Frances O'Grady

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The last thing Britain needs is another real wage slump. But rising prices are hammering pay packets.feedback
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May 16 2017
The latest quote from Frances O'Grady is: “Working people are still £20 a week worse off, on average, than they were before the crash. That's why living standards must be a key battleground at this election. All the parties need to explain how they'll create better-paid jobs, especially in the parts of the UK that need them most.”. It comes from the Energy price rises help drive UK inflation up to 2.7% article. You’ll find on this page 19 articles with Frances O'Grady quoted on topics such as Europe, envy and service. Frances O'Grady has been quoted 27 times in 19 articles.
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These clauses are not legally enforceable but they're being used as a scare tactic to stop workers from challenging bad working conditions. The Government urgently needs to reform employment law so that employers who use these appalling clauses are fined.feedback

British people are fed up with the bad behaviour of big business. Workers are getting a raw deal, and our economy is harmed by short-term thinking in the board room. Reform is badly needed, and the government should take up many of the excellent ideas in this report.feedback

Today's figures should set alarm bells ringing. The last thing our economy needs right now is another consumer debt crisis. People raiding their piggy banks and borrowing more than they can afford is what helped drive the last financial crash.feedback

The UK is in the relegation zone when it comes to decently paid maternity leave. Many European countries offer decent support to new mums. But lots of parents here are forced back to work early to pay the bills. My advice to all new mums is to join a union. It is the best way to improve your pay and conditions.feedback

If the government doesn't wake up, we risk sleepwalking into another living standards crisis. We urgently need more investment in skills and infrastructure to build strong foundations for better-paid jobs. And it's time to scrap the pay restrictions hitting hardworking teachers, nurses and other public servants.feedback

Zero-hours contracts allow bosses to treat workers like disposable labour. If you're on a zero-hours contract you have no guarantee of work from one day to another. Put a foot wrong and you can be let go in a heartbeat. Turn down a shift because your kid's sick and you can be left with little or no work.feedback

We are really a nation of mucus troopers, with people more likely to go to work when ill than stay at home when well. Sickness absence rates have fallen steadily over the past decade, and let's not forget that working people put in billions of pounds' worth of unpaid overtime each year.feedback

With prices rising faster, real pay growth is now slowing down. This will be worrying for families whose have still not seen their living standards recover following the financial crisis.feedback

British commuters are forced to shell out far more on rail fares than others in Europe. Many will look with envy at the cheaper, publicly-owned services on the continent.feedback

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