• September 2, 2012

    Disability and poor health are preventing some 500,000 people approaching retirement age from working, according to Trades Union Congress analysis.

  • August 28, 2012

    Young people finishing school, college or university this summer are facing the toughest outlook since 1994, according to a TUC analysis.

  • August 22, 2012

    Walk wide of people with a book to sell. This may be interpreted as an unwise remark coming from a writer, but the recent comments from five 'rising stars' of the Tory party who are promoting their book 'Britannia in Chains' is a reminder that literary self-interest can be as ugly as any other variety.

  • July 22, 2012

    As anger and contempt at the 'Olympishambles' and for G4S' astoundingly hapless CEO fill columns and airwaves, little attention is being paid to the light this débâcle has shed on the callous and amoral attitudes towards employment which are taking root in our culture.

  • March 3, 2012

    The latest public sector jobs figures published by the Office for National Statistics make grim reading for those concerned with sustainable employment.

  • March 2, 2012

    In February 2012, an employment tribunal in England ruled that it was acceptable for a Christian worker to lose her job for refusing to work on Sundays. Savi Hensman explores the complex issues behind this case.

  • February 24, 2012

    Plans to make even seriously ill or disabled people work without pay, or risk having their benefits cut, have met with wide criticism. There will be no time limits on such work placements, to be introduced when the Welfare Reform Bill has been passed by the UK Parliament.

  • February 1, 2012

    In recent months social media has proved its worth against some harping critics. The uprisings across the Middle East, the worldwide Occupy protest against unsustainable corporate neo-capitalism and the Spartacus Report revolt of disabled and sick people over punitive welfare cuts and changes: all these movements for change have benefited in a variety of ways from web 2.0 and beyond, from online crowd-sourcing, from twitter, from virals, and from 'internetworking'.

  • January 15, 2012

    Shocking statistics from the End Child Poverty campaign show that nearly 60 per cent of children living in poverty have at least one parent who works.

  • December 31, 2011

    The Trades Union Congress is hosting a major seminar on developing a positive agenda for disability and employment in face of government reforms and cuts.