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Gig companies go on the attack

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.

Caught in the casual trap

 Self-employment was a nice wheeze to falsify the real state of full-time employment. But it’s spiralled out of control and created a £3.5+ billion black hole in Treasury planning. But it’s workers who suffer the most…

Employment review gathers momentum

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.

They call this protection?

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”

Underemployment: Working, but not enough

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. 

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