Work & careers

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UK gender pay gap unaffected by government policy over past 25 years
Report find women are less likely to be in paid work, work eight fewer hours and paid 19% less an hour on average than men

Anna Bawden

06, Dec, 2021 @12:01 AM

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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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When Amazon came to town: Swindon feels strain as new depot sucks up jobs
Firm has hired 2,000 staff in a matter of months in Wiltshire town, with ripple effect on other businesses

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

03, Dec, 2021 @2:16 PM

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Unite will use ‘brains as well as brawn’ to fight bad employers, says boss
Sharon Graham is building a team of analysts to identify areas where workers can gain leverage over firms that play hardball

Randeep Ramesh

02, Dec, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Pregnant women in UK fear losing jobs over Covid safety worries, survey finds
Exclusive: Maternity Action urges ministers to overhaul ‘not fit for purpose’ workplace health and safety rules

Andrew Gregory Health editor

02, Dec, 2021 @9:18 AM

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Older workers should be cherished | Letter
Letters: Age diversity in the workplace makes a positive contribution, writes Ruth Wilkinson


30, Nov, 2021 @12:11 PM

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Want the perfect job? It’s £44k for a four-day week – but you have to go into the office
Short working hours, a brief commute and endless cups of tea are in, but working from home isn’t on the menu, according to a new survey

29, Nov, 2021 @1:40 PM

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Is a crush on Shaun Evans enough to sustain me through a theatrical turkey? | Rachel Cooke
With tickets to the much-maligned Manor burning a hole in the bank balance, I’m blue for Terence Rattigan and a decent play

Rachel Cooke

27, Nov, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Yorkshire cricket is in disgrace but the fight to tackle workplace racism is nationwide | Charlene Brown
As someone who works with employers, I’ve seen how we can change our organisations, says diversity expert and MD Charlene Brown

Charlene Brown

27, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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‘A bit pushed’: Enid Blyton letters reveal strain of work and motherhood
Exclusive: author writes of pressures of looking after own children and answering ‘thousands of personal letters’

Dalya Alberge

26, Nov, 2021 @4:14 PM

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The NHS staffing crisis is killing people – and this winter it will be even worse | Polly Toynbee
With staff quitting over conditions and a recruitment black hole, a pay rise for nurses is the least Sajid Javid should do, says Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee

26, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Here’s why my baby was banned from parliament – and why we must all fight this | Stella Creasy
This is not about me. It’s about the rights of all women and the obstacles that stop us playing a full role in our politics, says Walthamstow MP Stella Creasy

Stella Creasy

25, Nov, 2021 @11:33 AM

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