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Weakening of trade unions behind pay stagnation, says Bank of England’s Chief Economist

12 October 2018

Andrew Haldane, Chief Economist at the Bank of England, has pointed squarely at the decline of trade unionism as a key reason for the stagnation in real wages over the last ten years.

Hundreds of Uber drivers strike at London HQ

12 October 2018

Hundreds of Uber drivers protested outside of the company’s London headquarters earlier this week over poor pay and working conditions.

440 serious health and safety incidents at Amazon’s UK warehouses in last three years

12 October 2018

As many as 440 serious health and safety incidents have been reported at Amazon’s UK warehouses in the last three years.

Prisoners ‘taking over’ understaffed prisons

12 October 2018

A former Prisons Watchdog has told MPs that prisoners are filling the vacuum left by experienced staff.

Government consults on race pay gap reporting duty

11 October 2018

The government has launched a consultation into imposing a duty on employers to report the pay gap between workers of differing ethnicities.

Govt announces right to keep tips and duty to consider flexible working

05 October 2018

In the week that insecure staff from across some of the UK's largest hospitality chains protested in the streets from Brighton to Glasgow, the government has announced some improvements to the law.

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