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The Living Wage – all in this together

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We need to drop our own stereotypes and get out of our comfort zones to build alliances with others.

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Men twice as likely to earn over £50,000 a year as women, according to new figures

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Men working full-time are twice as likely to earn over £50,000 a year as full-time women, according to an analysis by the TUC to mark Equal Pay Day.

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New cost of living figures show real effect of recession on pay

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Things are actually even worse than they seem.

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The labour market: employment gains but historic lows in earnings

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The six-year real wage squeeze has no recorded historical precedent.

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A strong recovery needs strong unions and public investment

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When the share of wages in national income decreases, consumption decreases.

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Tackling the productivity orthodoxy to boost pay

Millions of working people find themselves working harder for less. We need to rebalance our economy.

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Inflation: Less triumphalism please, the cost of living crisis is far from over

Today’s news on inflation is certainly welcome; but we’re not on the home straights yet.

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The coalition’s cost of living sleight of hand

The transparent attempt by the government to selectively reinterpret the data so as to downplay the so-called ‘cost of living crisis’ is frankly rather alarming.

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Disposable income still lowest since 2005

Figures out today show that despite the economy being in recovery disposable income remains stuck where is was in 2005, reflecting real falls in wages.

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TUC Take Government To EU Over Agency Work Laws

The UK government is failing to implement EU laws, resulting in tens of thousands of agency workers paid less than permanent staff doing the same job, says the TUC.

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