Category - unemployment

  • 14 Jul 2014

    Unemployment rates and levels of joblessness are higher today than before the recession in every region and nation of the UK and across all working age groups, says the TUC.

  • 2 Jun 2014

    A policy of forcing unemployed people to work full-time for six months for no pay is facing further delays following a boycott by over 300 voluntary organisations.

  • 30 May 2014

    Poverty and militarism feed over each other. Unemployment has always been good news for army recruiters in need of people desperate for a livelihood. So it's no surprise that the recruitment of unemployed people has been formalised in a scheme in the English Midlands. Could this be a sign of the way things are heading? The government is already forcing unemployed people to carry out unpaid labour through 'workfare' schemes. Will they soon be forcing them into army training?

  • 20 May 2014

    A new poll published by the ITUC shows workers across the world to be losing faith in national governments who they believe are putting the interests of big corporations ahead of their own,

  • 30 Apr 2014

    A society that favours the rich and shuns the poor is far away from biblical visions of equality and justice.

  • 28 Apr 2014

    A new scheme that will force unemployed people into unpaid work is in trouble on its first day, with dozens of charities and faith groups refusing to take part.

  • 18 Apr 2014

    Faith groups and charities have been warned that they could end up exploiting people if they take part in the government's new "Community Work Placements".

  • 12 Mar 2014

    A young man I know, (I’ll call him David) who left school just before the global banking crisis, was very keen to get out into the world of work and get a job. His politeness and enthusiasm paid off, and he got a minimum wage job with a discount store, where he worked hard and was always ready to get on his bicycle and go in at short notice, to cover staff absences etc. Then, David became old enough to be paid the adult minimum wage, and was no longer wanted. He had become more expensive, so was sent back to the Jobcentre, his loyalty and hard work disregarded.

  • 23 Feb 2014

    A leading trade unionist has agreed with church leaders that harsh benefit sanctions undermine a vital safety net for vulnerable people.

  • 21 Jan 2014

    The chance of being in work has fallen in the North East, the North West, the West Midlands and South West England since mid-2010