Britain Needs a Pay Rise

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The TUC's campaign to increase Britain's pay packet, and see it shared more fairly

Britain Needs A Payrise

We're facing the tightest living standards squeeze for nearly a century The wages pie has been gradually shrinking since the 1970s
The super rich continue to see their incomes soar Falling wages and growing inequality hits businesses as well as households

Getting money back into people pockets is essential to securing a strong recovery. We also need to avoid another debt fuelled spending boom of the sort that caused the recent financial crisis - sustainable economic growth depends on fairer pay for ordinary workers and smaller bonuses for the super rich. That's why the TUC is campaigning for action that will start to move our economy back in the right direction.

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A properly enforced minimum wage

bullet Higher minimum wages for employers who can afford to pay more
bullet Increased commitment to the living wage bullet A crackdown on excessive executive pay       

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Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird today announced her delight that the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and Northumbria Police are now accredited Living Wage employers. The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently by the Centre for Social Policy at Loughborough University and updated annually...
15 April 2014
date: 15 April 2014 embargo : for immediate release TUC comments on latest inflation figures Commenting on today’s (Tuesday) inflation figures, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Workers are now £40 a week worse off than before the crash. “Those waiting to hail the first month in which wages creep...
15 April 2014
Last week marked the end of the TUC’s Fair Pay Fortnight . Between the 24 th March and 6 th April around 90 events took place throughout Britain, over 25 of which were in the North East, ranging from wage summits to street stalls. Prominent living wage employers, MPs, young...
14 April 2014
In this issue: • From the Regional Secretary • Finding Common Cause on Fair Pay – the view from an Industrial Chaplain • The first week of the tour in pictures... • In parts of the West Midlands over one in three jobs pay less than the living wage •...
04 April 2014
date: 28 March 2014 embargo : 00.01hrs Tuesday 1 April 2014 A third of jobs pay less than the living wage in parts of the South East In some parts of the South East a third of jobs (34.5 per cent) are paying less than the living wage, the TUC...
01 April 2014
date: 28 March 2014 embargo : 00.01hrs Tuesday 1 April 2014 In parts of Britain nearly half of jobs pay less than the living wage In some parts of Britain nearly half the jobs are paying less than the living wage, the TUC reveals today (Tuesday) to coincide with the...
01 April 2014
date: 28 March 2014 embargo : 00.01hrs Tuesday 1 April 2014 In parts of East of England a third of jobs pay less than living wage In some parts of the East of England a third of jobs (35 per cent) are paying less than the living wage, the TUC...
01 April 2014
In some parts of the North East over one third of jobs are paying less than the living wage, the TUC reveals today (Tuesday) to coincide with the 15th anniversary of the introduction of the minimum wage and the second week of the TUC’s Fair Pay Fortnight which runs until...
01 April 2014
date: 28 March 2014 embargo : 00.01hrs Tuesday 1 April 2014 In parts of Yorkshire and the Humber two in five jobs pay less than living wage In some parts of Yorkshire and the Humber two in five jobs (37 per cent) are paying less than the living wage, the...
01 April 2014
Welcoming George Osborne’s speech earlier today (Monday) in which he said that a future Conservative government would be committed to achieving full employment, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
31 March 2014

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