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1 in 9 workers now in insecure jobs, new analysis shows

11 May 2018

New analysis from the TUC has found that one in nine workers in the UK is now employed in an insecure job, such as on a zero-hour contract, through an agency, or in low-paid self-employment.

Director of Labour Market Enforcement recommends shaming brands for supply chain rule breakers

11 May 2018

David Metcalf, Director of Labour Market Enforcement, recommends that the brands at the top of supply chains should be named and shamed when employers in their supply chain flout employment laws.

McDonalds workers strike in protest of zero-hour contracts

04 May 2018

On 01 May, McDonalds workers walked out of branches across England calling for guaranteed hours, a £10 per hour living wage, equal pay for young workers, and union recognition.

May defeated in Lords on human rights and post-Brexit powers

27 April 2018

The EU (Withdrawal) Bill has suffered a battering in the House of Lords this week, with peers voting down several proposals put forth by May's government.

ONS: Nearly 1m workers on zero-hour contracts as their main job

27 April 2018

The number of people on a zero-hour contract as their main job was nearly one million at the end of 2017, the Office for National Statistics revealed this week.

IER response to govt deregulation inquiry: health and safety laws must be modernised

25 April 2018

Responding to the Parliamentary Regulatory Reform Committee's Government Deregulation Agenda Inquiry, the Institute of Employment Rights (IER) has recommended that health and safety legislation is modernised in keeping with an increasingly fragmented workplace.

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