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  • Only a few weeks after the EU referendum result was announced, there has been a surge in racially motivated violence and hate crime on the streets and hate messages on social media. Police reports show there has been a 57 per cent increase in hate...
    13th July 2016
  • At workSMART, we're following the EU referendum campaign closely, as so many workers’ rights in the UK are underpinned by EU rules. If the UK were to leave the European Union, it could mean risking a lot of things we currently take for granted at...
    25th March 2016
  • UK workers gave their bosses an astonishing £31.5 billion of unpaid overtime last year. To break that down, more than five million people put in an average of 7.7 hours extra work a week in unpaid overtime in 2015. This would add up to £6,114 a year...
    26th February 2016
  • It’s that time of the year again when many of us resolve to make changes – albeit often temporary ones – that will leave us happier and healthier. But don’t limit your New Year’s Resolutions to a new gym membership or a few weeks off the sauce....
    1st January 2016
  •   The workSMART Christmas survival guide Whether you've been naughty or nice this year, find out how much peace and goodwill you can expect at work this festive season with our Christmas working issues guide. We've pulled together some of the most...
    7th December 2015
  • This Christmas Day across the UK, around one million people will be hard at work. Among them, carers, nurses, security guards, bar, kitchen and waiting staff,... and of course thousands of vicars! And come Boxing Day, there’ll be no sleeping off the...
    3rd December 2015
  • 23 November is National Freelancers Day in the UK, when we doff our caps to those brave souls who plough their own furrow in the world of work. Did you know, a colossal 15% of UK workers are already self-employed? If you’re thinking about joining...
    23rd November 2015
  • As we approach winter, it’s getting pretty cold and dark out there. Cough and cold season is upon us. Around 12.7 million school days were missed due to illness in autumn term 2014. That’s not great news for working mums and dads juggling work and...
    5th November 2015
  • Living Wage Week 2016 runs 1 – 7 November. Since July's budget, the Chancellor George Osborne has been keen to promote his rebranded ‘national living wage’ that will peg the legal minimum for paid work at £7.20 per hour nationwide from April 2016 (...
    3rd November 2015
  • Monsoon Accessorize has topped the latest list of 115 companies to be named and shamed for paying workers less than the minimum wage. At the TUC, we’re pleased that the government is continuing to expose employers who are failing to meet their legal...
    24th October 2015

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