Zero-hours contracts

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My hospital feels like a factory. When I saw other strikes getting results, I knew I’d join the picket line | Joanna Sutton-Klein
From doctors like me to nurses, cleaners and secretaries, we’re all active in our unions, says Joanna Sutton-Klein, an emergency medicine doctor in Manchester

Joanna Sutton-Klein

13, Mar, 2023 @10:55 AM

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Women in UK ‘more likely than men to be on low pay and struggling’
Half a million more women than men are paid below real living wage and 13% are on zero-hours contracts

Joanna Partridge

03, Mar, 2023 @6:00 AM

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UK benefit changes have pushed people into dead-end, low-paid jobs, says IFS
Tougher rules have boosted employment but jobs offer scant career progression and contribute little to tax revenue

Larry Elliott Economics editor

01, Feb, 2023 @6:00 AM

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‘Huge win’ for trade union as Durham University raises PhD students’ pay
University had paid some postgraduate researchers ‘less than minimum wage’

Anna Fazackerley

28, Jan, 2023 @4:00 PM

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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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Zero-hours contracts among over-50s hit highest level recorded
According to ONS data, there are now nearly 300,000 people aged 50 or over in insecure employment

Amelia Hill

26, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Revealed: UK fast fashion staff deprived of pay by jobs agency
Observer investigation of firm supplying workers for Boohoo, PrettyLittleThing and other major brands uncovers cases where it withheld wages

Shanti Das

27, Aug, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Number of people in UK with insecure jobs rises to 3.7 million, TUC report says
Union organisation criticises Tory ‘litany of failures on workers’ rights’ five years on from Taylor review

Jasper Jolly

10, Jul, 2022 @3:22 PM

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The decade that broke Britain: the disastrous decisions that left millions in a cost of living crisis
The government is keen to blame growing levels of poverty on Covid and the Ukraine war. But policies from the benefits cap to the bedroom tax have left households on the brink amid the cost of living crisis. Here are 10 of the worst

John Harris

01, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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‘Snoop Dogg is advertising Just Eat, but it is me that has to deliver it’: the courier leading the UK’s longest gig-economy strike
Since December, Parirs Dixon has been organising fellow couriers to picket popular takeaways in Sheffield in an effort to improve pay. Now the industrial action is spreading to other cities

Helen Pidd

16, Mar, 2022 @2:46 PM

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The Guardian view on sick pay: a system unfit for purpose | Editorial
Editorial: Fixing the UK’s broken sick pay regime would reduce the spread of infectious diseases – and be a small step towards a fairer country


06, Feb, 2022 @6:25 PM

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DWP rule change amounts to a cruel dual punishment of jobseekers | Letters
Letter: Requiring people to take jobs beneath their abilities, including temporary and zero-hours jobs, intensifies the precarity trap, explains Dr Guy Standing


30, Jan, 2022 @6:28 PM

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