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Labour needs policies that end low paid and low skilled work

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The UK has too many poorly performing workplaces, according to a new report.

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Disabled people know what it will take to help them into work. Will Labour listen?

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Labour must prove it has changed its spots since the days of hiring Lord Freud as welfare reform adviser under Tony Blair.

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Good news on the jobs front, but pay is definitely not recovering

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We’re going down an uncertain path, with serious threats for working people.

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Zero hour contracts need to be addressed in the new Care Act

Hundreds of thousands of workers across the British economy are being offered absolutely no protection, and no guaranteed hours, but concern is absent in the new Care Act

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Progressives should back Ed Miliband’s welfare proposals

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Working class voters, who the left is supposed to champion, want a fairer and more contributory welfare system.

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Employment is up yet again – but the job is not quite done

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There are more benefits to full employment than you might think.

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The full employment strategy must go beyond tax cuts and squeezing those on benefits

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To maximise people’s chances of finding work we need to tackle the structural problems they face.

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Tory childcare plans could see families of over-fives lose £18,000 worth of help

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More than 100,000 families could lose out on up to £18,000-worth of childcare help under a new government scheme announced today.

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Young people have been failed by the coalition; and Labour recognises that

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Should it win the General Election next year, Labour will guarantee starter jobs for anyone between 18 and 24 who have been out of work for a year.

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Government’s own anti-red tape committee says zero hour contract consultation too narrow

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Employer market power should be considered in the government’s consultation on zero-hours contracts, according to independent assessors working for the government.

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