Monthly Archives: June 2014

Day of action from trade unions

http://youtu.be/F69PBQ4ZyNw ? Members of other unions are currently voting on proposed strikes, with a day of action planned for 10 July. Unison said local government workers and school support staff – which include all school workers except teachers – had…

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Right-Wing Cliches (#5): Work is the best route out of poverty

Originally posted on Guy Debord's Cat:
How many times have you heard a government minister say “Work is the best route out of poverty”? How would they know? They have never been impoverished nor have they been forced into…

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Nestle to pay Living Wage to all contractors – but does it work?

Originally posted on Mike Sivier's blog:
The occasionally-controversial food giant Nestle has become the first major manufacturer to agree to pay the Living Wage to all of its staff, including all contractors. Apparently it already pays the Living Wage…

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David Cameron cannot allow the chaos at the DWP to continue | Left Foot Forward

Originally posted on kickingthecat:
David Cameron cannot allow the chaos at the DWP to continue | Left Foot Forward

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Cameron congratulates Juncker, covers him in coconut butter and licks him all over

Originally posted on Pride's Purge:
(not satire – it’s David Cameron!) Just days after David Cameron denounced Jean-Claude Juncker’s nomination for the top job in Brussels as a “bad day for Europe”, the UK prime minister has personally called the…

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The minimum income is 2.5 times what people get on benefits – but still they are labelled scroungers

Originally posted on Mike Sivier's blog:
The numbers speak for themselves: Under ‘Adequacy of safety-net benefits’, EVERY SINGLE INCOME GROUP has lost out. While others have suffered a great percentage drop, single working-age people remain the least able to…

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Public spending mitigates inequality – at least, for now

Originally posted on Flip Chart Fairy Tales:
The ONS published a report on the effects of taxes and benefits on household income last week. It showed a recent slight increase in inequality, as measured by the Gini coefficient, though nowhere near…

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Latest privatisation/corruption plan is halted as government reluctantly scraps Land Registry sale

Originally posted on Mike Sivier's blog:
Still in public ownership: According to reports, the sale of the Land Registry has been cancelled. A little-known plan to sell off one of the government’s best-performing and self-financing organisations has been scrapped…

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Devastated families face eviction after Britain’s richest MP buys housing estate and hikes up rent

Originally posted on Benefit tales:
Richard Benyon’s estate has told the social housing tenants in East London there are more rises to come – one resident, Debra Cox, described it as ‘social cleansing’ Devastated families are facing being evicted after…

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Poverty is power for those who create and maintain it.

Originally posted on Social Action 2014:
A letter a day to number 10. No 784. Monday 30 June 2014. Poverty is power for those who create and maintain it. Shares are encouraged and welcomed. If this letter speaks for you and…

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