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  • If staff who regularly work unpaid overtime totted up all the extra hours they put in, and run them from the start of the year they'd be working for free until 1 March 2013. Across the UK, this adds...
    15th February 2013
  • If there was ever a good time to join a union, this would be it. Since the Coalition took power, a number of rights people had at work three years ago are simply no longer there. For example, if you...
    5th September 2012
  • Britons did a whopping two billion hours of unpaid overtime last year – worth a record £29.2 billion to the UK economy. Or put another way, that's roughly equivalent to a million extra full-time jobs...
    5th January 2012
  • Blogging, tweeting, or keeping your friends up to date on facebook all blur the boundaries between our work and personal lives, but employers and workers alike are still struggling to adjust....
    29th September 2011
  • If you've ever felt fed up with your boring suit, or hideous uniform, spare a thought for Chen Nong, who has to wear the same stripey t-shirt every day to get his job done. Chen, an employee of...
    20th September 2011
  • Work more than 40 hours a week? You're 6 times more likely to 'burn out' than those who work fewer than 35. New research from the Aragon Institute of Health Sciences in Spain shows that long hours...
    30th June 2011
  • Almost one in 5 UK business admits using internships as a source of cheap labour. 17% of employers said they had taken on interns in order to get work done more cheaply in a survey carried out by...
    6th May 2011
  • Most of us will be getting an extra Bank Holiday this year, but double check your contract before booking a trip away. This month sees a double bank holiday whammy, with the Easter weekend closely...
    4th April 2011
  • A record 5.26 million people worked unpaid overtime last year – the highest since records began in 1992. Today, on Work Your Proper Hours Day (WYPHD), the TUC's analysis of official figures shows...
    25th February 2011
  • If you're self-employed, you're one of millions in the UK. But how many of those millions are really benefiting from the chance to be their own boss? It's supposed to be straightforward – if you run...
    7th February 2011

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