Adapt to survive

John Hannett  |  11 September 2017

Trade union decline is not inevitable, argues Usdaw general secretary John Hannett The latest figures on trade union membership in the United Kingdom showed that it fell to 6.2 million, down 4.6 per cent on last year. Times are certainly tough for unions. We are operating in a fragmented labour market, with growing levels of insecure work, …

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Is there a bright union future?

Sue Ferns  |  11 September 2017

The Taylor review is a start but not the blueprint many had hoped for, writes Sue Ferns Ten years on from the financial crash there is no doubt that British workers are still feeling the heat. While we might not have experienced mass unemployment as in previous recessions, a decade of austerity, falling wages and rising …

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Lift the cap

Anna Lynch and Danielle Tiplady  |  4 September 2017

One per cent pay restraint is harming nurses, their families and the whole NHS, write Anna Lynch and Danielle Tiplady One of us trained to be a nurse under a Labour government and, as a student nurse, the pay cap for nurses was not just scrapped by Labour, it was blown out of the water with a …

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