From the TUC

links for 2009-01-16

16 Jan 2009, by in Web links

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear! The Daily Mirror's program to beat the credit crunch has fallen for the ludicrous 'stop new red tape' demand. I thought the sheer laughability of the small business call to put off giving parents of older children the right to ask for flexible working as a major contribution to…

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links for 2009-01-13

13 Jan 2009, by in Web links

Liberal Conspiracy » Malcolm Gladwell and the social mobility white paper Sunder Katwala on Malcolm Gladwell's latest book, Outliers, and social mobility. (tags: liberalconpiracy) welfare reform newspeak The Guardian reports that the long term unemployed will be "compelled to take part in volunteering" – a whole new meaning for the verb to volunteer. Guardian redundancy…

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links for 2009-01-09

09 Jan 2009, by in Web links

More than five million people are working unpaid overtime in the UK Unpaid overtime working is now up to a record value of £26.9bn annually, taking the TUC's Work Your Proper Hours Day 2009 up to 27 February. Fear of job loss in the downturn is contributing to this increase, but it may be putting…

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#4 Do the Super-Rich matter?

07 Sep 2008, by in Economics, Society & Welfare

It’s the controversy that is becoming symbolic of a wider debate about the future direction of the UK. Should we be ‘intensely relaxed’ about the super-rich, as Peter Mandelson claimed? Or are they symptomatic of something fundamentally wrong with Britain? Do the Super-Rich Matter? forensically analyses the impact the wealthiest are having on our wellbeing.…

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