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MPs and the Royal Family: apparently the only public sector workers who deserve a pay rise

Just a few weeks after chancellor George Osborne announced £11.5 billion pounds worth of spending cuts, the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) has recommended that MPs receive an inflation-busting pay increase to £74,000 – up from the current level of £65,738.

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Taking apart the flimsy case for private prisons

The right-wing Think Tank Reform published a report yesterday claiming that private firms are better at running prisons. There are fundamental problems with Reform’s analysis, however.

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Chart: Employment may be up, but police, NHS and education jobs are being slashed

This morning’s headline stats are encouraging, with employment up and unemployment down; however, the disappearance of key public sector workers continues…

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The coalition MPs in the public sector regional pay danger zone

A number of MPs will be at risk of alienating their constituents working in the public sector unless they speak out against regional pay.

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Poll: Voters caution against risky regional pay

There is widespread concern about the impact of regional pay on services across the political spectrum, a new TUC/Survation poll reveals.

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Jones: Cleggeron coalition “demonising” public sector workers

Welsh first minister Carwyn Jones has warned public sector workers across Wales to expect challenging times ahead from the savage attacks from the UK coalition.

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Government gold-plates private pensions while cutting public ones

Cormac Hollingsworth reveals the government’s two-faced attitude to pensions; gold-plate the private sector ones, while cutting those of the public sector.

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Thames Water gets nationalised (by the Chinese)

Alex Hern asks why the public sector is fine for this government – so long as it’s the Chinese public sector

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When the private sector collapses for a second time

Cormac Hollingsworth looks at what happens when the private sector collapses for a second time. It begins with D and ends with ouble dip recession.

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The coalition continues its ‘women problem’ by taking away our pensions

Liz Snape explains why women are feeling the pinch from government’s attempts to steal away their pensions

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