Work-life balance

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Sex discrimination commissioner finds gender inequality key driver of toxic culture in federal parliament
Landmark report finds one in three workers have faced sexual harassment and 84% of those did not seek support or advice

Katharine Murphy Political editor

30, Nov, 2021 @4:46 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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Speaker announces review on bringing babies into Commons
Stella Creasy asked for clarification after she was reprimanded for having infant son with her in parliament

Jessica Elgot, Peter Walker and Alexandra Topping

24, Nov, 2021 @1:07 PM

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We stopped Portugal’s bosses contacting staff outside work hours. Here’s why | Ana Catarina Mendes
It is not enough to give employees the ‘right to disconnect’, says Ana Catarina Mendes of the Portuguese Socialist party

Ana Catarina Mendes

18, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Staying power! How to thrive in the great resignation if you don’t want to quit
The pandemic has sparked a surge in people leaving their jobs. But if you aren’t one of them, how do you survive the tumult – and even flourish? Here is the expert advice on how those left behind can prosper

Zoe Williams

18, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The Great Resignation has employers sweating. It’s time to escalate the pressure | Erika Rodriguez
This is a once-in-a-generation ‘take this job and shove it’ moment – which gives workers an upper hand. Let’s demand better hours, pay and work-life balance

Erika Rodriguez

01, Nov, 2021 @10:15 AM

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How should our workplaces look post-pandemic? Far better | Van Badham
A shorter work week, remote working, community care at work. As we emerge from Covid, we have the opportunity to change

Van Badham

15, Oct, 2021 @12:57 AM

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The big idea: should we work less?
A shorter working week could benefit society, the environment - even the economy. Is it time to reassess our relationship with our jobs?

Sarah Jaffe

11, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Ready, steady … oh. Can a life coach shake me out of my pandemic-induced ennui?
It started in bed one morning when I realised I hadn’t had an original thought for months. I needed someone to make me wake up

Joel Golby

09, Oct, 2021 @9:17 AM

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Employers are spying on us at home with ‘tattleware’. It’s time to track them instead | Jessa Crispin
Delivery drivers and warehouse workers are already monitored relentlessly. Now white-collar employees are getting a taste of surveillance capitalism

Jessa Crispin

16, Sep, 2021 @10:15 AM

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How do UK childcare costs stack up against the best?
Only Slovakia and Switzerland are more expensive, and Nordic countries lead the way, says OECD

Alexandra Topping

12, Sep, 2021 @5:00 PM

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UK firms use free beer and popcorn to tempt staff back to offices
Many businesses are realising that, after 18 months at home, employees need special welcomes

Joanna Partridge

12, Sep, 2021 @8:15 AM

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