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Nearly 180 employers ‘named and shamed’ for underpaying thousands of low-paid workers

Minimum wage dodgers warned they face fines of up to 200% of wages owed, but critics argue much more could be done.

Fears grow over the protection of worker’s rights after Brexit

TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady meets with opposition leaders at 'Brexit summit'.

Rise in zero-hours jobs for single parents ‘risks causing child poverty’

Growth of unsuitable self-employment blamed for half of single parent homes being poor.

1 in 7 children of public sector workers living in poverty, says TUC

TUC analysis found 550,000 children with a parent working in the public sector will be living in poverty by the end of the current financial year.

Government urged to ban the scourge of zero-hours contracts

TUC says insecure work allows employers to treat some workers like "second class citizens", many of whom struggle to "budget for their weekly shop".

UK sick pay is found to breach international legal obligations

Statutory sick pay and employment support allowance is “manifestly inadequate”, says European committee of social rights.

UK jobs boom is petering out, claims employers’ survey

Manpower poll shows hiring staff is flatlining in London and depicts firms as the least confident for five years about taking on new workers.

Tories unveil plan to get more disabled people into work

Measures include widening ‘fit note’ certification, reforming statutory sick pay, and large-scale employment research pilots.

Minimum wage ‘downgrade’ to cost low-paid over £500 a year

'National Living Wage' expected to fall short of the £9.10 an hour by 2021, promised by George Osborne.

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Hammond urged to give public sector workers a ‘generous’ pay rise

Public sector workers have been battered by pay austerity since 2010, says Unite.

Hammond’s ‘no unemployed’ gaffe fuels belief that Tories don’t care

The chancellor’s untimely slip carried echoes of Lamont’s remark that people out of work was a price worth paying.

Scotland plans to become the UK’s first ‘living wage nation’

The Scottish Government has outlined plans to increase the number of workers earning the "real living wage".

Disabled people worry about telling employers of their condition

UK charity’s survey finds almost half of disabled people have worried about making employers aware of their disability.

Majority would support a ban on unpaid internships, survey shows

Commission warns unpaid internships and work experience are damaging to social mobility.

New report proves Jeremy Corbyn was right to warn of an ‘epidemic of low pay’

Only 1 in 6 low-paid workers have been able to permanently 'escape' low pay in the last decade, research shows.

SNP call for worker’s rights to be redefined to protect people in insecure jobs

Party says worker's rights should be 'front and centre' of political debate due to the 'rapidly changing world of work'

75% of disabled jobseekers say condition hampers their job-hunt

Survey also shows that more than half of disabled jobseekers 'face barriers' when applying for jobs.

Employers still discriminate against disabled people – it has to stop

Survey reveals disabled people apply for 60% more jobs than non-disabled people in their job search.

UK businesses ‘addicted’ to zero-hours contracts, says Unite

Figures from the Office for National Statistics show there were 1.4 million workers on zero-hours contracts in May 2017.

UK workers £300 worse off thanks to rising inflation and stagnant wages

Real-terms wages for workers in both the private and public sector have fallen by around £300 over the last twelve months, research shows.

Jeremy Corbyn condemns ‘epidemic of low pay’ in speech to TUC Congress

Labour leader told delegates that an 'epidemic of low pay' is 'leaving workers and their families locked in poverty'.




Tory welfare cuts ‘£3bn deeper than expected’

New figures reveal the freeze on working age benefits will erode household incomes much more deeply than originally forecast.

Corbyn urged to win votes by pledging £10bn more on care for disabled elderly

Fabian Society research identifies shortfall in funding for 1.2 million older people.

Terminally ill to be given priority over benefit underpayments, says McVey

Work and Pensions Secretary vowed to prioritise "any individuals whom we know from our systems to be terminally ill".

Austerity will have cast an extra 1.5m children into poverty by 2021

Lone-parents, disabled children and ethnic minorities will be among worst-hit, says EHRC.

Childcare voucher changes delayed after Commons debate

Government agrees to keep system open for six more months after pressure from Labour.

Reverse universal credit cuts, Iain Duncan Smith tells chancellor

Thinktank says 340,000 people could be taken out of poverty if Philip Hammond takes action.