Employment

Relating to employment: unemployment, trades unions, management-worker relations, training in the workplace

Blog – Unison Report 2019: “in-work poverty & deprivation among healthcare workers” by Dr Claire Preston

When you next need medical attention from the NHS, spare a thought for the nurse or healthcare worker looking after you. Our new report uncovers shocking levels of poverty and deprivation among public-sector healthcare workers in Cambridgeshire. And yet dozens of millionaires live in Cambridgeshire. Inequality is clearly thriving in the very places where we …

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Blog – Meetup: Cambridge City Council’s Anti-poverty Strategy

As part of our regular meetups, The Cambridge Commons invites speakers to discuss their work related to inequality in Cambridge. At our most recent event, we were delighted to be joined by David Kitson and Helen Crowther talking about the City Council’s Anti-poverty Strategy including Helen’s role as Equality and Anti-poverty Officer. What are the …

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Blog – Lewis Herbert’s Article on Cambridge University’s Role in Tackling Inequality

A few weeks ago the Leader of Cambridge City Council, Lewis Herbert, wrote an article for the Cambridge Independent on how Cambridge University can help to tackle inequality in the city. Find below the full text of the article which Cambridge Commons believes is a positive, practical message on how Cambridge University can help to …

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Blog – Thoughts on the Cambridge and Peterborough Independent Economic Review (CPIER)

The CPIER Final Report was published in September by the Cambridge and Peterborough Independent Economic Commission, with some local publicity.  It has been long awaited, and the Cambridge Commons made some efforts to submit its views to the report.  The final report is 136 pages long, and this comment is based on a quick analysis …

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Blog – Austerity, austerity, austerity

Universal credit began its roll out in Cambridge on 17th October, gradually to start off with, just new claims or people whose circumstances change. The full-scale transfer of all those on the relevant unemployment and in work benefits will come later. A few days later the government used their autumn budget to declare the beginning …

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Promoting equality in Cambridge: our AGM with Robert Porrer

It’s been a significant year in the life of The Cambridge Commons and our AGM this past Thursday was an opportunity to take stock. In just 12 months we have: run 17 events in the imagine2027 series with 3,000+ seat reservations built a mailing list of 1,300+ supporters of greater equality run a forum for …

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Cambridge Ahead makes case for investment in infrastructure and housing

The region’s planners have badly underestimated employment growth in the Cambridge area with drastic consequences for housing, congestion and living standards, according to research commissioned by lobby group Cambridge Ahead. South Cambridgeshire has been particularly hard hit, the research suggests, with planners working on a 0.6% growth assumption compared to a more realistic 4.2%.  As …

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Cambridge Commons invited to submit response to regional economic review

The Cambridge Commons has been invited to submit evidence to a major commission on the regional economy. The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Independent Economic Review (CPIER) has been set up to establish a coherent strategic position on regional growth, infrastructure and devolution. The interim report argued for steps to make the regional economy more inclusive, a …

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‘Global finance should serve the real economy, not the other way round’ – Ann Pettifor kicks of imagine2027

Economist Ann Pettifor got the imagine2027 series off to a cracking start with a call to rein in global finance in order to build a more stable, fairer economy. The director of Policy Research in Macroeconomics (PRIME), a network of economists concerned with Keynesian monetary theory, Pettifor said global finance must serve the real economy, …

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