Category - employment

  • September 8, 2013

    Total unemployment in the UK is currently 4.78 million, close to double the headline unemployment figure, says new TUC analysis.

  • August 22, 2013

    The TUC says its new Traineeships Charter will provide assistance for young people, union representatives, employers and training providers.

  • August 12, 2013

    A TUC analysis of official figures published today (12 August) shows almost half of the rise in employment since 2010 has been in temporary work.

  • August 11, 2013

    Wages across the UK have seen one of the largest falls in the European Union during the austerity-driven downturn, official figures suggest.

  • August 7, 2013

    If anyone’s looking round for a symbol of modern capitalism, I can think of nothing better to suggest than self-service checkout machines.

  • August 5, 2013
  • August 5, 2013

    The following advertisement recently appeared in my local newspaper. ‘Female carer required to support client with all aspects of personal care in own home. Five calls a day between 7am and 10pm over 7days. Driver preferred. £6.75 an hour, 16-20 hours a week.’

  • August 4, 2013

    The Coalition Government faced calls to ban controversial zero-hours contracts, as protests against their introduction mushroomed this weekend.

  • March 20, 2013

    Trade unions are unimpressed by the 'aspirational' rhetoric of Chancellor George Osborne, saying that hard budget facts undermine his claims.

  • March 1, 2013

    On the day of the Eastleigh by-election, figures were released which showed a marked recent decline in net migration, which obviously delighted the Government. Home Secretary Theresa May boasted about how much she had toughened up the rules, but perhaps in an attempt to forestall one potential criticism, stressed the fact that visas for university students had increased by three percent overall.