Workers' rights

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TUC issues workers’ rights warning over post-Brexit trade deals
Exclusive: Union organisation says minister in talks with 13 countries with poor track record

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

27, Jun, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Outsourcing has eroded workers’ wages and rights | Letter
Letter: In local government, the NHS and education, there has been little protection against employers slashing labour costs, writes George Binette


26, Jun, 2022 @4:40 PM

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Rail strikes show Tories have moved on since promises to defend workers’ rights
Analysis: New laws aim to make it easier for firms to use agency workers to break strikes, tilting the balance of power towards employers

Jasper Jolly

23, Jun, 2022 @3:29 PM

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Sex for a job: the scandal of Haiti’s exploited US garment workers
Women paid a pittance for making clothes for top US brands are often forced to have sex by bosses to keep their jobs, say unions

Sophie Cousins in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

23, Jun, 2022 @5:57 AM

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‘You complain, you get fired’: migrant crews on UK fishing boats speak out
Trapped by the terms of their ‘transit visas’, seafarers from outside the EEA are facing exploitation, danger and violence

Karen McVeigh

20, Jun, 2022 @5:30 AM

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The Guardian view on a four-day week: policies needed to make it a reality | Editorial
Editorial: Currently, the financial logic that governs the rules of employment is inimical to reducing workloads


06, Jun, 2022 @2:14 PM

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Stop abuse of migrant workers before Britain becomes the next Dubai | Pete Pattisson
Exploitation common in the Gulf is emerging in the UK – and will only get worse without government intervention

Pete Pattisson

27, May, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Migrant fruit pickers charged thousands in illegal fees to work on UK farms, investigation shows
Evidence appears to show illicit payments taken from workers harvesting produce for M&S, Tesco and Waitrose

Emiliano Mellino for the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, Pete Pattisson and Rudra Pangeni

27, May, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Migrant workers ‘exploited and beaten’ on UK fishing boats
Report tells of 20-hour shifts for £3.50 an hour, racism and sexual abuse under cover of transit visa loophole

Karen McVeigh

17, May, 2022 @1:04 PM

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From Michael Foot’s ‘donkey jacket’ to Barnard Castle beer … inside the People’s History Museum
The Manchester museum owns 60,000 objects tracing Britain’s political history, including a pike from Peterloo and Andy Burnham’s jacket. Now it’s up for a £100,000 prize

Helen Pidd North of England editor

10, May, 2022 @2:48 PM

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From The Office to Severance: how the fictional workplace went from bad to worse
On International Workers’ Day, we chart the cultural changes from moments of humanity at Wernham Hogg to grim visions of a more brutal post-Covid reality

Amelia Tait

01, May, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Grime, chips, tea, and fresh air. There's nowt fancy about ferries, and that's why I love them | Adrian Chiles
On a trip to the Isle of Man, I marvelled once again at the joy of being aboard a boat, which I’d take over flying or the Channel tunnel any time, writes Adrian Chiles

Adrian Chiles

20, Apr, 2022 @12:32 PM

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