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Zero-hours contracts up 21% in just one year

08 Sep 2016, by in Working Life

The new official statistics on zero-hours contracts in the UK are out today and they make for grim reading. Over the past year, Britain’s zero-hours workforce has grown from 747,000 to 903,000 – a rise of 21%. Zero-hours contracts have become an easy way for bosses to employ staff on the cheap, and more and…


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The UK didn’t vote for a Brexit without a plan. Before Article 50 we need much broader negotiations

13 Jul 2016, by in International

Two-thirds (66%) of voters want to see a broader team negotiating Brexit, including cross-party politicians, trade unions and employers. That’s the finding of a new GQRR poll we’re publishing today. That went for both remainers (69%) and leavers (65%). Only 10% of respondents thought the government should be acting unilaterally. The poll also showed that…


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