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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".

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'.

One in eight workers struggle to afford food, finds TUC survey

Report released before annual congress exposes in-work poverty, with people skimping on food and heating despite having jobs.

Black workers in the UK are STILL paid less than their white counterparts

Findings fly in the face of Theresa May’s pledge to tackle "burning injustice" and build a Britain "that works to everyone".

Nearly two in ten apprentices paid less than the minimum wage

UK Government urged to "name and shame" employers who pay apprentices less than the minimum wage.

Unions warn of a ‘wage crisis’ as real-terms earnings continue to fall

Tories accused of "creating the longest period of falling real-terms pay since the Napoleonic wars".

BAME workers ‘forced into low-paid, insecure work’

Black, Asian and minority ethnic workers are over a third more likely than white workers to be in insecure employment, TUC study shows.

Average household debt set to exceed £15,000 in just five years

Low wage growth and poor investment 'putting the UK economy in the danger zone', warns TUC.

Government must put workers rights ‘at the heart’ of Brexit deal

TUC report warns Britain could be at risk of becoming "a bargain basement economy" if workplace rights aren't protected after Brexit.

UK workers have ‘suffered one of the worst pay squeezes in the world’

TUC analysis found the UK ranks 103 out of 112 countries for real wage growth since the financial crisis.

Insecure employment ‘costing the UK economy billions every year’

Employers using zero-hours contracts and low-paid self-employment to escape paying tax and national insurance, TUC report warns.

Number of workers in insecure jobs soars 27% in only five years

The number of workers trapped in insecure jobs has rocketed by a shocking 660,000 over the past five years, according to study.

Unsecured debt hits record high of nearly £13,000 per household

TUC says weak wage growth and higher inflation could leave even more families struggling with debt.

Emergency workers earning up to £3,300 less than five years ago, research shows

TUC blasts “scrooge-like” public sector pay cap, as research reveals emergency workers annual wages have dropped by up to £3,300.

Employment tribunal fees ‘pricing people out of justice’

The number of employment tribunal cases has fallen by 9,000 a month, since fees of up to £1,200 were introduced.

TUC backs calls for ‘inhuman’ fit for work tests to be scrapped (video)

Motion backs calls for 'fit for work tests' to be scrapped and replaced by a fair and humane process for determining work capability.

Shock 21% rise in zero-hours contracts sparks calls for immediate ban

Unite says UK Government should follow the example set by New Zealand and outlaw zero hours contracts.

1 in 8 ‘too ill to work before they even get to state pension age’

As many as one in eight people are forced to quit work before retirement age due to illness or disability, says TUC.

Stagnant wages trap MILLIONS of households in ‘problem debt’

Shocking research reveals 3.2 million households are in ‘problem debt’, while more than a million are in 'extreme problem debt'.

BAME workers in UK are third more likely to be underemployed – report

TUC says study highlights a waste of black, Asian and minority ethnic talent and urges more effort to tackle discrimination at work.

UK real wages plummet by more than 10% in just eight years

Real-terms wages in the UK fell by more than 10% between 2007 and 2015, the biggest fall among leading OECD countries.




Housing associations rake in record profits while only building 597 homes for social rent

Housing associations appear to be moving away from building social housing in favour of more profitable options.

Disabled man had to sleep rough and ‘sofa surf’ because of council faults

Ombudsman says Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead did not act quickly enough to find him suitable accommodation.

DWP win legal case which could “severely curtail” benefit claimant’s human rights

Win could prevent benefit claimants from using the Human Rights Act when challenging cruel benefits decisions at tribunal.

Welfare debate highlights the very worst of Tory ‘callousness’ towards Britain’s poorest

Tories "have their heads firmly in the sand" over the devastating impact of their welfare policies, says SNP MP.

Child Benefit and Tax Credit payment dates over Easter 2018

Some people could receive their benefits up to four days early this Easter - here's what you need to know.

Man missing part of his skull told he’s ‘not disabled enough’ for disability benefits

"You can literally feel my brain and the edges of my skull where it’s been cut off".