Workers' rights

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Sunak ‘risks full-scale trade war’ with Brussels by scrapping EU laws
Leading European politicians have warned that the prime minister’s plan to ditch EU legislation will trigger retaliatory countermeasures, including imposing tariffs on goods

Toby Helm and Michael Savage

04, Feb, 2023 @4:28 PM

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The Guardian view on Rishi Sunak’s message: workers’ doom loop, wealth’s boom loop | Editorial
Editorial: Workers should not be paying for a recession that they did not cause


03, Feb, 2023 @5:30 PM

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‘It can be scary’: how corporate America is hitting back against unions
Employers are using heavy-handed tactics to prevent workers from organizing, and US labor union density is falling as a result

Michael Sainato

31, Jan, 2023 @2:46 PM

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‘My female boss understands, others don’t’: UK readers on block to menopause law changes
Proposals to change legislation in part rejected due to government fears it would discriminate against men

Jedidajah Otte and Guardian readers

27, Jan, 2023 @5:33 PM

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Britain, here’s a plan: stop applying old fixes to new problems. And stop obsessing about growth | David Edgerton
Crises in productivity and wealth inequality won’t be solved with ideas from the 80s, says the author and historian David Edgerton

David Edgerton

26, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Look at how the 1% are doing right now, and tell me the system isn’t rigged | Nesrine Malik
The world’s super-rich have amassed so much wealth since the pandemic that even a Tory minister can see something is amiss, says the Guardian columnist Nesrine Malik

Nesrine Malik

23, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Labour to force Commons vote on plans to ‘sunset’ 4,000 EU laws
Exclusive: Party fears basic rights such as maternity protections and holiday entitlement could be swept away

Aletha Adu and Lisa O'Carroll

18, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Health workers in Zimbabwe dismayed as law curbing strikes is passed
Controversial bill to stop industrial action criticised as an already struggling sector fears losing more staff in a damaging brain drain

Nyasha Chingono

12, Jan, 2023 @5:30 AM

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Health unions refuse to give evidence to ‘rigged’ NHS pay review system
Officials from 14 health unions want to hold direct talks with ministers to agree pay rises for NHS staff

Denis Campbell Health policy editor and Pippa Crerar Political editor

11, Jan, 2023 @6:34 PM

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How price pressures lead to exploitation of workers | Letter
Letter: Extracting profit from labour is the foundation of capitalist economies, writes Simon Steyne

26, Dec, 2022 @6:41 PM

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Australia’s expanded Pacific labour scheme could erode workers’ rights, ex-official warns
Minister has announced program will include some city abattoirs and agricultural facilities to address staff shortages

Khaled Al Khawaldeh

23, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Union wins right to challenge Tesco fire and rehire policy at supreme court
Shopworkers union Usdaw can proceed to top UK court with case highlighting supermarket tactic involving lower pay

Sarah Butler

22, Dec, 2022 @4:34 PM

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