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Putting recession into context – our first monthly report

18 Nov 2008, by in Economic Reports, Economics, Labour market, Working Life

Today we launched our first Recession Report. This monthly series will provide ongoing analysis of labour market trends and forecasts, and provide some of the facts behind the headlines. It will also consider how the recession is impacting upon particular policy areas, and in the November edition we provide a focus on vulnerable employment.

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48 hour week key vote soon

04 Nov 2008, by in Working Life

I was saddened to read the FT story that shows that the Government still does not quite “get” the case for the Working Time Directive. The Employment Committee of the European Parliament is meeting today to discuss a report that includes the end of the so-called individual opt-outs from the 48 hour limit on average weekly…

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Financial crisis leads to Conservative attack on workplace rights

12 Oct 2008, by in Economics, Labour market, Politics, Working Life

I thought this would happen just not so soon.  Those ‘compassionate conservatives’ are already using the threat of recession to argue for a reduction in workplace rights.  This is no backbench fundamentalist sounding off. It’s a major intervention by Mark Prisk who is, apparently, the Shadow Business Secretary and Chris Grayling, Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary.  Prisk, in…

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