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Workers on zero-hours contracts earn nearly £300 a week less than permanent employees, according to a new report. A study by the TUC showed that average weekly earnings for zero-hours workers are £188, compared to £479 for people on permanent contracts. The union organisation said its research also revealed that…
Staff at leading housing charity Shelter are to stage a three day strike in a row over pay. Unite said its 400 members will walk out from next Tuesday in protest at cuts of up to £5,000 for frontline staff. The action, hitting the charity's advice and support work, was…
The Government has been accused of lying over NHS pay as hundreds of thousands of health workers including midwives, nurses, radiographers, cleaners and psychiatric staff stage their second strike in a month. Members of 11 unions walked out for four hours from 7am in England and 8am in Northern Ireland…
A deal to end a long-running row over health workers' pay has been agreed in Wales. The Welsh Government said unions have accepted a two-year deal. Health workers in England are set to stage a fresh strike on Monday in protest at the UK Government's controversial decision not to accept…
The Government has been accused of "deliberate misrepresentation" over health workers' pay amid a fresh attack on the coalition's controversial decision not to accept a recommended 1% wage rise. The leader of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) said the dispute, which has sparked a series of strikes by NHS…
Too many care workers are being "treated shabbily" in a sector where the zero hours culture is "deeply entrenched", a Labour MP has warned. Andrew Smith branded it a "scandal" that the national minimum wage was not being enforced and called on the Government to make ending illegally low pay…
Staff at three high security psychiatric hospitals will go on strike today in the bitter dispute with the Government over health workers' pay. Members of the Prison Officers Association at Broadmoor in Berkshire, Rampton in Nottinghamshire and Ashworth on Merseyside will walk out for four hours from 7am It will…
The GMB union and Care England have written a joint open letter to Councillor David Sparks OBE Chair of Local Government Association (LGA) setting out a joint concern over earnings levels in the care sector. They claim workers in highly skilled and socially vital roles deserve to be a paid…
Hundreds of thousands of health workers have walked out on strike, many for the first time in their lives, in protest at the Government's decision not to give them a recommended 1% pay rise. Midwives, nurses, paramedics, ambulance staff, and hospital porters and cleaners mounted picket lines across England from…
Midwives in England have voted to go on strike in a bitter dispute with the Government over pay. Members of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) backed walkouts by 82%, and other forms of industrial action by 94%. Midwives will join other health workers by going on strike for four…
The Government is facing a series of strikes by public sector workers after an announcement that civil servants are to stage a national walkout next month. Members of the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union will take industrial action on October 15 in a long-running row over jobs, pay and…
Care workers in Doncaster have announced plans for a three-week strike as part of their long-running pay dispute with Care UK. Around 70 workers are set to take part in the action due to begin on 25 August, according to Unison. The union's members voted for the action to support…

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