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....”. Learndirect said: “Levy apprenticeships [employer-owned apprenticeships] are delivered by Learndirect Apprenticeships Limited, an independent business. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... The Finnish company sold its loss-making mobile devices division to Microsoft in 2013 to focus on its telecoms network equipment business. Now a group of former Nokia executives, backed by private equity, have formed a new company called HMD Global and bought back their former employer’s feature phone business from Microsoft, aiming to bring the Nokia handset brand back to its former glory with a range of new smartphones. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... It also offers staff on-site fitness centres, an array of healthy food options, financial planning advice, substantial parental leave entitlements, medical support and complementary therapies as well as personal development and learning opportunities tailored to individuals’ interests. Expedia, which was recently voted the best employer for work-life balance in the UK according to Glassdoor, also offers employees some impressive perks, including a travel allowance of between £6,000 and £10,000. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....On an annual salary of £25,000 a year that is £30 a month, and at £30,000 it’s £67 a month. These payments are automatically handled by employers, unless graduates are self employed. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....I’m crying as I write this. My employer has made bigger profits again this year but my salary is only minimum wage. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... That decision drastically changed the nature of the EBA – from being based on the assumption it would be ongoing until renegotiated; to being able to be terminated during the bargaining process and threatening to put workers back on award rate conditions. The ALP’s employment spokesperson, Brenan O’Connor, gave a speech to the Sydney Institute earlier this month in which he pledged to end the ability of employers to follow this “nuclear option”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... He has been doing all right for himself and could have decided to continue living in lucrative obscurity. Instead, Daniels has decided to sue his former employers for a bonus – running into hundreds of thousands of pounds – that he says he should have received for hitting performance targets. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....For a 45-year-old worker with nothing in savings this represents the opportunity to increase retirement income by 25 per cent on top of the state pension, according to calculations by Fidelity. The most important factor is to take advantage of employer saving schemes that essentially donate free money towards a worker's retirement. ... [Read full article on Daily Express ]
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....Stephen Joseph, chief executive of the Campaign for Better Transport, says: “Other countries think that having a good public transport network isn’t just for the users; it has wider benefits. In France they have an employers’ payroll tax, and in Germany local sales and fuel taxes, so that the burden of paying for the benefit of public transport is shared. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... "For those still with some years to go before they retire, there’s a chance to make more of the time available left to save. “Maximising contributions to take advantage of any employer contributions on offer as well as the help available from tax relief makes sense, as does ensuring your pension money is invested to take a level of risk that you’re comfortable with, but that will give you a chance of decent growth. ... [Read full article on Daily Express ]
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UK is briefly in the black – but fixing the public finances will take time | Larry Elliott image
.... He has been doing all right for himself and could have decided to continue living in lucrative obscurity. Instead, Daniels has decided to sue his former employers for a bonus – running into hundreds of thousands of pounds – that he says he should have received for hitting performance targets. ...
Is it time for Labor to challenge the hands-off approach to industrial relations | Greg Jericho image
.... That decision drastically changed the nature of the EBA – from being based on the assumption it would be ongoing until renegotiated; to being able to be terminated during the bargaining process and threatening to put workers back on award rate conditions. The ALP’s employment spokesperson, Brenan O’Connor, gave a speech to the Sydney Institute earlier this month in which he pledged to end the ability of employers to follow this “nuclear option”. ...
How YOUR pension has HALVED over the last 10 years, shock new figures image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 21st of August 2017 01:30:00 PM
.... "For those still with some years to go before they retire, there’s a chance to make more of the time available left to save. “Maximising contributions to take advantage of any employer contributions on offer as well as the help available from tax relief makes sense, as does ensuring your pension money is invested to take a level of risk that you’re comfortable with, but that will give you a chance of decent growth. ...
Getting to grips with a £32,220 student debt – and how you can lighten the load image
....On an annual salary of £25,000 a year that is £30 a month, and at £30,000 it’s £67 a month. These payments are automatically handled by employers, unless graduates are self employed. ...
Better subsidies would make rail fares more affordable … just in time for Brexit image
....Stephen Joseph, chief executive of the Campaign for Better Transport, says: “Other countries think that having a good public transport network isn’t just for the users; it has wider benefits. In France they have an employers’ payroll tax, and in Germany local sales and fuel taxes, so that the burden of paying for the benefit of public transport is shared. ...
Learndirect owners still winning government-approved contracts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of August 2017 09:27:48 PM
....”. Learndirect said: “Levy apprenticeships [employer-owned apprenticeships] are delivered by Learndirect Apprenticeships Limited, an independent business. ...
Nokia 8 hopes to beat Apple and Samsung with 'bothie', a new version of the selfie image
.... The Finnish company sold its loss-making mobile devices division to Microsoft in 2013 to focus on its telecoms network equipment business. Now a group of former Nokia executives, backed by private equity, have formed a new company called HMD Global and bought back their former employer’s feature phone business from Microsoft, aiming to bring the Nokia handset brand back to its former glory with a range of new smartphones. ...
How you can build up a £100,000 pension pot from NOTHING even in your FORTIES image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of August 2017 03:02:00 PM
....For a 45-year-old worker with nothing in savings this represents the opportunity to increase retirement income by 25 per cent on top of the state pension, according to calculations by Fidelity. The most important factor is to take advantage of employer saving schemes that essentially donate free money towards a worker's retirement. ...
From standup comedy classes to free massages – wellness at work goes mainstream image
.... It also offers staff on-site fitness centres, an array of healthy food options, financial planning advice, substantial parental leave entitlements, medical support and complementary therapies as well as personal development and learning opportunities tailored to individuals’ interests. Expedia, which was recently voted the best employer for work-life balance in the UK according to Glassdoor, also offers employees some impressive perks, including a travel allowance of between £6,000 and £10,000. ...
Advertise all UK jobs with flexible working to tackle pay gap – report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of August 2017 05:26:47 AM
.... She argued that companies should be made to disclose how pay rates vary by ethnicity, while ministers have promised to take action on the gender pay gap in the public and private sectors. All employers with more than 250 staff will have to publicly report their gender pay gap from next year. ...
City 'haemorrhaging' talent because of Brexit, says headhunter image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of August 2017 11:01:08 PM
....The Bank of England asked 400 banks, insurers and major fund managers to provide details of their Brexit plans by 14 July. While the Bank has not published details of each firm’s plans, some major employers have started to reveal how they will respond. ...
Young graduates reluctant to move for new jobs, says thinktank image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of August 2017 11:01:08 PM
....The unwillingness of young graduates to move from their home regions is behind a marked drop in Britain’s labour mobility since the turn of the millennium, a thinktank has said. A study by the Resolution Foundation showed that the share of the population prepared to switch both region and employer in 2016 had fallen from 0. ...
State pension CHAOS: Savers fearing poverty and many don't even KNOW when they can retire image
....Darren Philp, director of policy and market engagement at the provider, said savers must do basic planning for retirement, including calculations about how much income will be needed. Savers should also look to increase contributions to pay in what they can afford and maximise employer contributions. ...
New pension research: Is this really a golden era for retirement? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 13th of August 2017 10:29:00 AM
....Young people now graduate tens of thousands of pounds in debt and have to borrow huge sums to get onto the property ladder, while incomes slide in real terms and the jobs market becomes more unstable. The Government-backed auto-enrolment scheme will give millions of lower-paid workers a company pension for the first time, including an employer top-up and tax relief, but Newman says it is not enough on its own: “Saving the bare minimum will not guarantee the next wave of retirees will have such strong incomes. ...
Gloom for Asda as it posts worst results this century image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 13th of August 2017 06:00:06 AM
....Mears of course disagreed. It said: “Every employer in the UK has a legal responsibility to ensure that employees working in dusty or otherwise potentially hazardous environments are properly protected, and in recent years employers have been prosecuted for failing to fulfil this duty. ...
Vanishing app: Snapchat struggles as Facebook bites back image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of August 2017 05:40:23 PM
.... It turned the app from a photo messaging service, still (unfairly) saddled with the brand image of teen sexting, to a fully fledged social network. In the process, it also managed to appeal to users who had grown up wary of posting images to services which catalogue and archive them indefinitely: no employer will find incriminating Snapchat stories from a decade ago, and no date will scroll through a year’s worth of pictures to spy on ex-lovers. ...
Mass tourism is at a tipping point – but we’re all part of the problem | Martin Kettle image
.... But the number of people wanting to visit such places is rising all the time, fed by greater global prosperity, cheaper air travel and increased overall provision of hotels worldwide. Tourism is now the largest employer on the planet. ...
REVEALED: The retirees with the best pensions in Britain - do you make the list?  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 10th of August 2017 11:50:00 AM
.... Britons who are men, born in 1950 and married have typically hit the retirement jackpot. People born in the 1950s have benefitted from the generous final salary employer pensions, which were at their height in the 1970s to early 1990s. ...
Sing sing: prison choir connects local employers to former offenders image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of August 2017 05:53:10 AM
....In a brightly lit loft above the chapel of HMP Birmingham, singer Julianne Bastock is asking local business people to miaow up and down a musical scale. There are nervous smiles among the smartly dressed men and women who have come to see for themselves how a scheme to run choirs in prisons can help tackle reoffending rates and connect former prisoners with employers. ...
Employment statistics tell skewed story about UK jobs market Katie Allen image
.... In fact, they are worse off after adjusting for inflation. The problem is that, while employers bemoan skills shortages and have a near-record number of vacancies to fill, average wages are barely growing. ...
Only governments can stem the tide of tourism sweeping the globe | Elizabeth Becker image
.... It is an $8tn industry. It is the largest employer on Earth: one in 11 people works in tourism and travel. ...
Path internships show government is on the wrong track | Greg Jericho image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 5th of August 2017 10:14:46 PM
....This is the program that involves unemployed people under the age of 25 getting an extra $200 a fortnight for doing an internship for four to 12 weeks of between 15-25 hours a week. The employer of this intern gets $1,000, and does not actually pay the intern. ...
Student loans: graduates still face cash grabs of £300 a month image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 5th of August 2017 06:00:04 AM
.... I moved to Australia permanently three years ago and immediately let the SLC know. I now have to go through a painful reassessment of my income every six months – it requires my last six months’ pay slips, a letter from my employer confirming my pay and a copy of my contract. ...
How Britain fell out of love with the free market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 4th of August 2017 05:00:34 AM
Addison Lee suffers latest defeat in legal row over gig economy rights image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of August 2017 04:39:33 PM
....Its general secretary, Jason Moyer-Lee, said: “As if we needed any more evidence, today’s judgment once again proves our point. The law is clear, and employers in the so-called gig economy have been choosing to unlawfully deprive their workers of rights. ...
Free childcare to DOUBLE for parents from September - Government announce image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 31st of July 2017 03:13:00 PM
....However, you can't use tax-free childcare if you're claiming childcare vouchers, universal credit, working tax credit or child tax credit. Childcare vouchers are when a parents' employer helps with costs, with up to £55 that can be taken. ...
Millions of women hit by pensions gender gap  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 30th of July 2017 11:20:00 AM
....The new governmentbacked pensions auto-enrolment scheme is widely seen as a success in giving 7. 6 million low-paid workers a company pension for the first time, with tax relief and employer top-ups. ...
Bosses are failing to honour minimum pay laws, warns Britain’s job market tsar image
....Far too many companies are getting away with breaking the law over the wages they pay, the government’s adviser on employment abuses has said. Sir David Metcalf, director of labour market enforcement, signalled he wanted tougher action against employers who underpay, and more resources to catch those breaching the law. ...
Capita told graduates to pay £21,000 for leaving unpaid training scheme image
....The company also demands that trainees pay up to £20,000 if they leave during the training or the first two years of work. A spokeswoman for FDM said: “The professional training we provide is a major financial investment in our people and in line with employers who invest in their people, we have clauses in our contracts that look to recoup the cost of training with a cap of £20,000 if a person leaves during training or the first two years of consulting. ...
BBC women let pay gap happen, review co-chair says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of July 2017 03:18:53 PM
....But last year, a study found that men and women ask for pay increases at the same rate, seemingly debunking this claim. Using data from 4,600 Australian workers across more than 800 employers, the study from the University of Wisconsin in the US and the University of Warwick and Cass Business School in the UK found “no difference” in the likelihood of asking. ...
'Disgusting and astonishing': how do the UK's top 1% view tax avoidance? image
....This respondent’s most recent full-time job was working for a hedge fund, making £450,000-£600,000 per year:. Whilst working for an investment bank that was part of a major UK bank, I was offered the choice to get paid via dividends from a Jersey-registered company but turned it down – which annoyed them, since they would have saved on employer’s national insurance. ...
Victory on employment tribunal fees: this is what justice feels like | Jason Moyer-Lee image
.... For years they did not have written employment contracts despite having requested these on numerous occasions and were not always paid on time for the work they did; sometimes pay packets would be missing hundreds of pounds. Unable to resolve these matters, Julio and Juana joined three of their colleagues in submitting an employment tribunal claim against their employer for various unlawful practices. ...
Capita criticised over unpaid graduate training scheme image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of July 2017 02:47:32 PM
.... “The course is designed to allow the participants to continue undertaking work and other activities outside of the free training. The objective is to bridge the gap between graduate-level experience and the requirements of employers, enabling graduates to overcome barriers and enter a sector with high opportunities for career progression. ...
Ministers vow to end employment tribunal fees after court defeat image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of July 2017 09:11:45 AM
....Unison’s general secretary, Dave Prentis, said it was a major victory for employees. “Unscrupulous employers no longer have the upper hand,” he said. ...
How to beat summer holiday childcare costs as prices soar 50 per cent image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of July 2017 08:11:00 AM
....50 a week for one child and £210 a week for two or more children. Additionally, parents who get childcare vouchers from their employer may also be able to get some money for childcare costs through tax credits as well. ...
Jimmy Choo auctioned off to US fashion brand Michael Kors for £900m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of July 2017 08:00:16 AM
.... Choo sold his 50% stake in 2001 and Mellon departed in 2011 when JAB Luxury bought the firm for more than £500m. After a somewhat acrimonious departure, Mellon last year unsuccessfully sued her former employer for millions of pounds in damages claiming it had tried to sabotage her new business, a luxury footwear bearing her own name, by allegedly trying to prevent its suppliers from producing her designs. ...
UK labour market tsar vows to jail rogue bosses image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of July 2017 05:01:01 AM
....”. He also suggested that the full powers of the law had not been used to protect workers, despite numerous official statements that the government has taken abuses by employers seriously. ...
Yes, the gender pay gap rules are flawed. But they’re the best hope of making things better image
.... Unlike the BBC, none will have to give details of everyone earning more than £150,000; that requirement was an odd, and probably politically motivated, condition of the BBC’s charter renewal. But about 9,000 large employers will have to file data on their gender pay gap by April next year. ...
Big, bold … and broken: is the US shopping mall in a fatal decline? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of July 2017 11:00:36 AM
....6m sq ft and is in the midst of expansion. • Based in Bloomington, Minnesota, the mall is the town’s largest employer, with 11,000 workers on average and 13,000 during peak periods. ...
Your state pension in Dorset: £124,000. In Glasgow? £38,000 | Patrick Collinson image
.... Other countries arrange their pensions differently. The French levy hefty social charges on employers, enabling them to pay much higher pensions and earlier than us. ...
The government has got it wrong on pensions | Letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of July 2017 05:14:02 PM
....Jill WallisAston Clinton, Buckinghamshire. • The chancellor says: “When you take into account the very generous contributions that public sector employers pay in for their workers’ very generous pensions… . ...
Boots apologises over morning-after pill pricing row image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of July 2017 01:34:17 PM
.... “This is perfectly proper and lawful treatment. I’ve always found Boots to be an excellent business company, they employ a lot of people in my constituency, they are a valued employer and they’ve always had a strong desire to do the right thing throughout the whole of their long history. ...
Why my ‘gig economy’ review favours gradual change over quick fixes | Mathew Taylor image
.... The aim here is to encourage companies to make an effort to guarantee more hours, thus providing greater security of income to people currently on zero-hours or low-hours contracts. Interestingly, an idea similar to this has just been enacted in New York, where employers will now have to pay a higher wage to people who have had less than two weeks’ notice of their hours. ...
British American Tobacco to acquire Reynolds as activists decry merger image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of July 2017 06:51:28 PM
....For shareholders at Reynolds headquarters in Winston-Salem, the focus was on the end of an era for the American company, despite recent (and historic) criticism of its business. “This would be the last meeting of RAI as an independent entity,” said Virgil Goode, a 70-year-old shareholder who traveled from Rocky Mount, Virginia, for the vote, and praised Reynolds as an employer. ...
Top firms must publish figures on ethnic diversity, says report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of July 2017 05:01:11 AM
....The report by the professional management body the CMI and the British Academy of Management focuses on ethnic diversity at management levels below the boardroom and highlights the importance of the issue following the vote for Brexit. “While uncertainty persists about the outcome of negotiations with the EU, employers in all sectors have to face up to the prospect of reduced access to overseas talent. ...
UK inflation figures will shine light on impact of pound's Brexit slide image
....“With the effects of the lower pound appearing to be fading at the start of the production line, CPI inflation looks to have almost peaked already and we think that it will gradually start to head down towards the 2% target from next year,” she said. “Meanwhile, there are reasons to think that nominal wage growth should start to pick up in the quarters ahead, as higher inflation makes it more difficult for employers to award lower wage rises, a gradual pick-up in productivity growth improves firms’ ability to grant larger pay increases and the past tightening in the labour market leads to at least some strengthening in pay growth. ...
The man who won a landmark legal battle for same-sex pension rights image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 17th of July 2017 06:00:43 AM
....In a unanimous decision, five supreme court justices declared that EU equal employment rights trumped English exceptionalism, and that on Walker’s death his partner, who is now 52, will be entitled to a spouse’s pension of £45,700 a year. The refusal of his former employer, the chemicals company Innospec, to grant his partner the same benefits it would have awarded a wife infuriated Walker. ...
Trump's tax proposal would push US below Greece on inequality index image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 16th of July 2017 11:01:34 PM
....3% of corporations in the US paid no federal income tax. US employers are required to provide zero days of paid maternity leave, while Sweden offers 480 days. ...
Workers’ rights need more protection in the gig economy | Letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 16th of July 2017 04:37:34 PM
.... But what she could do is ensure that the basics of the law and economics are explained to everyone before they start working, preferably at school, so they can assess the viability of an “offer” themselves. Most of these workers are actually not self-employed, so are entitled to holiday pay, statutory sick pay and the other benefits of payrolled employment, while the rates their employers offer are not economically viable as a sole income. ...
Gig economy: Financial advice for the self-employed  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 16th of July 2017 12:01:00 AM
.... . “Reclassifying these workers as employees rather than self-employed would give them far higher protection, including the right to a valuable employer pension contribution. ...
Zero-hours workers won’t be reassured by the Taylor review – I’ve been one | Poppy Noor image
....When I first became a zero-hours contract worker, I found myself in no man’s land. A world where “flexibility” meant the right to lose your job if you weren’t available for a shift; a job that you supposedly didn’t have in the first place because your boss was not actually, legally your employer. ...
One in three Burberry shareholders revolt against executive pay deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of July 2017 03:37:20 PM
....Bailey told shareholders the partnership would let him “redouble my focus on design and creating experiences that will energise the brand”. Gobbetti said he would spend time talking to shareholders, customers and people inside the business around the world, particular outside Asia, where he has been working for Burberry since January due to restrictions under his contract with former employer, the French brand Céline. ...
People who receive financial advice could end up around £40,000 better off image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of July 2017 06:44:00 PM
....The just getting by advised group achieved a similar amount more than their peers who had not had advice, at £39,895 on average. The report recommends that to raise demand for financial advice, there should be a duty on employers to ensure staff automatically enrolled into a workplace pension can access the best information and advice on their pensions. ...
UK interest rates aren't about to rise as real pay slides | Larry Elliott image
....The idea is that falling unemployment changes the balance of power in the labour market. When the jobless total is high, employers are in control because people are desperate to find work or are worried about being made redundant. ...
Pearson picks up $1bn from Penguin – but no treat for investors | Nils Pratley image
.... Insecure zero-hours and short-time contracts have flourished, in part, because it is so easy for a company to help itself to maximum labour flexibility. From the point of view of the employer, the arrangement is costless if all hours are paid at the same rate. ...
May says she will help gig economy workers but fails to pledge new laws image
....Tim Roache, the general secretary of GMB, said the aim of the Taylor review was laudable but that it was a “disappointing missed opportunity”. “Everyone can pay lip service to wanting good quality, well-paid work but employers could offer that right here and now, they simply choose not to,” he said – claiming the exploitation of insecure workers was a deliberate part of company business models. ...
The Taylor review could make things worse for workers. What a surprise | Owen Jones image
....Feeling disappointed by the Tories’ Taylor review would be an act of pure naivety. As a political force, the Tories exist to defend the interests of employers and those with wealth and power. ...
May relaunches premiership with new protections for gig economy workers image
....The review, by the chief executive of the RSA, Matthew Taylor, will suggest measures to help boost the rights of workers for companies such as Uber and Deliveroo, in particular with regard to flexibility and pay. But, echoing the prime minister, he will also warn against any new “national regulation” and say that employers already face high, non-wage costs that should not be increased. ...
Casual work is still the root cause of destitution | Letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of July 2017 05:43:31 PM
.... Around 3,500 people aged 60 and over start an apprenticeship every year. Our research has shown that funding for “adult apprenticeships” has encouraged some employers and training providers to use them to accredit the existing skills of adults, rather than provide them with the training they need to upskill or change occupation. ...
German industry warns UK not to expect help in Brexit negotiations image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of July 2017 08:51:32 AM
....”. And Ingo Kramer, president of the confederation of German employers’ associations (BDA), told the Observer: “The single market is one of the major assets of the EU. ...
Trump's growth problem: jobs boost masks trouble ahead for US economy image
....With the unemployment rate at a 16-year low after 81 consecutive months of growth, goosing a little extra gas out of the economy would mean adding more workers. Labor markets have tightened, and Faucher said the data, and his anecdotal experience, suggests employers are struggling to find skilled workers. ...
Gig economy: now is the time to ease the burden for workers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of July 2017 06:00:16 AM
.... This employment category is plainly being abused by some companies whose workers continue to be told how to behave like regular employees for all practical purposes – their work can be directed down to exact details, including time, hours, place and uniform. The only real difference is that the employer is able to avoid paying employers’ national insurance and pension contributions, and offering protections such as maternity and sick pay. ...
US jobs report shows sharp recovery in June but wage growth remains slow image
....This month’s numbers came as economists have worried that the US economy is struggling to create large numbers of new jobs despite Trump’s promise of “JOBS! JOBS! JOBS!”. US employers added just 138,000 jobs in May, the third month of relatively soft growth in the job market. ...
Gig economy: there's an easy way to end abusive working conditions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of July 2017 09:00:07 PM
.... It should persuade even die-hard enthusiasts for the gig economy that, too often, the label “self-employed” is a grand pretence. Companies free themselves of the obligation to pay employers’ national insurance, pension contributions, and holiday and sick pay. ...
UK business leaders to call for indefinite delay in leaving single market image
....Business leaders are to demand that ministers agree an indefinite delay in Britain’s departure from the European single market and customs union to give more time for talks on a long-term trade deal. In a dramatic escalation of the battle to soften the government’s Brexit strategy, groups representing thousands of UK employers aim to present a united front during a summit at Chevening country house hosted by the Brexit secretary, David Davis. ...
‘Gig workers’ already have rights – all we have to do is enforce them | Jason Moyer-Lee image
.... Of course, just a cursory glance at the level of rights actually enjoyed by couriers and private hire drivers would lead any reasonable person to conclude that indeed the law of the jungle does prevail. However, as a spate of recent tribunal and court cases have shown, despite employers’ decisions to act outside the law, the self-employed plumbers, couriers, and Uber drivers who make up Britain’s modern workforce do have employment rights (including minimum wage): it’s just that no one had enforced these rights. ...
Brexit fears trigger exodus of crucial EU health and social care workforce | Hélène Mulholland image
.... He says that the number of junior doctors applying to come from Europe appears to be unaffected, but recruitment of EU nurses, on which the NHS relies, is “drying up”. “Some of that is because employers don’t feel able to go and recruit, because they can’t answer the questions about leave to remain; some of it is that there aren’t as many people wanting to come because of Brexit [and] because of the value of sterling; and some of it is people not wanting to come because the economies in their own countries are picking up,” he says. ...
Minimum wage for the self-employed, suggests think tank image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 3rd of July 2017 11:03:06 PM
....75 an hour. The Resolution Foundation argues that the test of whether people are really self-employed or simply disguised workers should be whether or not the employer sets the price for the work they do. ...
Bank of England faces first strike in five decades over pay dispute image
.... It balloted 84 members, of whom 95% voted for the strike. The Unite regional officer Mercedes Sanchez said: “Staff at the Bank of England have made their anger clear by voting for strike action due to their employer’s outright refusal to negotiate a fair pay deal for its workforce. ...
Ex-Barclays bankers appear in court image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 3rd of July 2017 03:10:37 PM
....All were bailed to appear at the next hearing on 17 July. That will take place at Southwark Crown Court, where the accused, along with their former employer Barclays PLC, are expected to enter a plea. ...
Skills shortage costs British businesses £2bn a year, survey finds image
....Its survey of 400 firms found 90% had faced difficulties recruiting workers with the required skills in the last 12 months. The findings will add to concerns that employers are already struggling to fill key jobs even before a potential clampdown on immigration once Britain leaves the EU. ...
Bureaucratic block image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of July 2017 11:13:32 PM
.... . Many countries ban employers from discriminating among workers based on characteristics we can't change: whether we're male or female, young or old, gay or straight, black or white. ...
‘I wish you all the best in the world of work’ – our work expert’s final response image
....The jobs I am applying for now are the sort where career progression is expected to be planned for. Should I tell potential new employers that I intend to retrain or keep quiet about it?. ...

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