Zero-hours contracts

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Real living wage rise puts pressure on UK government to raise minimum wage
Living Wage Foundation’s minimum rate rises by 40p to £9.90 an hour, largely due to higher fuel costs and rents

Joanna Partridge

15, Nov, 2021 @12:01 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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Frasers defends zero-hour work as investors revolt over bonus pay
Owner of Sports Direct and House of Fraser pushes through rewards for incoming CEO and finance director

Sarah Butler

29, Sep, 2021 @1:40 PM

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£15 UK minimum wage may not be the best way to tackle poverty
Analysis: experts say it may be better to bear down on zero-hours contracts to ensure more reliable work patterns

Richard Partington and Sarah Butler

29, Sep, 2021 @9:55 AM

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Keir Starmer recalls father’s life as factory worker in TUC speech
Labour leader says his party will offer clear differences from Tories on workplace rights

Jessica Elgot Chief political correspondent

14, Sep, 2021 @11:05 AM

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Labour’s expulsion of Ken Loach was the wrong call | Letters
Letters: Rosie Brocklehurst and Anil Bhatt decry the party’s decision to throw out the film director and principled socialist


18, Aug, 2021 @4:52 PM

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The UK’s summers are getting hotter – and that puts low-paid workers at risk | Mika Minio-Paluello
For the people keeping Britain running, extreme heat is dangerous. Workplace protections and decarbonisation are essential, says Mika Minio-Paluello of the TUC

Mika Minio-Paluello

21, Jul, 2021 @11:00 AM

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More than 1m children from key worker families living in poverty, says TUC
Study finds more than one in five children of workers employed in the frontline of the pandemic live below breadline

Larry Elliott

13, Jul, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Zero-hours contracts ‘trapping women of colour on low pay‘
Minority ethnic women almost twice as likely to be on zero-hours contracts as white men, report shows

Aamna Mohdin Community affairs correspondent

13, Jun, 2021 @4:37 PM

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Labour can win by shaping policies to stem the growing gap between rich and poor | Larry Elliott
Pensioners won the 2019 election for the Tories but a focus on improving pay and conditions for workers could swing power Labour’s way

Larry Elliott

30, May, 2021 @11:06 AM

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Workers in insecure jobs twice as likely to die of Covid, TUC research finds
Those with no sick pay and fewer rights, such as many care workers and delivery drivers, at higher risk

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

15, Apr, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Thousands in UK may have missed out on work rights redress, study finds
Overestimate of claim numbers means the statistics ‘do not validate some of the policy’, says academic

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

14, Apr, 2021 @2:23 PM

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