By Jeremy Dewar Workers in Britain are being hit by a triple whammy this month: inflation heading towards 5%; a £20 cut to Universal Credit, hitting the unemployed and worst paid workers; and the ending of furlough for 1 million workers, throwing hundreds of thousands out the door. These are not ‘temporary blips’ that will […]
Government plans to revoke the £20 per week uplift.
Passed by Lambeth Unison
Every person should be entitled to a living wage
As unemployment rockets, union rank & file and unemployed must launch fightback.
In the last two weeks of March, 950,000 people successfully applied for the income support part of Universal Credit. The DWP has moved 10,000 backroom staff onto the frontline to cope with the 10-fold surge in demand
ON 18 OCTOBER, Labour unanimously won a symbolic opposition day vote calling for a pause in the introduction of Universal Credit. The motion was non-binding but the result is a fresh sign of the government’s vulnerability, with Tory mps ordered to abstain from the vote. Earlier that day, facing growing disquiet from her own backbenchers, […]
Labour should follow up this victory by committing to reverse all welfare cuts and freezes