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Please find below details regarding the TUC LGBT+ Conference which will be a virtual, online event this year, with no delegate system, and is open to LGBT+ trade unionists and allies.
Commenting on today’s (Monday) Living Wage Foundation figures which show that there are 423,000 workers in the East Midlands earning under the real Living Wage.
TUC Midlands Regional Secretary Lee Barron said:
“People who work for a living ought to earn a decent living. It’s not right that so many people here in the East Midlands don’t earn enough to cover basic living costs like food for their families or money for rent and bills.
“And many of those struggling to get by will be the key workers getting us through this crisis – such as carers, supermarket staff and delivery drivers.
“The prime minister promised to ‘level up’ Britain. Ministers must start by working with unions to ‘level up’ pay and conditions across the country, including here in the East Midlands.”
Nationally, the Foundation revealed that there are over 5.5 million workers living below the real Living Wage.
Free online TUC Employment Rights guide - ‘Working in the UK - a guide to your rights’ – New languages available
The TUC’s ‘Working in the UK - a guide to your rights’ is now available in four additional languages, Arabic, Hindi, Mandarin and Tagalog. This online resource is available in 21 languages altogether and contains information on subjects such as minimum wages, health and safety and how to join a union.
This resource is available to view for free and guides in a selection of the languages are available in PDF downloadable form at www.tuc.org.uk/workingintheuk
GMB Northants marked Workers Memorial Day (WMD) 2016 with an event by the Steelworker Statue outside The Cube in Corby on the 30th April 2016. Here are some photos of the event which included speaches from Tom Beattie -Leader of Corby Borough Council, Lee Barron - Secretary Midlands TUC, Bianca Todd - Ron Todd Foundation and Gordon Glassford - GMB Northants Branch Secretary
Today, 18th April 2016, in the Houses of Parliament the energy giant E.ON will be the first UK company to sign up to the TUC’s Dying to Work Charter committing them, as an employer, to supporting workers diagnosed with terminal illness. The Charter will be signed by the E.ON HR Director Dave Newborough, along with Paul Nowak the Deputy General Secretary of the TUC and MPs Pauline Latham and Jon Ashworth.
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