Sunday, December 6, 2020

Employment

Job seekers put off by artificial intelligence, research finds

9 in 10 job seekers don’t want to deal with automated CV tools during application stage.

SNP outline plan to ban unpaid trial shifts

Party to ramp up pressure on the UK government to ban "exploitative" unpaid trial shifts.

Single parents trapped in low paid jobs with little chance of escaping poverty

Nearly half of children growing up in single parent families are living in poverty.

Recruitment process ‘discriminates against older workers’, businesses admit

Discrimination is causing small and medium-sized businesses to struggle when employing the numbers of staff they need.

NUJ slams “monumental” pay gap at the BBC

BBC presenter Samira Ahmed to challenge the BBC at an employment tribunal.

‘Universal Basic Income’ Gains Popularity Across The Political Spectrum

Supporters of a 'Universal Basic Income' argue that it would alleviate absolute poverty and would also motivate people to work.

Frank Field Proposes National Wage Top-Up For Lower Paid Over-50s

Labour MP and welfare reform campaigner says idea would help counter higher unemployment rate among 50–64 age group.

BAME Degree Graduates ‘Far More Likely To Be Unemployed’ Than White People

TUC calls for urgent action as analysis reveals BAME degree graduates are two and half times more likely to be unemployed than white people.

DWP ‘Punishing’ Low-Paid Full-Time Workers Under New Benefits Rule

Critics say scheme under which working people claiming universal credit can be fined for failing to do enough to find more work is ‘political dynamite’.

MPs Launch Inquiry Into Employment Support For Disabled People

The Work and Pensions Committee has launched an inquiry into the Government's commitment to halve the "disability employment gap".

Childcare Costs ‘Locking’ Thousands Of Single Parents Out Of Work

Thousands of single parents are effectively being locked out of the employment market due to the extortionate cost of childcare, a leading charity warns.

Tens Of Thousands Of Homecare Workers Paid Less Than Minimum Wage

76% of councils are failing to ensure homecare providers pay employees for time spent travelling between appointments.

Three In Four Pregnant Women Experience Discrimination At Work Each Year

Damning new research reveals that 77% of pregnant women have experienced potentially discriminatory or negative employer attitudes.

Casual Workers At Risk Of ‘Wage Theft’, Charity Warns

The number of people who contacted Citizens Advice for help with pay and entitlements issues against employers rose by 4% to 67,000 in 2015.

Universal Credit Cuts WILL Leave Some Working People Worse Off, DWP Admits

Guidance released by the DWP outlines how some working people will lose almost £900 a year.

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