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Govt begs young people to work in care – for less than minimum wage

12 February 2019

The government is appealing for young workers to join the care sector in a bid to plug an ever-expanding staff-shortage in the industry, but will not ensure they receive the National Minimum Wage for all hours worked.

Over half of councils don't insist on care staff being paid for full day of work, FOI request reveals

31 January 2019

A Freedom of Information Request made by Unison has revealed that more than half of councils fail to insist that care workers are paid for their whole day of work, leading to thousands being paid below the minimum wage.

Asda workers win first round of equal pay claim

31 January 2019

The Court of Appeal has upheld a decision by the Employment Tribunal that Asda shop floor workers are comparable to depot workers for the purposes of equal pay legislation, after the employer challenged the original decision.

Hinds dangles bonuses in bid to tackle teacher shortfall

29 January 2019

Education Secretary Damian Hinds has promised extra pay to new teachers in a bid to turn the tide on schools' recruitment and retention crisis.

Workers who would most benefit from training least likely to receive it, report finds

29 January 2019

The workers who would benefit the most from training are the least likely to receive it, a new report from the Social Mobility Commission (SMC) has found.

Govt consults on stronger redundancy protections for pregnant women and new parents

25 January 2019

The government has launched a consultation into extending protection from redundancy for pregnant women and new parents.

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