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Scrap the poverty premium


As we leave Labour’s 2018 annual conference the determination to be ready for a general election whenever it comes is strong. The message is clear... Read More
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End austerity call


The government today (August 21) announced its biggest budget surplus in nearly two decades – a development Unite says is proof that needless austerity must... Read More
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‘Cut to the bone’


A “double whammy” of cuts and rising demand are pushing legal aid and advice workers to the brink and threatening the integrity of the justice... Read More
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‘Complete shambles’


The Tories botched roll out of a new benefit system will continue the government has said, despite cross-party warnings that it is leaving people without... Read More
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‘Pushed into debt’


Nearly a fifth people struggling with debts have had their credit card limit automatically increased, a figure higher than for regular cardholders, new research shows.... Read More
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Pushed out for being pregnant


Two years ago at Sports Direct’s infamous warehouse in Derbyshire, where working conditions have been described as ‘Victorian’ a woman gave birth in a toilet at... Read More
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Justice for all


Unite delegate Niamh O’Brady on Wednesday (September 30) spoke on justice at Labour Party conference.     Unite represents members who work across the whole... Read More
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Feeding the meter


More than half a million people struggling with debt have forcibly had prepay gas and electricity meters installed by their energy suppliers, a BBC investigation... Read More
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Food bank Britain


When the figures showing the staggering rise in food bank use in the past year were first published, the Tories’ excuses were endless.   Work... Read More
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Out of reach


In a country of more than 60m people, women slightly outnumber men by a little over one million. While women are almost equally represented in... Read More
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Not here to judge


Problem debt is costing the British economy £8bn a year says a new report from the charity StepChange. The biggest costs are in job losses,... Read More
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