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What is the four-day working week and how close is the UK to getting it?
Four-day working week

What is the four-day working week and how close is the UK to getting it?

Calls for a four-day working week to boost workers and the planet have grown louder since the Covid-19 pandemic forced greater flexibility on most.

Harass and humiliate: Angela Rayner is the public face of a common workplace experience
Evie Breese

Harass and humiliate: Angela Rayner is the public face of a common workplace experience

Like Angela Rayner, I started wearing trousers to avoid humiliating accusations of unprofessionalism. The impact of this harassment runs deep.

Bankers’ pay outpacing inflation shows the cost of living crisis is ‘not equal’
cost of living crisis

Bankers’ pay outpacing inflation shows the cost of living crisis is ‘not equal’

Average pay dropped significantly in February as the real cost of living continued to accelerate, new figures showed

Rising childcare costs are limiting parents’ ability to work, says Labour
Employment

Rising childcare costs are limiting parents’ ability to work, says Labour

Ramadan: How to support employees, friends and colleagues in the Muslim holy month
Ramadan

Ramadan: How to support employees, friends and colleagues in the Muslim holy month

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Calls for job insecurity to replace unemployment as measure of labour market
Employment

Calls for job insecurity to replace unemployment as measure of labour market

Exclusive: You can’t get a job if you can’t afford the internet, say 9 in 10 Brits
digital inclusion

Exclusive: You can’t get a job if you can’t afford the internet, say 9 in 10 Brits

‘Heartbreaking’ reports from food bank users show mental health impact of poverty
Food banks

‘Heartbreaking’ reports from food bank users show mental health impact of poverty

‘I like the idea of being able to earn a living alone in my glorified shed’
Sam Delaney

‘I like the idea of being able to earn a living alone in my glorified shed’

Universal credit: New sanctions threat sparks fears of poverty and debt after four weeks
welfare system

Universal credit: New sanctions threat sparks fears of poverty and debt after four weeks

How experts think the government should actually be levelling up the country
Levelling Up

How experts think the government should actually be levelling up the country

Universal credit claimants will be forced to apply for more jobs or lose their benefits
Universal Credit

Universal credit claimants will be forced to apply for more jobs or lose their benefits

Changemakers 2022: Workers’ rights
Changemakers 2022

Changemakers 2022: Workers’ rights

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What is hybrid working? Is it the future?
Future of work

What is hybrid working? Is it the future?

I was unemployed for nearly 20 years – mental health support changed my life
Unemployment

I was unemployed for nearly 20 years – mental health support changed my life

Five graphs that show why the world today is so unfair for young people
Future generations

Five graphs that show why the world today is so unfair for young people

What is a right to disconnect and does the UK need one after Covid?
Right to disconnect

What is a right to disconnect and does the UK need one after Covid?

Sunak announces support for working universal credit claimants in Budget speech
Politics

Sunak announces support for working universal credit claimants in Budget speech

Fire and rehire: Government blocks bill to protect workers
Employment

Fire and rehire: Government blocks bill to protect workers

Restaurants banned from keeping tips as government admits minimum wage is not enough
Employment

Restaurants banned from keeping tips as government admits minimum wage is not enough

Record vacancies show Covid jobs boost but some still face ‘tricky autumn’
Employment

Record vacancies show Covid jobs boost but some still face ‘tricky autumn’

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Lorry drivers and nurses offered thousands in bonuses amid staffing crisis
Employment

Lorry drivers and nurses offered thousands in bonuses amid staffing crisis

Sick pay isn’t working… and the ‘pingdemic’ proves it
Opinion

Sick pay isn’t working… and the ‘pingdemic’ proves it

‘Eye-watering’ childcare costs could force parents out of work this summer
Social Justice

‘Eye-watering’ childcare costs could force parents out of work this summer

‘We’re the bedrock of every industry’: Cleaners launch outsourcing protest
Employment

‘We’re the bedrock of every industry’: Cleaners launch outsourcing protest

UK facing ‘recruitment crisis’ with two job seekers for each vacancy
Employment

UK facing ‘recruitment crisis’ with two job seekers for each vacancy

Barry Gardiner: Why legislation is needed to crack down on fire and rehire
Opinion

Barry Gardiner: Why legislation is needed to crack down on fire and rehire

The Covid-19 pandemic has deepened existing inequalities among workers
Opinion

The Covid-19 pandemic has deepened existing inequalities among workers

Youth unemployment at ‘critical moment’ as job market shows recovery signs
Employment

Youth unemployment at ‘critical moment’ as job market shows recovery signs

UK workers in ‘routine’ jobs denied same access to training as ‘higher’ roles
Employment

UK workers in ‘routine’ jobs denied same access to training as ‘higher’ roles

3 ways the new workers’ rights watchdog can be a force for good post-Covid
Employment

3 ways the new workers’ rights watchdog can be a force for good post-Covid

‘Re-skilling has to be top priority’ for Government training plan
Employment

‘Re-skilling has to be top priority’ for Government training plan

‘A living nightmare’: British Gas workers strike over ‘fire and rehire’ plans
Employment

‘A living nightmare’: British Gas workers strike over ‘fire and rehire’ plans

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