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Workers to pay for pandemic

Workers to pay for pandemic Low paid workers face a jobs “rollercoaster” after the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report by the Resolution Foundation.

G7 deal will not make big businesses pay their tax

G7 deal will not make big businesses pay their tax Finance ministers from G7 countries gathered in London on Saturday to declare victory over corporate tax avoidance.

One in six working households below poverty line, says new report

One in six working households below poverty line, says new report Poverty is accelerating and workers are increasingly hit as well as people on benefits.

Report finds links between class and Covid exposure

Report finds links between class and Covid exposure A new Office for National Statistics report this week underlined how class has largely determined how much you were exposed to Covid-19.

Rulers failed to prepare for ‘preventable’ Covid-19

Rulers failed to prepare for ‘preventable’ Covid-19 Sadie Robinson examines a new report exposing how world leaders’ response to coronavirus warnings led to the current crisis

Mental health made worse in pandemic by class and poverty

Mental health made worse in pandemic by class and poverty Depression and poor mental health have been exacerbated by the pandemic. Sadie Robinson explores a new report that shows how class affects people’s health and lives

Dpac action + Clyde strikes + Local government pay

01 March 2021
Workers are set to strike at the Coulport and Faslane naval bases on the Clyde from 12 March.

Sunak’s budget will bring cuts, poverty and unemployment

28 February 2021
The Tories are preparing to plunge many more working class people into poverty and despair. Chancellor Rishi Sunak is under pressure to keep measures that support ordinary people in this week’s budget.

The Troublemaker—Cop tasers ill man nine times

08 February 2021
A Met police officer has been given a final warning after tasering a man with mental distress nine times.

Covid-19 vaccine—who will be to blame if the poor are again left to die?

23 January 2021
The rollout of Covid-19 vaccination programmes helps governments claim they are in control of the coronavirus pandemic. But the vaccine isn’t for everyone—the poorest are being left behind. And ultimately the scheming of powerful states and pharmaceutical firms put everyone at risk

Turn rage against the Tories into action

19 January 2021
It’s not a new phenomenon that the Tories are lurching from crisis to crisis. But the government’s latest debacles over key elements of their coronavirus strategy has left them weak.

Poor plunged further into poverty in pandemic, report finds

13 January 2021
People who were poor before the pandemic have been pushed further into poverty because of the way the government has handled the virus. 

Nursery workers are ‘incensed’ by Tory plans

12 January 2021
Early years workers are ­resisting Tory plans to force them into unsafe workplaces.

Christmas shoppers blamed for following the new rules

07 December 2020
The attempt to blame ordinary people for the spread of coronavirus shows no sign of slowing down.

Handling of virus will mean millions more in poverty

30 November 2020
The economic crisis, exacerbated by the Tories’ mishandling of the pandemic, has plunged people into poverty.

The Tories backtrack after school meals theft

09 November 2020
After weeks of insisting that the meals would only be provided in term time, the government has said it will provide them during holidays too.

Parents slam Tories over free school meals - ‘They don’t care about our kids’

26 October 2020
Fury is growing over the Tories’ refusal to extend free school meals (FSM) in England during the holidays.

Child poverty soars across Britain under the Tories

14 October 2020
Anna Feuchtwang from End Child Poverty said Boris Johnson should stop “resorting to his own inaccurate statistics” and admit the true scale of child poverty

Millions starve across the world during pandemic

02 September 2020
Almost unnoticed among other aspects of the coronavirus crisis, hundreds of millions of people across the world face hunger, malnutrition and—for some—starvation.

Poorer families abandoned during pandemic

26 August 2020
Poorer families have been abandoned by the government to deep hardship during the coronavirus crisis. A new report underlines just how tough it has been for people on benefits and low pay.

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