Public sector pay

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The stench coming from this government? It’s the corrupt mixture of private wealth and public squalor | Jonathan Freedland
Johnson, Sunak, Sharp and Zahawi operate in a gilded realm, while the services that keep Britain running are hobbled and broken, says the Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland

Jonathan Freedland

27, Jan, 2023 @5:29 PM

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Britain, here’s a plan: stop applying old fixes to new problems. And stop obsessing about growth | David Edgerton
Crises in productivity and wealth inequality won’t be solved with ideas from the 80s, says the author and historian David Edgerton

David Edgerton

26, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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UK strike calendar – service stoppages planned for January, February and March
All the dates for strikes and stoppages across health, transport and education networks

Joe Middleton, Mabel Banfield-Nwachi , Anna Leach, Garry Blight and Casper Hughes

25, Jan, 2023 @2:24 PM

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Don’t keep calm and carry on: how Britain got a furious new attitude
For 13 years, the country has lived with the pain and deprivation of Tory cuts. But now everyone is getting organised, going on strike and saying: no more

Zoe Williams

24, Jan, 2023 @10:00 AM

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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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Sunak risks public ‘uproar’ with tax cuts before election, TUC leader warns
Paul Nowak says prime minister faces general condemnation if he does not prioritise resolving public sector disputes

Michael Savage Policy Editor

22, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Rail and ambulance strikes: when is industrial action planned?
Unions representing staff in NHS, transport and beyond warn of disputes escalating unless ministers give ground on pay

Joe Middleton, Anna Leach and Garry Blight

13, Jan, 2023 @3:54 PM

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The Tories’ anti-strike bill will only lead to even greater industrial upheaval | Martin Kettle
This proposed legislation will do nothing to end the current disputes. Instead, its vagueness will give ministers dangerous new powers, says Guardian columnist Martin Kettle

Martin Kettle

12, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Stress, poor pay, no trust. Who’d be a teacher now? | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to analysis that showed a third of teachers who qualified in the last decade have left the profession

11, Jan, 2023 @6:02 PM

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Fewer people call for ambulances on service’s biggest strike so far
Safety not thought to be affected despite up to 25,000 workers joining picket lines across England and Wales

Rachel Hall

11, Jan, 2023 @5:53 PM

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Scotland’s teacher strikes begin after last-ditch talks fail
Primary schools close on Tuesday with secondary schools to shut on Wednesday after government and unions fail to reach deal

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

10, Jan, 2023 @11:33 AM

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Rishi Sunak may consider one-off payment to end nurses’ strikes
PM for first time signals willingness to help with cost of living as ministers prepare for talks with health unions

Pippa Crerar Political editor

08, Jan, 2023 @7:28 PM

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