From the TUC

Employment slowing down, pay still disappointing

Richard Exell

18 May 2016, by in Labour market

Today’s labour market figures from the Office for National Statistics again show encouraging employment and unemployment figures, but again there are signs that the jobs recovery is slowing down and the numbers for earnings continue to disappoint. But first the good news. The employment rate in January – March was 74.2 per cent, the highest…

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Will the disability employment gap ever be halved?

Helen Nadin

18 May 2016, by in Society & Welfare

The TUC has published new analysis of the Labour Force Survey (LFS) ahead of its annual Disabled Workers’ conference which shows the differences in employment, unemployment and earnings between disabled and non-disabled workers. We have set out some key findings below. The government manifesto commitment to halve the employment gap, which would mean 63 per…

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Work dress codes, high heels, and patent sexism

Scarlet Harris

12 May 2016, by in Equality

There are so many problems with the story of Nicola Thorp, the London receptionist who was sent home by her agency, Portico, without pay because she refused to wear high heels, it’s hard to know where to begin. From a health and safety perspective, heels are bad for feet, joints and back. Sorry to be the…

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