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Frances O'Grady's Articles

Why we need to save our safety net

16 Jul 2014, by in Society & Welfare

The strategic priority of this government is to shrink the state. Despite the recovery the cuts keep on coming. What we face now is not emergency, if mistaken, economics, but political strategy. The Chancellor wants public spending to go back to where it was as a share of national wealth in 1948, according to the…

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Happy 15th birthday minimum wage

01 Apr 2014, by in Working Life

It’s a bit of a mouthful, but today we can sing “happy birthday, national minimum wage”.  15 years today workers won the right to a legally set minimum hourly pay rate – a day of celebration for everyone who wants to build a fairer Britain. Before the minimum wage was born, doom-mongers among employers and…

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Unequal pay is holding back the real economy

07 Nov 2013, by in Equality

At prime minister’s questions last week, David Cameron seemed to suggest that talking about the economy meant talking about rising GDP, not rising electricity bills. But people’s daily experience of ‘the economy’ is  of what they take home at the end of a week at work, and how much it leaves them when they’ve done…

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