Pensioners

Rail fares campaigner taken to hospital following collapse Transport cops violently arrest two during peaceful demo TRAVEL campaigners slammed the police and rail bosses yesterday following a brutal crackdown on Yorkshire’s “freedom riders.” British Transport Police pushed disabled passengers to … Continue reading

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