Workers' rights

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How migrant workers get trapped in debt to recruiters | Letter
Letter: John Gee says employers should rigorously check how their staff are recruited to prevent them being exploited by intermediaries


17, Aug, 2022 @4:57 PM

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What is quiet quitting? It’s not very complicated – simply do the job you were hired to do! | First Dog on the Moon
Believe it or not, your worth is not defined by the work you do at Angry Steve’s Pool Supplies-n-Stuff!

First Dog on the Moon

09, Aug, 2022 @3:46 AM

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Could Long Covid lead to the rise of a four-day work-week? | Greg Frey
A shorter work-week would reduce carbon emissions, make life easier for parents and people with illnesses or disabilities, and generally make people happier

Greg Frey

29, Jul, 2022 @10:15 AM

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‘Dark stores’ offer anything you need in 30 minutes. But there’s a human cost
Backed with billions in venture capital funding, hyper-fast delivery companies promise speed and ease. But critics fear the affect on workers and communities

Lela Nargi

29, Jul, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Chasing Hares review – factory drama moulds its own subversive power play
Sonali Bhattacharyya intriguingly exposes the exploitative dynamics of the global gig economy through the lens of a Bengali jatra theatre group

Arifa Akbar

26, Jul, 2022 @1:27 PM

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UK’s part-year workers entitled to full paid annual leave, court rules
Workers such as teachers on term-time contracts may be able to claim back pay after supreme court judgment

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

20, Jul, 2022 @2:24 PM

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We’ve reached boiling point – nobody should have to work in temperatures above 30C | Mika Minio-Paluello
Spain, Germany and China all have maximum working temperatures. It’s time the UK followed suit, says Mika Minio-Paluello of the Trades Union Congress

Mika Minio-Paluello

19, Jul, 2022 @2:05 PM

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To avert election disaster, Democrats need to run a fiercely pro-worker campaign | Steven Greenhouse
You won’t hear this on Fox News, but Biden and the Democrats did a terrific job lifting America out of the pandemic-induced downturn. The nation added 8.9m jobs during Biden’s first 18 months in office

Steven Greenhouse

19, Jul, 2022 @10:15 AM

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Unions call for maximum UK workplace temperature as heatwave descends
Staff should be given flexible working options and more breaks as heat approaches 40C, say union leaders

Harry Taylor

17, Jul, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Cash-strapped casuals to skip RATs to avoid hit to income
Australian Council of Social Services says end of pandemic support amid new wave of virus leaves insecure workers exposed

Adeshola Ore

13, Jul, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Covid: one in 10 in England told to work despite signs of infection
A TUC survey has revealed that employees who may have the virus have been ordered into the workplace by bosses

Tom Wall

09, Jul, 2022 @12:45 PM

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The revolution will be televised: why we are witnessing a big-boss backlash
As even the Minions start to question their morally compromised overlord, popular culture is increasingly siding with the workers in their fight against corporate greed

Sammy Gecsoyler

06, Jul, 2022 @10:24 AM

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