Workers' rights

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Morrisons’ cut in sick pay for unvaccinated workers is cruel. It needs to rethink | Jasmine Andersson
In the name of public health a growing list of big companies are passing the costs of Covid on to their employees, says writer Jasmine Andersson

Jasmine Andersson

19, Jan, 2022 @12:13 PM

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More than 1m UK women could quit their jobs through lack of menopause support
In a survey of 2,000 women with menopause symptoms, 63% said their workplace had no policy in place

Amelia Hill

17, Jan, 2022 @6:01 AM

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‘No running water’: foreign workers criticise UK farm labour scheme
Government report on post-Brexit recruitment finds staff citing no health and safety equipment, racism and unsafe accommodation

Tom Levitt and Andrew Wasley

12, Jan, 2022 @7:45 AM

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‘They want to remove us and take the rock’, say Zimbabweans living near Chinese-owned mines
As companies extract wealth, villagers say they see little benefit and are instead exploited in quarries, live in homes damaged by blasts and are unable to farm polluted land

Nyasha Chingono in Mutoko

07, Jan, 2022 @9:30 AM

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Letters: let asylum seekers work and we all win
Farmers need labour and asylum seekers want to work: surely it’s time to lift the ban

26, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Myanmar: dozens feared missing after landslide at jade mine
At least one person has died and up to 100 more may have been swept into a lake in Kachin state

Staff and agencies

22, Dec, 2021 @10:55 AM

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Happiness is a Journey: the hidden life of an American warehouse worker – video
Warehouse workers in Austin, Texas, work through the night to process newspapers for delivery before Christmas. In this impressionistic documentary, visual artists and film-makers Ivete Lucas and Patrick Bresnan follow Eddie ‘Bear’ Lopez at the Austin American-Statesman newspaper printing warehouse where Lopez has worked for more than 20 years. Throughout his life Lopez has been collecting items he comes across – creating shrines at his home, in his vehicles and his work station. The film-makers join Lopez as he ventures out into the empty streets to deliver newspapers

Ivete Lucas, Patrick Bresnan, Lindsay Poulton,Ekaterina OchagaviaandJess Gormley

21, Dec, 2021 @12:00 PM

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‘They are fed up’: US labor on the march in 2021 after years of decline
Workers went on strike and pushed union drives in record numbers after corporations made giant pandemic profits

Michael Sainato

21, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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‘Worst fashion wage theft’: workers go hungry as Indian suppliers to top UK brands refuse to pay minimum wage
Shortfall of 16p a day leaves children living on just rice as suppliers to Nike, Zara and H&M in Karnataka underpay by estimated £41m

Annie Kelly

16, Dec, 2021 @7:15 AM

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Anxious, overwhelmed, abused: what it’s really like working in retail during the pandemic
Between the fear of catching Covid and the stress of dealing with irate customers, staff have gone through a year of hell

Retail worker

15, Dec, 2021 @12:39 AM

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Uber must overhaul London business model after high court ruling
Drivers get protection but prices may rise as minicab firms in city told to contract directly with customers

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

06, Dec, 2021 @7:14 PM

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UK’s growing army of night workers ‘need rest centres’ for sanctuary
Food delivery drivers, sex workers and cleaners must have easy access to staff rooms, toilets and canteens, says thinktank

Mattha Busby

05, Dec, 2021 @6:55 AM

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