Privatised probation collapse

01 March 2019

Despite warnings from unions and campaigners over the fragility of the government's part-privatisation programme for probation services, and the risks to service users and the taxpayer of outsourcing in this area, Ministers did not listen and now areas of the service are collapsing.

Manchester Deliveroo couriers announce Valentine's strike

12 February 2019

Deliveroo couriers in Manchester will go on strike on Valentine's Day, their union the Industrial Workers of the World has announced.

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.

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