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Britain lavishes benefits on plenty of rich pensioners. Let’s means test them now | Polly Toynbee
Bumping the state pension age up to 68 will do little to help those who are so poor, they won’t even reach that age, says Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee

26, Jan, 2023 @2:16 PM

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This attempt to cut the pay of public servants offends a basic British sense of fairness | Will Hutton
The revered philosopher John Rawls had it right: most citizens believe that the government has an obligation to create a just society

Will Hutton

22, Jan, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Parents urged to help teachers win battle over pay and jobs
As schools struggle to find staff for key roles, heads tell families to demand action from their MPs and to back strikers

Anna Fazackerley

22, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Pay gap figures will add to nurses’ and teachers’ determination to strike
Recruitment will get harder and it will be a very tough spring if UK ministers persist in facing down the unions

Phillip Inman

17, Jan, 2023 @12:19 PM

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Real-terms UK pay fell at fastest rates for 20 years at end of 2022
Inflation-adjusted figures also show growth in the public sector significantly trailing private sector

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

17, Jan, 2023 @9:34 AM

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High inflation is to blame for these strikes, not trade unions | Torsten Bell
Workers suffering from a surge in the cost of living understandably feel in need of a pay rise

Torsten Bell

15, Jan, 2023 @9:00 AM

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If Rishi Sunak doesn’t drop the macho act, we’re in for a spring of continuing misery | Andrew Rawnsley
The wave of public sector strikes will only get worse until the government realises that compromise is not a dirty word

Andrew Rawnsley

15, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Business is doing nicely, thank you, while workers get steadily poorer
With prices soaring but wage rises still well below inflation, employees in the UK are getting the rawest deal in Europe

Phillip Inman

14, Jan, 2023 @5:00 PM

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Half of NHS trusts providing or planning food banks for staff
Soaring cost of living forces nurses and health workers to seek help from charities through free meals and voucher schemes

Miranda Bryant

08, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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No Christmas bonus for Tesco staff – but some get box of Quality Street
Workers say they missed out on cash or vouchers again, though supermarket says staff got doubled discount on certain days

Sarah Butler

06, Jan, 2023 @4:11 PM

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FTSE 100 bosses paid more in three days than average UK worker for whole year
CEOs pass milestone nine hours earlier than last year, with pay up 39% on January 2022

Rupert Neate Wealth correspondent

05, Jan, 2023 @6:01 AM

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Sainsbury’s to pay at least £11 an hour for 127,000 lowest-paid workers
Third pay increase in year gives staff 7.3% rise amid fierce competition to retain and recruit employees

Sarah Butler

04, Jan, 2023 @12:34 PM

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