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Frozen solid? What happens when you can't get to work
As more snow, ice and freezing weather rolls in, you may be wondering again whether you'll be able to make it into work. Clearly early workers should make every effort to make it in, and not simply...
20th December 2010
No more missing out on 'free money'
New rules mean that from 2012 most workers will be automatically signed up to a pension scheme, and benefit from employer contributions to their pension fund. If you struggle to think about your...
16th November 2010
Intelli-chair: Don't forget to fidget!
If you sit at a desk all day, you'll already know that sitting in one position for too long will leave you stiff and uncomfortable. Well, what if your chair reminded you when you needed to make a...
12th October 2010
If you can't say something nice...
…it really might be better to say nothing. If your boss likes to tick people off in public, he or she could be damaging more than morale. Research suggests that witnessing rudeness in the workplace...
13th July 2010
A greener start to the day
Your holiday plans might not involve a round the world trip this year, but switch one of your journeys to work to greener transport, and you could join in a virtual circumnavigation. Sustainable...
21st June 2010
Working late could leave you more than downhearted
Being regularly stuck at your desk long after normal working hours can be a drag, no matter how much you love your job, and certainly doesn't do much for your social or family life. But a new study...
14th May 2010
A job that's out of this world?
“What do you want to be when you grow up?” If you ever answered 'astronaut', you probably didn't get a very encouraging reply. But a career in space, or at least space technology, is perhaps not...
20th April 2010
Interns - not just free labour
An internship should be a chance to learn valuable work skills, not an unpaid opportunity to learn to commute and skivvy for paid staff. The TUC's new campaign, Rights for Interns aims to tackle...
29th March 2010
UK staff did £27.4bn of unpaid overtime in 2009
Over five million workers across the UK gave away £27.4 billion in unpaid overtime in 2009, according to a TUC study of official statistics. This means that if everyone who worked unpaid overtime did...
2nd February 2010
Some employers really need to chill out on dress codes
With a heatwave warning in place this week for parts of the UK, and temperatures predicted to soar as high as 32oC, the TUC is calling on employers to relax office dress codes and cool down their...
30th June 2009
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