Sunday, December 6, 2020


Labour Brands ‘Youth Contract’ An ‘Abject Failure’ As Flagship Unemployment Scheme Ends Early

The Government's £1 billion Youth Contract scheme is to end a month early after failing to help 94% of young unemployed people it originally targeted.

Zero Hours Contracts Force Workers To Rely On Food Banks, Says Charity

Zero hours contracts are forcing Scottish workers to turn to food banks and payday lenders, according to a new report from Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS).

Remploy Employment Services To Be Privatised

Remploy once ran factories dedicated to employing thousands of disabled people, but sold the remainder of its factories in 2013 following the Sayce review.

Big Business ‘Should Hang Their Heads In Shame’ Over ‘Poverty Pay’, Say Unite

First ever poll of minimum wage workers confirms poverty pay pricing people out of the economy

Unemployment Figures Mask Lowest Wage Growth Since Records Began

The latest statistics released today by the ONS show that average pay has increased by only 0.7% on this time last year, or just 0.3% excluding bonuses.

Tory Tax Merger Could See The End Of National Insurance

A future Conservative government would merge National Insurance with Income Tax, in a move designed to simplify the UK's taxation system

NHS Pathologists Banned From Work For Exercising Legal Right To Strike, Say Unite

Unite has branded Northampton General Hospital’s banning of 78 biomedical scientists from the workplace a ‘disgraceful abuse of power’ and has vowed to do what it takes to settle the dispute.

Government To Ban ‘Exclusivity’ Clauses In Zero-Hours Contracts

The coalition government is to unveil plans to ban 'exclusivity' clauses in zero-hours contracts, the Business Secretary Vince Cable has revealed.

Job Creation 20% Below Pre-Recession Levels, New Report Shows

Trade Union Congress (TUC) Press Release: Inner London is the only area of the country to have a higher rate of job starts than before the recession, while job creation in some parts of the country is down 31 per...

Job Prospects For Young People Not In Full-Time Education ‘Deteriorating’, Say TUC

Trade Union Congress (TUC) Press Release: Young people not in full-time education are now less likely to be in work than people of other ages and their prospects are declining, despite the recent recovery in the jobs market, the TUC...

News In Brief: Jobs Market Statistics – May 2014

The latest jobs market statistics have been released by the jobs search engine Adzuna - May 2014.

Revealed: Disabled Persons Employment Rates By Type Of Impairment

Figures released by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) show how government initiatives have failed to help sufficient numbers of sick and disabled people into work. The figures show that unemployment rates among those with debilitating health conditions and...

Leading Law Firm Slams ‘Exploitative’ Zero-Hours Contracts

Leading law firm, Thompson Solicitors, has slammed 'exploitative' zero-hour contracts and the coalition government's “sham” consultation exercise

We’ll Tackle The ‘Scandal’ Of Low Pay, Say Labour

Labour will pledge to restore the link between average earnings and the minimum wage, says Ed Miliband

Public Sector Job Cuts Blamed For £1,800 Drop In Annual Salaries

Factor in inflation, and average advertised salaries have fallen by £2,358 in real terms since March 2013, the jobs search engine Adzuna claim.

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