From the TUC

Why on earth have social care workers not been getting the National Minimum Wage?

18 Aug 2017, by in Working Life

Enforcement of the NMW for sleep-ins temporarily suspended in social care Last month the government announced it was waiving historic financial penalties and temporarily suspending enforcement of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for workers required to ‘sleep-in’ on their employer’s premises overnight to look after social care residents. This is unprecedented action from a government…

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The government’s decision to privatise enforcement puts profits ahead of security

James Davies

07 Aug 2017, by in Public services

PCS has launched a campaign to halt the Conservative government’s latest attempt to privatise sensitive work in our justice system.  On 1 August, civil servants employed as civilian enforcement officers (CEOs) were told that the work they do enforcing financial fines for the criminal courts, will be put out to tender.  This see around 150 staff outsourced…

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Demand needs to rise before rates do

Geoff Tily

03 Aug 2017, by in Economics

With the economy showing increased signs of weakness, it is welcome that that the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted today to keep interest rates on hold. More surprising perhaps has been the recent positioning of MPC members that has fostered speculation that a rate rise was more likely. At one level this is understandable. With…

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