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Popular Sheffield Cafe first to recognise Trade Union

The workers and owners of a popular local café/restaurant have forged a union recognition agreement thought to be a first of its kind in the city. South Street Kitchen in Park Hill has agreed to undertake collective bargaining with their workers’ union of choice, Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU). The agreement means that the owners… Read more »

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BASC cooks up a storm with colleges across the country

BASC’s wild food team is celebrating educating more than 700 members of the next generation of chefs about game meat in the last year. BASC has worked with 36 colleges across the UK since early 2021 to highlight the field to fork journey of game meat to students and staff and to highlight and promote… Read more »

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Minimum wage has gone up by 7p
Minimum wage goes up

By staff The minimum wage is to rise by 7p to £5.80 an hour. The rise will come into effect in October. The rate for 18 to 21-year-olds will increase by 6p to £4.83 and for 16 and 17-year-olds will go up by 4p to £3.57. Business leaders had warned some small firms would… Read more »

Sometimes work isn't enough
Employed no better off than jobless

By Laura Miller Low paid workers are often closer to the bread line than those who have lost their jobs due to the recession, a report published today has revealed. In-work poverty – where a person lives in a household with an employed person but where the income is still 60 per cent less than… Read more »