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Sunak gives bosses another bailout while workers still face job and pay cuts

Sunak gives bosses another bailout while workers still face job and pay cuts Tory chancellor Rishi Sunak announced another bailout package for bosses on Thursday as the coronavirus crisis deepens.

Stop the jobs massacre when furlough ends

Stop the jobs massacre when furlough ends People are being thrown out of work at the sharpest rate since the recession in 2009

Misery for workers as hundreds of thousands to lose jobs 

Misery for workers as hundreds of thousands to lose jobs  Unemployment will be the worst “in at least a generation” by the autumn as Tories and bosses try to make workers pay for the coronavirus crisis. 

Letters - Debenhams workers show fighting back is possible

Letters - Debenhams workers show fighting back is possible On 11 August, I along with thousands of other workers at Debenhams, was made redundant. The primary emotion that all of us are feeling is shock, but we are also angry. 

Poorer families abandoned during pandemic

Poorer families abandoned during pandemic 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.

Bosses axe thousands more jobs

Bosses axe thousands more jobs The jobs massacre continues across Britain, as does an almost total lack of response from union leaders.

University workers rally and protest against mass job cuts

18 August 2020
UCU union members held protests and an online rally on Thursday of last week over job cuts.

Workers face a jobs massacre - and the worst is still ahead

18 August 2020
Britain is heading for unemployment levels “not seen since the Great Depression of the 1930s”, a think tank has warned. It comes after the economy officially entered a recession.

Is it inevitable there will be a rise in unemployment?

16 August 2020
Job losses aren’t just about coronavirus. Sarah Bates says we need to fight for jobs and against a system that destroys them

‘We’ve been thrown on the scrap heap by the Tories’

25 July 2020
Workers facing poverty, unemployment and insecurity told Sadie Robinson why they feel they have been completely abandoned by their bosses and the government

Tories didn’t prepare for a pandemic and then made up policy ‘on the hoof’

23 July 2020
The government showed an “astonishing” failure to plan for the economic fallout from a pandemic, according to a group of MPs.

Action call in hospitality + Jamie’s pukka payout + New moves on pensions

21 July 2020
Hospitality workers in the Unite union held a socially-distanced “Save our Jobs” protest on Tuesday of this week.

Reject Centrica blackmail on jobs and pay cuts

21 July 2020
Centrica, The owner of British Gas, will tell thousands of workers to accept new conditions, including no extra overtime pay, or risk losing their jobs.

Soaring numbers are out of work - we need resistance to the jobs slaughter

16 July 2020
The number of people out of work in Britain has soared by nearly 650,000, according to new figures. The figure does not include the estimated 9.4 million jobs that have been furloughed on the government’s “job retention” scheme.

Savage jobs massacre as bosses grab Tory bailouts

14 July 2020
More than 60,000 ­workers were sacked or put at risk of redundancy last week. Some industry experts predict that as many as 250,000 people could be made redundant.

Out of work and out of money - how lives are being torn apart by profit system

22 June 2020
Workers are being pushed to make big sacrifices during the lockdown—but things could get much worse as unemployment bites. Tomáš Tengely-Evans spoke to some of those affected, and argues that the crisis shows why we need a different system

Workers say Rishi Sunak’s furlough scheme changes leave them poor and at risk

13 May 2020
Workers fear they will be made to pay the price after Tory chancellor Rishi Sunak announced changes to the job retention scheme on Tuesday.

Tories plan to use the whip of hardship to force people back to work

09 May 2020
Workers fear unemployment and poverty if the Tories slash the Job Retention Scheme

Push for a nationwide strike at the DWP to stop job losses and jobcentre closures

22 August 2017
More than 800 public sector workers are to be made redundant in the next six months, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) announced last week.

Anger over jobcentre cuts

11 July 2017
Benefits campaigners and trade unionists are demanding action to stop the closure of nearly one in ten jobcentres.

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