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Agency staff 'punished' for turning down shifts, research shows

19 September 2017

New research from the University of Salford and Sheffield Hallam has found that agency workers are being punished for such things as turning down shifts or opposing management.

One in five minimum wage workers may be illegally underpaid, govt agency reveals

19 September 2017

One in five minimum wage workers are potentially being illegally underpaid, the Low Pay Commission (LPC) has revealed.

Productivity lagging 'because employers won't invest in their staff', says study

18 September 2017

The UK is currently falling behind its G7 competitors by the widest gap in recorded history when it comes to economic productivity, and a new study suggests this lag is being fuelled by employers seeing low-paid workers as disposal labour rather than investing in training to upskill their staff.

Two-thirds oppose public sector pay cap, poll shows

18 September 2017

A poll conducted by The Independent has shown that most Britons oppose the public sector pay cap.

CETA comes into force next week

15 September 2017

The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the EU comes into force next week.

May defeated on public sector pay

15 September 2017

The government was this week defeated on the question of public sector pay after the DUP supported a Labour motion to raise wages for NHS workers.

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