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  • While many of us are beginning to look forward to winding down for Christmas, retailers, restaurants and delivery companies are busy winding up to meet the extra demand of festive shoppers flocking to city centres and online marketplaces. At this...
    1st December 2016
  • Low pay – or even no pay – is a huge issue” Nicola, 28, is an actress by profession, but also works as an events manager, an office temp… it all helps to pay the bills. Casual and insecure ‘freelance’ work is becoming more and more the norm in the...
    28th November 2016
  • Young Workers Month 2016 runs throughout November. “We deserve better” “When you’re young, it’s all too easy to get shafted by your boss with low hours, no rights, and no security,” says Chris, 24, who is busy lobbying the management of the hotel...
    24th November 2016
  • In today’s Autumn Statement, the Chancellor Philip Hammond was at pains to say he wanted “an economy that works for everyone”. For most people, a key measure of success will be whether they have decent wages coming in. We had a look through his mini...
    23rd November 2016
  • Pedalling hard on the heels of a landmark legal ruling in favour of two drivers working for taxi-booking firm Uber, food takeaway couriers for Deliveroo are also taking on their employer over union recognition and workers’ rights. An employment...
    17th November 2016
  • Anti-bullying Week 2016 runs 14 – 18 November. In Is your workplace a bully-free zone? this week, we described tell-tale signs of bullying at work. If you suspect you are being bullied by one or more co-workers, it’s vital you don’t ignore it and...
    14th November 2016
  • Anti-Bullying Week 2016 runs 14 – 18 November.  In this day and age, how much should we really be concerned about bullying at work? Very, according to a 2014 TUC survey of union health and safety reps, where bullying was cited by 46% of reps and...
    14th November 2016
  • Workwise UK’s Commute Smart Week 2016 runs 13-19 November. As the nights draw in and temperatures continue their tumble at this time of year, many of us are no doubt struggling more than normal with the daily commute. But it may not just the...
    13th November 2016
  • Young Workers Month 2016 runs throughout November. Workers under the age of 30 are disproportionately affected by poor pay and conditions in the modern workplace. But help is at hand. Dean, Daisy and Nikita told us how union membership has...
    10th November 2016
  • “It’s important to know the union has got your back.” In a job market rife with insecure casual employment, the role of trade unions in helping workers lay claim to their rights at work and resist exploitation is as relevant than it has ever been....
    7th November 2016

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