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  • “If you were asked to unload a 747 full of jelly beans, what would you do?” Not the foggiest? How about: “Who would win a fight between Spiderman and Batman?” Believe it or not, these are both questions mischievous interviewers have apparently asked...
    20th May 2015
  • The TUC doesn’t just fight for the employment and human rights of workers in the UK. We also work with union movements throughout the world for social justice. And right now, there’s a scandal of global proportions happening right under our noses....
    19th May 2015
  • At the TUC, we’ve long been calling for fairer and better internships. We’re not saying that all internships are bad, but we believe that too many employers still see interns as a source of free labour, taking advantage of graduates' enthusiasm and...
    14th May 2015
  •   If you are going for a new job, a quick Google search will dish up countless articles telling you how to design and present a killer CV. Choosing a look and feel, and deciding what to keep in and what to leave out, can make the CV creation process...
    13th May 2015
  •   A growing number of working people, particularly those who have been in the same job or with the same employer for several years, are taking extended periods of leave (usually unpaid) to broaden their horizons and develop themselves on a personal...
    5th May 2015
  • As reported on this blog, getting on well with colleagues recently topped a poll of reasons to enjoy your job. Today, we turn our attention to striking a good work-life balance which was narrowly pipped to first place in the same survey. Love it or...
    5th May 2015
  • Fresh EU figures have this week backed up what we’ve been saying all along about the shameful levels of underemployment  in the UK and the Government’s failure to create decent jobs: The UK comes 23rd out of 28 EU countries for its record on...
    28th April 2015
  • Did you know over 20,000 people in Britain die every year because of their work? What’s even more shocking is that the vast majority of these deaths are entirely preventable. Every working person deserves a safe and healthy environment in which to...
    28th April 2015
  • Getting on with your co-workers is the number one reason to feel happy at work, according to a new poll published by Barclays. 26% of 2,000 people surveyed said that getting on well with colleagues made their work more enjoyable, narrowly ahead of...
    27th April 2015
  • As working families continue to struggle with low pay and benefit delays, new Trussell Trust figures show that emergency food bank aid in the UK has increased 19% over the last 12 months: 1,084,604 three-day emergency food packages were distributed...
    24th April 2015

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