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Issue No. 2423

A lost decade of low wages

Wages could continue to fall in real terms for years to come, according to a new report.

The EY Item Club report used government data. Its spokesperson Martin Beck said, “More people are in work, but do not have extra money in their pockets”.


No bed for disabled girl

A disabled child aged ten in Edinburgh had to sleep in a dog cage because the council wouldn’t pay for an adapted bed, her parents say.

Sadie Fenton Hunt has a rare form of epilepsy that puts her at risk of hurting herself in the night.


Strikers flush with success

Construction workers won improved toilet facilities after an unofficial strike at Ferrybridge, West Yorkshire.

There were eight toilets for 650 workers. Workers say they were dirty and blocked.

Bosses have agreed to provide more toilets and a cleaner. Wages will not be docked for the strike.


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Tue 30 Sep 2014, 16:48 BST
Issue No. 2423
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