Black workers with A-levels earn 10% less than white counterparts, finds TUC

Black workers with A-levels earn £1.20 an hour less than whites Black pay gap widest for those with degrees (14%) and higher education certs and diplomas (20%) Black workers whose highest qualifications are A-levels earn 10% less than their white peers – missing out on an average £1.20 per hour. The new analysis was published … Read more

Young British workers required to save 18% of their annual earnings to enjoy an adequate retirement income says Think Tank

A new international report, produced by the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK), has deemed the UK pension system sustainable but inadequate, with young people today facing a monumental savings challenge to ensure a decent retirement income “The Global Savings Gap” argues that the UK pension system is “middle ranking on adequacy and intergenerational fairness” … Read more

PM must prove Britain’s influence at G20 by winning agreements to improve workers’ lives, says TUC

The TUC is joining with trade unions from across the G20 today (Friday) to call for leaders at the G20 summit in Hamburg to agree action to create good quality jobs and increase wages. The Labour 20 (L20) Statement, from workers and trade unions in G20 nations, sets out policies to make the global economy … Read more

Brexit vote anniversary arrives with no proper plan to make it a success for working people, says TUC

The TUC is warning today (Friday) that, one year on from the referendum on UK membership of the EU, the government’s plans are still not good enough to make Brexit a success for working people. TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Trade unions accepted the referendum result. We have spent the last year fighting for the best … Read more

10 things employers say to mislead workers about their rights

Asking people to go self-employed to keep their jobs, telling agency staff they don’t get sick pay and suggesting pregnant staff cut their hours are among the things some employers say to try and find ways around workers’ rights, Citizens Advice can reveal. The charity has identified 10 common things that some employers say to … Read more

UK workers to face biggest wage fall of any advanced economy in 2018, finds OECD

UK workers will face the biggest real wage fall of any advanced economy in 2018, according to OECD figures released today (Wednesday). The figures show that UK real wages will fall by 1.1% in 2018 – putting the UK and Finland at joint-bottom of the league for wage growth among OECD countries. All other OECD … Read more