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  • Even if you’re not anticipating striking out on a new career path right now, the end of December nevertheless marks a natural lull in the yearly cycle in which to take stock of where you’re at and where you want to go next in your personal life and...
    19th December 2016
  • The boys from IT were running very, very late for work after the Christmas office party to end all parties. Photo: Kena Betancur. For many of us in work (though by no means all), the last week before Christmas provides welcome (albeit temporary)...
    12th December 2016
  • Full- time agency workers earn, on average, £430 a year less and enjoy fewer employment rights than employees in the same role. They’re also more vulnerable to exploitation, according to Secret Agents: agency workers in the new world of work, a new...
    12th December 2016
  • You would have thought that a multi-billion dollar commercial operation like Amazon could afford to pay and treat its workers fairly, wouldn't you? After all, this is the online mega-retailer whose creative accountants managed to reduce its three-...
    8th December 2016
  • Always dreamed of being a surf instructor? It’s never too late. Not everyone knows from the get-go what they want to be or do when they grow up. And it’s not until considerably later in life that many people realise their true calling. Some try...
    5th December 2016
  • Photo: IR_Stone / Getty. 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...
    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

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