Britain's poorest people face a nightmare of increasing deprivation as coalition cuts bite even deeper this year, Trade Unions and charities reported today.
Six care homes and four day centres are to be shut by Leeds City Council. But Trade Union, GMB, is resisting the plan and has called on the public to take action during the 12-week consultation.
GMB Trade Union supports the "Axe the Bedrrom Tax Campaign". Here are just 10 reason to support this.
Workplace Organiser Course (Day 6) at the Preston office. Our reps are now half way through their induction training. To date they have looked at workplace organisation contracts and many other topics.
1. The deficit is falling – but more slowly than the Office for Budget Responsibility forecast in December. This year’s deficit is forecast to be 7.4%. Overall national debt is rising – and more quickly than the OBR forecast in December. Debt will be 75.9% of GDP this year. Growth will be 0.6% this year – down from the OBR’s previous forecast of 1.2%.
The battle against the government’s attacks on the poorest people in Britain is gathering pace. Around 200 tenants, trade unionists and campaigners from all over the country gathered last Saturday for a benefits justice summit in London.
NHS staff face "another year of financial hardship", unions have said, after the government announced that the majority of health service workers would receive a 1% pay rise from next month. The rise – less than half the current CPI inflation rate of 2.7% – means staff are in effect having their pay cut following two years of pay freezes, unions said.
Employers need to create 850,000 extra jobs to reach the pre-recession peak, according to an in-depth report that undermines claims the jobs market has defied the recession. GMB Trade Union is concerned that a Manufacturing slump has sent sterling to a 3 year low.
The work and pensions secretary, Iain Duncan Smith, has announced a partial U-turn on the government's controversial bedroom tax, exempting carers and armed forces personnel who live at home.
Understanding women’s oppression as a product of class society is crucial if we are to defeat it, says Judith Orr