Category Archives: living wage

What can the Labour Party unite around to win in 2020?

Today I spoke at the Young Fabians’ fringe event at the Fabian New Year Conference about what the Labour Party can unite around to win in 2020. You can read my remarks below. 

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Why Britain’s women won’t “calm down”

From November 4th until the end of 2014, women across the country will effectively be working for free. The gender pay gap means that women are paid on average 15% less than their male counterparts; we have to work an extra … Continue reading

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Tackling the challenges faced by working women

Here’s a piece that I wrote for Amplify, the new website for Labour women. Women are being routinely failed in their workplaces. According to the TUC, a woman in work today is earning 15.7% less on average than men. In … Continue reading

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End poverty pay

Today marks the start of National Living Wage Week. As Dave Prentis and David Miliband wrote in the Guardian on Saturday, the living wage is in everyone’s interests, and it was fantastic to hear Ed Miliband yesterday calling for all … Continue reading

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Women deserve better

On Saturday I joined tens of thousands on the streets of London to protest against the Government’s damaging austerity agenda and it was heartening to see so many women, particularly young women, on the march.  In fact, in the last … Continue reading

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A future that works: for young people

Going to the recent TUC Conference in Brighton re-affirmed to me the importance of encouraging young people to attend the TUC march on October 20. Austerity measures are hitting the most vulnerable the hardest and young people and students are … Continue reading

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