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High hopes for the Taylor review?

30 Nov 2016, by in Working Life

Matthew Taylor’s independent review of working practices launches today. We’re looking forward to working with him. Here are the things we think his review has the potential to change for working people: Making sure everyone can access decent rights at work Access to key workplace rights including protection against unfair dismissal, and family friendly rights, depend…




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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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Brexit arguments on working time just don’t add up

03 May 2016, by in Working Life

The main workplace rights being targeted by Brexit supporters at next month’s referendum are around working time (although protection against discrimination, fairness for agency workers and health and safety are also in the frame). But do their sums really add up? Leave campaigners claim that the Working Time Directive and associated European Court of Justice judgments are…




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Lawyers confirm #Brexit would put your rights at work at risk

03 May 2016, by in Working Life

Today GQ Employment Law LLP has issued a report endorsing TUC concerns that Brexit could endanger rights at work. The ’boutique’ law firm suggests that weekly working time limits could well be under threat, along with overtime pay, and requirements to consult before mass redundancies would also be at risk. Protections for agency workers and reduced damages…




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