From the TUC

Web links for 21st January 2010

21 Jan 2010, by in Web links

  • New research from IFS, and published by DWP, shows that a parent moving into work allows a large proportion of poor families (65 percent) initially to escape poverty. But a substantial fraction of families with children remain in poverty or fall into poverty during the three years following work entry, suggesting considerable scope for improvements in work progression and training to help lift and keep these families with working parents out of poverty.
  • A wide – and perhaps surprising – coalition of Labour activist groups demand a coalition on AV. The timing of the TUC’s discussion document was entirely coincidental, but has turned out to be fortuitous.
  • Concerned that Kraft’s debt-powered takeover will end up hitting their members in Cadbury as the new owners sack staff to pay back the purchase, union Unite have started a petition, which you can sign here.
  • Claude Carpentieri’s piece on Liberal Conspiracy asks why so many protest the loss of Cadbury’s if they aren’t willing to consider changing a jot from the kind of economy where this happens all the time?
  • The NPI consider where people go when they leave JSA, and call for an increase in the period that contribution based JSA can be claimed for.

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