• Hospitality - all staff should be paid national living wage.
    Most staff in the hospitality sector work long exhausting hours for minimum wage with no tips or little tips. Christmas and summer periods are long and You tend to miss out on celebrating the holidays and New year due to working. Chefs/ kitchen porters are working between 45-65 hours a week. Bartenders/ Barbacks are working between 45-65 hours. Servers /food runners working 10-12 hour shifts 5 days in a row and expected to function on 5-7 hours sleep. Hotel staff working endlessly to turn over beds and rooms to make sure they are ready in time. Make sure big corporate parties are perfect and making sure all the mess and stress is unseen and behind closed doors. This does not include everyone in the industry but most people work a lot of hours for little pay and expected to be away from family and friends when it’s the holidays. Mental Health is a big thing in the industry and money is a problem. The less money you have the more you have to work with less sleep. Which means you drain yourself mentally and physically. Last year over 20 hospitality staff members in Manchester / greater Manchester took their lives because their mental health wasn’t in check and wasn’t their workplace highest priority. It was making staff work and making sure they were making money. Not all companies do this and most look after their staff but when it comes down to it most of us are on 0 hour contracts and minimum wage.
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  • Our Call For The London Living Wage For All Barnet Group Employees
    Since ex-Fremantle care workers transferred into the Barnet Group this year, The Barnet Group now has a large number of employees paid below the London Living Wage (£10.55/ hour). This means that the skilled caring work done by staff is paid at rates lower than those paid to cleaners working in the Council buildings. It is absolutely right that cleaners are paid the London Living Wage but care workers are no less deserving. The London Living Wage is identified as the hourly rate of pay needed to more realistically cover the real cost of living. For more information see here: https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/issues/work/london-living-wage/
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  • Pay GP Receptionists £12 per hour!
    Being a GP receptionist myself for 2 years I understand that the care for a patient starts with the initial contact with a Receptionist at any GP. However receptionists in healthcare are so underpaid that they can barely make ends meet even working full time! These people are helping save lives and after tax they are paid ~£8 per hour. A slight increase in pay would reduce staff turnover rate and make the patients much happier to be greeted with well paid, happy and helpful receptionists rather than stressed out and financially burned out ones! Also, it might even end up saving your own life!
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  • Pay apprentices at least the national minimum pay for their age range
    This is important because apprentices are being used as normal employees and worked just as hard but don't recieve the same benefits as a normal employee. We wouldn't expect someone who is changing their career to be paid £3.70 an hour so why is it acceptable to pay an apprentice this. You hire an apprentice in hopes of taking them on at the end so you must have the financial resource ready for them after anyway. It is discriminating against people in low income households because receiving less than minimum wage means they don't have enough money to live on and if they don't have the money to fall back on from parents/gardians people won't do an apprenticeship and therefor won't be trained up in the job they want to do. While someone is doing an apprenticeship they should also be learning about what it is like in the working world and preparing for their future careers but paying them so little doesn't give them the resources and incentive to do this. Increasing the apprenticeship pay to minimum wage will encourage young people to get trained in skills and will add more skilled workers to our workforce
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  • Ban Zero Hour contracts
    We need a minimum hours contract in order to succeed. and pay our rent and bills.
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  • Pay increase
    Working in the security industry for an hourly rate £8.25 shocking for what we have to deal with when we are front line people
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  • Make flexible working work for us
    Employers up and down the country are abusing current flexible working arrangements to make life impossible for hard-working people. Over 1.7 million people across the country are very anxious about their hours changing unexpectedly and without enough warning. Shifts are often cancelled at the last-minute leaving families short of cash for things like food or bills. And with hours changing week to week it can be impossible to budget and plan ahead. Right now flexibly working just isn't working. It's time the government stepped up and helped protect workers by ensuring flexible working practices work for workers, not just employers.
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  • References before interview
    This is important as no position has been offered and it is time consuming for both candidate and referees. It can also stop you from being able to secure work if you are in future given a job offer after an interview and your references have to be contacted again. They may put it to the side as you no longer work for them and it is not of priority to complete it. Contacting current employers before an interview can cause tension at your current job with your employer as they are now aware you are planning to leave them but the reality is that you may not even secure an interview because of timing of references getting back and the position can be offered to other candidates whose references were quicker and allowed them to secure an interview and get the job. In this case you then have to contact your referees and let them know you no longer need them to complete the reference form and apologise for any inconvenience.
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  • Legislate for 2 additional Bank Holidays per annum
    It is well known that the UK is lagging behind other major European countries in the number of Public Holidays it observes every year. I am calling for a modest increase in the number of Public (Bank) Holidays to give us 2 extra such days to coincide with the February and October school Half-Term weeks. This would be of enormous benefit to our overworked and underpaid workforce, especially those with children of school age, who need more Public Holidays ( with pay ) to eke out their often meagre annual leave entitlements during school holidays. The government frequently plays the 'hard-working families' card; now is it's chance to 'put it's money where it's mouth is'!
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  • Premier League clubs: Join the accredited Living Wage scheme
    Nobody working for the Premier League should be struggling to make ends meet. I’ve started this petition because, as a cleaner at a football stadium I've seen first hand the impact that being trapped in in-work poverty has had on my colleagues and their families. Clubs should follow the example of Premier League clubs like Everton, Chelsea, West Ham, Liverpool and Crystal Palace that are already proud accredited Living Wage employers. Brighton, have confirmed that they pay the living wage to both employees and contractors, but have not yet obtained accreditation from the LWF. Although some clubs may already pay their employees the real Living Wage, this benefit often does not extend to contractors.The Living Wage Foundation is the only way for employers to independently certify that both their directly employed and, crucially, their contracted staff are being paid enough to meet the cost of living. Smaller clubs like Luton Town FC and Dulwich Hamlet FC are accredited real Living Wage employers - if they can do it, so can all of the Premier League!
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  • Don't raise the state pension age to 75
    The government is considering plans from Conservative think tank the Centre for Social Justice that could see our retirement age go up to 75. But some jobs are impossible to do after a certain age, and for some of us working anywhere could be a struggle by the time we reach 75. And for others it would mean ripping up the plans we've made for our well-deserved retirement. The age we can all get our pension is already set to go up to 68 - meaning some people will be forced to keep working long after they're comfortable able to do so. And these new proposals would hit some of the most vulnerable people in our society hardest, like people who can’t work due to illness, or caring responsibilities - or people who don't have access to a private pension.
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  • Re: British Steel
    Recently the Scottish Government nationalised Fergusons ship yard When asked in parliament to help British Steel the then Prime Minister stated it would be unlawful. If it is lawful for the Scottish Government to do it, there is no reason why the English Government can not step in and help our steel industry. Why must Britain allow a Turkish pension scheme to have our British Steel Industry. Our jobs and Steel Industry need to be protected NOW and our Government needs to step up to the mark and prove that they are TAKING BACK CONTROL.
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    Created by Theresa Frost