27 July 2019
Wage growth in the UK rose to 3.6 per cent in the year to May 2019, the highest growth rate since 2008, according to official figures – despite media gloom over Brexit.
17 February 2018
Unpaid internships, combined with rising living costs, are shutting less-advantaged youngsters out of many careers, according to a study from social mobility campaigners the Sutton Trust.
10 July 2017
Even as the Taylor review called on Monday (10 July) for some kind of controls on casualisation, proponents of the “gig” economy are mounting further ideological challenges define what a worker is by their own criteria.
26 January 2017
The government’s “independent” review into employment practices in the economy is now moving to a rolling roadshow – but it’s slanted in favour of the employers from day one.
Ask a europhile about the “benefits” of the EU and one that might be thrown in your face is the Agency Workers Directive. Yet as trade union lawyer John Hendy has pointed out, it “appears helpful but in fact has led to a massive increase across Europe in the number of workers employed through agencies and hence without the full rights of directly employed workers”
2 October 2014
The number of underemployed in the workforce is increasing, according to TUC analysis in September of the latest Labour Force Survey from the Office for National Statistics.