Work & Wages

Here are the six most recent articles that have appeared in our newsletter.  Please click on the heading to read the article in full.

Decent Work and The Real Living Wage Post Covid

By John Hacking Greater Manchester (GM) went into the Covid-19 crisis as one of the fastest growing economies in the UK and will most likely come out of it in recession. What does this mean for the campaign for decent work for all workers in GM in general, and the campaign for a Real Living

FI Report on GM Living Wage week 2019 for GM Poverty Action

Report on GM Living Wage week November 11th – 17th 2019

This year’s Living Wage Week was a busy one for the GM Living Wage Campaign as we were involved in activities and events across Greater Manchester with partners and supporters. On Wednesday November 13th we ran a joint briefing event with The Good Employment Charter Implementation Unit at Salford Museum. The event was attended by

FI Stop the Traffik article for GM Poverty Action

Poverty, Destitution and Exploitation

Understanding the vulnerabilities of people homeless and rough sleeping to modern slavery by Tom Madden, STOP THE TRAFFIK Exploitation is an under-reported but inextricable aspect of poverty. Traffickers are professionals at turning vulnerable peoples’ desires for a better life into profit through the most vicious kinds of exploitation. While other elements of extreme poverty have

FI UC and in work conditionality katy Jones for GM Poverty Action

UC & in-work conditionality

Universal Credit and In-Work Conditionality – the employers view by Katy Jones, Centre for Decent Work and Productivity, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School Universal Credit – the new working age benefit for people who are unemployed or on a low income – potentially involves the introduction of “in-work conditionality” (IWC), placing responsibilities on individual claimants

FI GMLWC Living Wage Week 2019 for GM Poverty Action

Living Wage Week 2019

Living Wage Week Monday November 11th – Sunday November 17th, 2019 By John Hacking, Greater Manchester Living Wage Campaign Co-ordinator Living Wage Week is almost upon us and the Greater Manchester Living Wage Campaign will be busy delivering, supporting and promoting a range of events and activities about the benefits and importance of paying the

FI Homeworkers worldwide article Lucy Brill for GM Poverty Action

Working conditions in Manchester’s textile manufacturing sector

by Lucy Brill In 2017, the international women workers’ organisation, Homeworkers’ Worldwide (HWW), more used to mapping the garment industry in countries as far away as India, Chile and China, completed a scoping study on working conditions within the textile and garment manufacturing sector within Greater Manchester (GM). Our report is available on the Homeworkers

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