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UK living wage rises above inflation rate for 180,000 workers

UK living wage rises above inflation rate for 180,000 workers

Voluntary earnings rate to increase to £9 across country and £10.55 in LondonMore than 180,000 workers are set for an inflation-beating pay rise, as the UK living wage rises against a backdrop of
One-third of UK workers got pay rise of 1% or less last year

One-third of UK workers got pay rise of 1% or less last year

ONS figures show wages were roughly same as in previous years despite rising inflationMore than 10 million workers received a pay rise of 1% or less last year, according to official figures that

Anaheim's living wage ballot measure pits big corporate donors against union money

Disney is Anaheim's largest employer and the city is something of a company town, with Disney exerting massive influence on the city government and engaging in strong-arm tactics to suppress media
Even Amazon must heed the basic laws of politics and economics | Larry Elliott

Even Amazon must heed the basic laws of politics and economics | Larry Elliott

Giant’s minimum wage rise is down to a looming labour shortage and more stick from politicians, from Trump and Sanders to CorbynAmazon is a trillion-dollar company run by the world’s richest man. It
Even Amazon must heed the basic laws of politics and economics | Larry Elliott

Even Amazon must heed the basic laws of politics and economics | Larry Elliott

Tech giant’s minimum wage hike has more to do with looming labour shortages than any philanthropy from Jeff BezosAmazon is a trillion-dollar company run by the world’s richest man. It has come from
Ministers urged to get tough on minimum wage offenders

Ministers urged to get tough on minimum wage offenders

Companies were fined only £14m in year when staff were underpaid by £15.6mMinisters have been urged to impose tougher penalties on companies that pay their staff below the minimum wage after it
The Fight for $15 Took a Trip to Disneyland. It Won—and Now Wants $18

The Fight for $15 Took a Trip to Disneyland. It Won—and Now Wants $18

Workers gathered enough signatures for a referendum in Anaheim, Calif., that would push starting pay to $18 an hour by 2022.

I Work at the Happiest Place on Earth. Why Can’t I Pay My Rent?

These Disneyland employees are fighting to pass a living-wage ballot measure in Anaheim, Calif.
Walt Disney World strikes deal with union to start paying employees a living wage in 2021

Walt Disney World strikes deal with union to start paying employees a living wage in 2021

Walt Disney World might now be a place where the workers' dreams really do come true. After months of negotiations, the theme park and resort struck a deal with six unions to start paying employees
Where’s the justice for MoJ cleaners? | Letters

Where’s the justice for MoJ cleaners? | Letters

Too many government departments still think it’s acceptable for their outsourced cleaning staff to struggle on poverty pay, says Labour MP Catherine West Everybody deserves a fair wage for a day’s
The cleaners who won fair wages and a way to belong | Aditya Chakrabortty

The cleaners who won fair wages and a way to belong | Aditya Chakrabortty

The latest in our new economics series looks at how one university’s decision to bring cleaning staff in-house changed working lives and transformed a community for the betterA queue was already
The cleaners who won fair wages and a way to belong | Aditya Chakrabortty

The cleaners who won fair wages and a way to belong | Aditya Chakrabortty

The latest in our new economics series looks at how one university’s decision to bring cleaning staff in-house changed working lives and transformed a community for the betterA queue was already
Wimbledon catering workers paid day rate for night shifts

Wimbledon catering workers paid day rate for night shifts

Some night workers at tennis tournament earn £8 an hour, far below London living wageCasual workers in the Wimbledon catering operation are being paid the same hourly rate for night shifts as day ones
One Chick-fil-A Wants to Break the Cycle of Short-Term Jobs. So It’s Paying Employees $18 an Hour

One Chick-fil-A Wants to Break the Cycle of Short-Term Jobs. So It’s Paying Employees $18 an Hour

The owner says he wants to attract long-term employees who are raising families.
Number of low-paid UK workers falls to lowest level in decades

Number of low-paid UK workers falls to lowest level in decades

Thinktank reveals that share of employees classed as low paid has fallen to 18%, the lowest since 1982A smaller proportion of UK workers are low paid than at any time since the early 1980s, due to
Hermes 'trained managers to mislead tax inspectors'

Hermes 'trained managers to mislead tax inspectors'

HMRC is considering the claims made by a whistleblower to Frank Field MPHM Revenue and Customs is considering allegations the parcel delivery company Hermes “coerced” managers into misleading an
Government too slow to protect low-paid workers, say MPs

Government too slow to protect low-paid workers, say MPs

Select committees want new laws brought forward to tackle irresponsible employersThe government is under fire from MPs for being too slow to act to protect low-paid workers from exploitation.The
Delving deeper into the gender pay gap | Letters

Delving deeper into the gender pay gap | Letters

Naomi Wayne says lessons can be learned from 1970s activism. Dr Stephen Vallely says all NHS consultants, whether male or female, are paid on exactly the same salary scale. Danny Dorling takes issue
Government's Easter pay rise is not all it's cracked up to be | Richard Partington

Government's Easter pay rise is not all it's cracked up to be | Richard Partington

The Tories finally deliver on Osborne’s living wage promise, but this is a masterclass in political deceit When George Osborne promised Britain a pay rise in the summer of 2015, fresh from electoral
Why I’m suing over my dream internship

Why I’m suing over my dream internship

It’s time to end a system that excludes the less privileged from the arts, media and politics. By Amalia IllgnerThe first time I encountered a digital toilet seat was at the central London