From the TUC

Constantly on call: Life in insecure work

Alex Collinson

22 Jun 2017, by in Working Life

To their advocates, zero hours contracts offer flexibility for both the employer and employee. But such a simple summary strips away the human aspects and power dynamics that make insecure work so stressful for the employee. Hundreds of people employed in insecure work recently told us about their experiences. What they told us was strongly…




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UK welfare benefits fall short of international standards

Hannah Reed

15 Jun 2017, by in Economics

Within hours of the General Election, the government was held to account on the international stage for the failings of the UK welfare system – with worker reps from Sweden, France, Australia, the International Transport Federation all calling on the UK government to bring UK provision into line with international minimum standards. The International Labour…




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