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Unpaid carers “urgently” need better employment rights, researchers say

30 November 2018

Researchers at the University of Lancaster have called on the government to improve employment rights for workers with care responsibilities.

Austerity-driven inequality not "inevitable", it was a choice, says EHRC

28 November 2018

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has said widening inequality seen in the UK as a result of austerity policies was a political choice, not an inevitability.

Art educators take bogus self-employment case to tribunal

28 November 2018

A group of 27 art educators has taken the National Gallery to tribunal to challenge their employment status.

IPPR joins IER in support of sectoral collective bargaining in social care

28 November 2018

The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has joined the Institute of Employment Rights (IER) in recommending the reinstatement of sectoral collective bargaining in the social care sector.

Study: Pay rises hit profit at the top, not employment at the bottom

28 November 2018

Whenever there are proposals to increase pay, business lobbyists argue the move will lead employers to cut their staff, but the latest report from the Low Pay Commission (LPC) has busted this myth.

More than a quarter of graduates forced into unpaid work, study finds

23 November 2018

Over one in four university graduates have taken unpaid internships, new research from social mobility charity the Sutton Trust has found.

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