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  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Young Workers Month 2016 runs throughout November. Young workers are the future of our prosperity, the backbone of our economy, but right now they’re getting a raw deal. Half of all zero-hours contracts workers are under 30. And young people on...
    3rd November 2016
  • 2 November is National Stress Awareness Day in the UK. A certain amount of healthy pressure now and again is inevitable in most jobs, and can help us achieve our goals and perform better. But excessive persistent pressure without respite can put our...
    2nd November 2016
  • In a landmark case over workers’ rights, an employment tribunal has ruled that two drivers for cab-hailing firm Uber are entitled to holiday pay, paid rest breaks and at least the National Minimum Wage. The GMB union which has done much to shine a...
    28th October 2016

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