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.... The reason is simple: wages have barely budged since the 1970s, which means today’s workers have to work harder to make ends meet. Compare the woman working long hours for minimum wage with the woman working the same hours for $30m a year. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 24th of April 2017 06:00:04 AM
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.... To access the cover they will have to pay a £2 weekly premium, which Uber said it was subsidising. Uber was last year hit by an employment tribunal ruling that its drivers were wrongly classified as self-employed and should be classed as “workers”, a status that would grant them rights to sick pay, holiday pay and a guarantee of the national minimum wage. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... . "Transline must not be allowed to dodge its responsibilities or the back pay it owes for non-payment of the minimum wage at Sports Direct. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... It also creates a moratorium around the business from action by creditors for 10 working days. The move comes after Transline was one of two employment agencies exposed by a 2015 Guardian investigation of paying temporary workers at Sports Direct’s Shirebrook warehouse less than the national minimum wage. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Meanwhile, Labour has announced a 20-point plan to end the "rigged economy" in the workplace. The plan includes giving all workers equal rights from day one; pledges to ban zero-hours contracts; guaranteeing trade unions a right to access workplaces; raising the minimum wage; banning unpaid internships; and amending company takeover rules to protect employees' pensions. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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May vows to protect pensions from 'unscrupulous bosses' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 30th of April 2017 03:59:09 AM
....Meanwhile, Labour has announced a 20-point plan to end the "rigged economy" in the workplace. The plan includes giving all workers equal rights from day one; pledges to ban zero-hours contracts; guaranteeing trade unions a right to access workplaces; raising the minimum wage; banning unpaid internships; and amending company takeover rules to protect employees' pensions. ...
Uber to offer UK drivers sickness cover in return for £2-a-week fee image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 12:51:55 PM
.... To access the cover they will have to pay a £2 weekly premium, which Uber said it was subsidising. Uber was last year hit by an employment tribunal ruling that its drivers were wrongly classified as self-employed and should be classed as “workers”, a status that would grant them rights to sick pay, holiday pay and a guarantee of the national minimum wage. ...
Sports Direct staff supplier Transline faces administration image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 03:57:01 PM
.... . "Transline must not be allowed to dodge its responsibilities or the back pay it owes for non-payment of the minimum wage at Sports Direct. ...
Sports Direct agency Transline preparing for insolvency image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 10:49:04 AM
.... It also creates a moratorium around the business from action by creditors for 10 working days. The move comes after Transline was one of two employment agencies exposed by a 2015 Guardian investigation of paying temporary workers at Sports Direct’s Shirebrook warehouse less than the national minimum wage. ...
Theresa May promises personal tax allowance will go up to woo working-class voters image
....” . The number of employees earning the minimum wage in Britain will double to more than 10 per cent of the UK workforce by 2020 it has been warned. ...
The new status symbol: it’s not what you spend – it’s how hard you work image
.... The reason is simple: wages have barely budged since the 1970s, which means today’s workers have to work harder to make ends meet. Compare the woman working long hours for minimum wage with the woman working the same hours for $30m a year. ...
BHS crash sets trend for a chain of closures on UK high streets image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of April 2017 03:00:17 PM
.... “Profit margins are under pressure from the constant discounting and price reductions which are needed to cope with stiff competition. On top of this, costs are problematic, thanks to increases in business rates in the UK and minimum wage hikes in both countries. ...
Sports Direct breaks into US market image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 08:32:02 AM
.... . Sports Direct has attracted controversy in the UK after coming under fire over zero hours contracts and the disclosure that staff at a warehouse were paid less than the minimum wage. ...
With a whiff of sulphur, George Osborne was gone – but for how long? | Polly Toynbee image
.... This month over £12bn benefit cuts fall on the low-paid, the sick and disabled. His raising of the minimum wage barely touches what he took away in tax credits within universal credit, in benefit freezes, and in ever rising bars to qualify for anything. ...
George Osborne: history will not be kind to a man whose flaws led to Brexit image
.... There would be fresh cuts in spending by government departments and £12bn of additional welfare cuts in order to put the public finances back in the black by the end of the parliament. Osborne softened the blow by announcing a souped-up national minimum wage and outlining plans to create a “northern powerhouse”. ...
Forget driverless tech – white-van man will keep on trucking | John Naughton image
.... One of the reasons the automation of jobs is happening so slowly at the moment is that, in important market segments, low wages make human employees cheap. Why invest in expensive, dextrous robots if you can have people on zero-hours contracts and pay them the minimum wage?. ...
White van nation: meet the drivers behind the on-demand economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of April 2017 06:00:17 AM
.... DPD made the news recently after claims its drivers were charged £150 a day if they could not find their own sick cover. The “horror film” that so unnerved Lucas, a BBC Inside Out investigation, reported findings that drivers delivering Amazon packages were paid well below the minimum wage, once the various costs and fees that fell to them were factored in – sometimes as little as £2. ...
Zero-hours contracts: firms could be forced to pay more for short notice image
....In an interview with the Financial Times (£), Taylor said he was considering a plan to stop employers making workers bear the burden of the risk that they may not be needed. The proposal would see firms told to pay an increased rate above the minimum wage if they called upon workers whose contract requires them to be on standby for work. ...
How Uber conquers a city in seven steps image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 03:19:57 PM
.... The mayor of Portland, Ted Wheeler, saw it differently: “I am very concerned that Uber may have purposefully worked to thwart the city’s job to protect the public,” he told the Times. Uber has also fought hard against giving drivers, who are categorized as contractors, employment rights such as minimum wage, holiday and sick pay. ...
Sports Direct workers' representative faces 'uphill struggle' – union image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 08:37:03 AM
....The appointment of Alex Balacki, 30, follows a tumultuous 16 months for the retailer. This included its billionaire founder, Mike Ashley, being hauled before MPs to be questioned over “Victorian” working conditions at the company’s warehouse, following a Guardian investigation that exposed how workers at the depot were being paid less than the legal minimum wage. ...
Under-fire Barclays chief is probably guilty of behaving like a chump image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 11:01:12 PM
....It’s hard to see life getting easier for retailers any time soon. The apprenticeship levy and the higher national minimum wage are adding to their costs at a time when consumers are highly sensitive to prices rises. ...
Uber contract 'gibberish', says MP investigating gig economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 06:01:33 AM
....”. The employment tribunal ruled that its drivers are “workers”, with the right to holiday pay and the national minimum wage, rather than self-employed contractors. ...
Deliveroo accused of 'creating vocabulary' to avoid calling couriers employees image
....The business models of gig-economy companies such as Deliveroo and taxi app Uber are based on using thousands of self-employed contractors rather than employees – a move that saves them millions of pounds in holiday pay, sick pay and tax. The workers have no right to the minimum wage. ...
MPs urge crackdown on excessive pay to rebuild public trust in business image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 05:30:12 AM
....”. The committee highlighted revelations that workers at Sports Direct were being paid less than the legal minimum wage and the demise of BHS, which cost 11,000 jobs and prompted MPs to declare that the retailer had been subject to “systematic plunder” by former owners Sir Philip Green, Dominic Chappell and their respective “hangers-on”. ...
Asos chief says warehouse conditions are 'great' despite complaints image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 05:13:48 PM
....Unveiling a better than expected 38% surge in sales, Beighton said Asos’s twentysomething shoppers cared about the way their clothes were produced and ethically sourcing its products was “not optional” but a “business imperative”. He said the company had published a list of all its suppliers and put more resources into monitoring the factories it uses around the world in terms of working conditions, health and safety and minimum wage “throughout the supply chain”. ...
The case for a three-day weekend is clear – let’s start planning now | Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley image
.... The two-day weekend, statutory sick pay, maternity and paternity pay are all hard-won rights – they weren’t inevitable. A glance back at the Tories’ reaction to the idea of a minimum wage in the 90s should remind us that regressive forces dismissing an idea is no obstacle to it quickly becoming mainstream. ...
You're hired? New levy and tougher rules signal apprenticeship shakeup image
....However, not all employers share ministers’ enthusiasm. Some feel the levy is simply another burden on top of business rates bills, auto-enrolment pensions and rising minimum wage rates. ...
‘Don’t be apologetic, you’ve nothing to apologise for’ – our work expert responds image
....• I was made redundant by a retail firm just after Christmas. I secured alternative employment as a lab technician on minimum wage for a 37-hour week, and am happier because my work-life balance is restored. ...
Two million workers receive 4% pay rise image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 31st of March 2017 09:17:02 PM
....This means 21 to 24-year-olds will only receive a 1. 4% pay rise, and 18 to 20-year-olds will get a rise of less than 1% - although the minimum wage did rise significantly in October. ...
The UK must not let this Brexit crisis go to waste. Nor must the EU image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 31st of March 2017 01:53:07 PM
.... It is no accident that London was so strongly for remain in the referendum, but its economy has more in common with the crescent of prosperity running through northern Italy, eastern France, the Low Countries and the western Länder of Germany than it does with the rest of the UK. Similarly, free movement of labour has allowed employers to meet extra demand by taking on more staff at the minimum wage or just above, rather than by investing. ...
Hammond was right to raise tax for self-employed, inquiry to say image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 29th of March 2017 01:13:37 PM
....This month, the Guardian revealed how DPD and UK Mail both charge their self-employed couriers if they are sick and cannot find cover. Hermes and Uber both require drivers to pay for their own vehicles, including fuel, hire and insurance, with no minimum guaranteed earnings, which in some cases has seen workers taking home below the national minimum wage. ...
Uber to shut down Denmark operation over new taxi laws image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 01:36:28 PM
.... Its drivers have been physically attacked in Paris, where two of its most senior European executives were also put on trial on charges of running an illegal transport service. Courts in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium and the Netherlands have banned Uber’s low-cost UberPop service, which uses non-professional drivers, while an employment tribunal in London ruled its licensed drivers should be classed as workers with access to the minimum wage, sick pay and paid holidays. ...
Sports Direct workers paid less than minimum wage yet to get back pay image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 10:15:04 AM
. Scores of Sports Direct workers who were found to have been paid less than the minimum wage are yet to receive the back pay owed for their shifts. ...
Deliveroo riders plan legal action over employment rights image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 04:37:56 PM
. A group of Deliveroo couriers is planning legal action against the food delivery firm to claim better employment rights including the minimum wage, sick pay and holiday. ...
Populism is the result of global economic failure image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 01:23:10 PM
....James Montier and Philip Pilkington, of the global investment firm GMO, say that the system which arose in the 1970s was characterised by four significant economic policies: the abandonment of full employment and its replacement with inflation targeting; an increase in the globalisation of the flows of people, capital and trade; a focus on shareholder maximisation rather than reinvestment and growth; and the pursuit of flexible labour markets and the disruption of trade unions and workers’ organisations. To take just the last of these four pillars, the idea was that trade unions and minimum wages were impediments to an efficient labour market. ...
Thought Mike Ashley was hard to work for? Meet Jennifer Hardy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 07:00:24 AM
.... But the history between the pair should ensure that relations remain frosty this week when Hardy is back in front of the same committee, now probing the future world of work. Hardy will no doubt have to talk through the way Transline has now refined some of its more controversial practices, including paying staff less than the minimum wage and the infamous “strikes” policy, where managers could sack workers for six “offences” such as spending too long in the toilet. ...
Pret a Manger to pay work experience recruits after criticism of unpaid scheme image
....com/dDzZWpbAOm. The minimum wage is £4 an hour for under 18s and £5. ...
Cycle courier wins holiday pay battle image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 12:17:29 PM
....He argued that while at the firm, he was a "worker" as defined by the Employment Rights Act. Under the act, workers are entitled to basic rights including holiday pay and the national minimum wage. ...
Call for 'decently paid' maternity leave image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 12:18:17 AM
....That was nearly three times the EU minimum requirement of 14 weeks, a statement said. The TUC argues that statutory maternity pay should be at least as much as the minimum wage so mothers do not have to return to work prematurely. ...
Britain trails most of Europe on maternity pay, says TUC image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 12:01:18 AM
....”. The TUC is campaigning for the government to increase statutory maternity pay and maternity allowance, which is for the lowest-paid women, to the level of the minimum wage. ...
1,100 Jones Bootmaker jobs at risk as private equity deal collapses image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 07:39:45 PM
....Specialist footwear retailers have been under pressure in recent years as clothing chains such as New Look and H&M have increased the number of shoes and boots they sell. Last year’s relatively mild winter, which has led to lower sales of higher-priced boots, and increases in business rates and the legal minimum wage have added to pressure on the industry. ...
Shoe retailer Brantano goes into administration with 1,000 jobs at risk image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 05:41:07 PM
....”. All retailers are under pressure from rising costs because of increases in business rates, the introduction of a minimum wage for over-25s and the fall in the value of the pound against the dollar, the currency in which many products are bought on the wholesale market. ...
What everyone assumes about rights in the gig economy is wrong | Jason Moyer-Lee image
.... The lack of employment rights, and the total impunity with which companies have been allowed to act, is nothing short of astounding. A prime example is the case of the courier firm Hermes, which has been accused of abusive practices and failing to pay the minimum wage. ...
Sir Ian McKellen and Susan Sarandon back Picturehouse cinema boycott image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 07:00:28 AM
....”. Picturehouse defended its pay structure in a statement on its website: “For many years, Picturehouse Cinemas has paid its front-of-house customer service staff well above minimum wage. ...
London cycle courier 'was punished for refusing work after eight hours in cold' image
....Andrew Boxer is the latest to take on the battle to be classified as a “worker” rather than an independent contractor. As a contractor for Excel, a courier company that was taken over by rival firm CitySprint last October, Boxer is not entitled to the national minimum wage, holiday pay, sickness benefit or a pension. ...
UK wages will soon lag behind prices – will the Bank take action? | Larry Elliott image
.... A combination of a rebound in oil prices and the fall in the pound since the EU referendum has resulted in a steady increase in inflation since the middle of last year, and there are more price rises in the pipeline. Competition between retailers will help keep inflation in check but the double whammy from energy prices and sterling could hardly have come at a worse time, since businesses are already having to cope with a higher minimum wage, pension auto-enrolment and the apprenticeship levy. ...
UK retailers have cut 'nearly 4,000 staff' ahead of new national minimum wage rate image
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PM backs plans to overhaul workers' rights to reflect gig ecomomy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 12:25:37 AM
....The question has led to a number of high-profile court cases in recent months. In October, Uber lost a landmark employment tribunal case brought by drivers, who said the stringent conditions placed on their work by the taxi hailing app company meant they were not self-employed, but employees who were entitled to minimum wage and sick pay. ...
UK Mail driver who was unable to work after car accident charged £800 image
.... He said he typically worked five 12-hour days each week which, after expenses, saw him earn the equivalent under £7 an hour. The national minimum wage for over-24s is £7. ...
A ‘jobs miracle’ that leaves millions worse off | Observer editorial image
.... Yet since fees were introduced in 2013, the cost of doing this is prohibitive for many low-paid workers, denying them access to justice. There has been far too little proactive enforcement of minimum wage legislation in social care, retail, logistics and low-value manufacturing, where there are large numbers employed on rates below the minimum wage. ...
Seven ways to teach your kids about money image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 06:30:31 AM
.... Getting a first job is a financial rite of passage and often a horrible one, not least because teenagers often embrace it with such innocent enthusiasm. It is heartbreaking to watch their good cheer melt away as they are faced with less than minimum wages, long hours and grumpy customers and employers. ...
Scotland's exam body promises living wage after £6 hourly rate revealed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 02:59:31 PM
....Scotland’s examinations agency has promised it will now pay thousands of exam invigilators the living wage after repeated criticisms of its allegedly lax payments policy. The Scottish Qualifications Authority, which runs the country’s state school exam system, has been under intense pressure after invigilators accused it of breaching minimum wage legislation and Scottish government living wage policy. ...
Too many firms game the system. They should be transforming lives  | Aditya Chakrabortty image
....When I met Colin again a couple of weeks ago, he’d just begun the apprenticeship. It paid just above the minimum wage and, more importantly, the work was secure: 35 hours a week for 13 months. ...
Employment agency at centre of Sports Direct scandal axed by Amazon image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 07:52:39 PM
....Transline Group, one of the employment agencies at the centre of the Sports Direct scandal, has been axed from supplying temporary warehousing staff to Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer. Transline workers deployed in five of Amazon’s 12 UK warehouses are to be transferred to two rival employment agencies over the coming days and weeks in the latest blow to the recruitment group that was exposed by the Guardian in December 2015 for failing to pay its workers at Sports Direct the national minimum wage. ...
Ivy restaurant spin-off accused of hogging service charge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 03:08:46 PM
....30 an hour in “commission” on top of the £7. 20 an hour minimum wage no matter how much is collected from the service charge, according to staff and the Unite union. ...
Why is John Lewis tightening its belt? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 07:16:34 AM
....So why is John Lewis reducing payouts to its workers, known as “partners” as they jointly own the business?. The introduction of the new minimum wage for over 25s – “the national living wage” – has increased costs for all retailers. ...
No rights, more tax: this is Conservative ‘fairness’ for the self-employed | Frances O’Grady image
.... Think of the hairdressers, warehouse workers and construction workers who are forced into self-employment by their employers for tax purposes. They could miss out on the minimum wage, holiday pay, job security and family-friendly rights. ...
Tesco to pay back thousands of underpaid staff image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 11:24:00 AM
....". Business minister Margot James said Tesco's announcement showed the government's "approach to the enforcement of the minimum wage is clearly working". ...
Tesco to pay out nearly £10m to staff after payroll errors image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 10:56:20 AM
....Tesco is to reimburse 140,000 current and former staff members a total of £9. 7m after payroll errors meant they were paid below the national minimum wage. ...
Sports Direct's move to put worker on board branded 'PR exercise' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 09:38:42 AM
....”. The Guardian’s investigation exposed how Sports Direct was failing to pay workers the minimum wage at its Shirebrook warehouse in Derbyshire after harsh financial deductions for clocking in slightly late and being forced to go through unpaid searches at the end of each shift. ...
No pay rise for 15 years, IFS warns UK workers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 08:57:23 AM
....”. Resolution calculates that a single person working full time on the minimum wage – earning £13,150 – will be £380 worse off by 2020. ...
Philip Hammond’s budget – our writers give their views | Polly Toynbee, Zoe Williams, Frances Ryan, Faiza Shaheen and Kate Maltby image
.... In reality, it’s a sticking plaster for a gaping wound. Hammond claiming people are “enjoying the security and dignity of work”, while offering a token rise in the national minimum wage, ignored the scandal of in-work poverty, and the nurses and shop staff working full-time but increasingly enduring evictions and food banks. ...
Philip Hammond urged to pause cut in benefits for widowed parents image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 09:00:38 AM
....It came after the Guardian received correspondence from widowed parents after reporting on Harrington’s comments. Kirsten – who describes herself as Fred’s mum on Twitter – said that she was working part-time on minimum wage to support her child. ...
Sick Parcelforce couriers can be charged up to £250 if they can't find cover image
....Last week the ride-hailing app Uber was granted the right to appeal against an employment tribunal ruling that its drivers were not self-employed, but were workers. If upheld, it will mean Uber must pay the minimum wage, sick pay and holiday pay. ...
NHS trust may use Uber taxis to transfer non-emergency patients image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 09:10:37 AM
.... Nothing short of an emergency injection of cash in the budget, followed by the sustained and realistic funding of health and care will be enough. “The government must also ensure that all companies that win care contracts don’t exploit staff and pay at the very least the minimum wage. ...
Ending free movement from EU is no 'quick fix' for low wages, Lords say image
....“The restoration of national control over EU migration may not therefore deliver a reduction in overall net migration. Further reducing EU migration is unlikely to provide a quick fix for low wages, since factors such as the national minimum wage, national living wage and inflation are more significant in driving or impeding real wage growth for low earners. ...
No bed of roses image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 01:12:42 AM
....". While discussions about a minimum wage are continuing within the horticulture sector, Stephen Oburo from the Federation of Kenyan Employers, an affiliate of Kenya's Labour Ministry, claims that the onus should be shifted to employees rather than employers in order to exercise fair workers' rights. ...
Memo to bosses: expect zero loyalty from your zero-hours workers | Barbara Ellen image
.... The oft-trumpeted flexibility has never been an advantage to people who need full-time, guaranteed work, many of whom have families to support. Nor does it let employers off the ethical hook about the disgraceful dearth of workers’ rights and protections, such as a minimum wage, holiday pay and sick pay. ...
Uber is smart, simple and seductive. But should we still be using it? image
....There are Uber drivers who would beg to differ, including the 80 who submitted testimonies to Frank Field MP. Many argued that the fee they take home amounts to less than the minimum wage after deducting costs, and that once they’ve shelled out for a new car using a loan purchase agreement, they’re effectively trapped into driving for Uber, even if it unilaterally drops the prices it pays them. ...
Sick DPD couriers face £150 charge if unable to find cover image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 07:39:12 PM
....”. There is growing concern at Westminster that workers in the gig economy are missing out on important protections, including the minimum wage, sick pay and holiday pay. ...
Rosa Monckton: Let learning disabled work below minimum wage image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 01:55:05 PM
. People with learning disabilities should be allowed to work for less than the minimum wage, says Rosa Monckton, a close friend of Princess Diana. ...
Police say they were 'authorized by McDonald's' to arrest protesters, suit claims image
....Police claimed they had “authorization from the president of McDonald’s” to arrest protesting fast food workers, according to a civil rights lawsuit filed on Wednesday against the city of Memphis, Tennessee. The suit alleges that local police engaged in a “widespread and illegal campaign of surveillance and intimidation” against a local chapter of the Fight for $15 fast-food worker organization as it campaigned for an increase in the minimum wage and union rights for fast food workers. ...
Boots, Walkers crisps and Greggs cost cutting puts 1,400 UK jobs at risk image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 04:15:37 PM
.... Roger Whiteside, chief executive of Greggs, said the changes were part of a strategic plan that had been put in place more than a year ago when costs were falling. But he did acknowledge the changes would help offset rising costs resulting from the introduction of the new minimum wage for over-25s, the apprenticeship levy and increases in commodities such as dairy goods and meat. ...
‘Buy for Uni’ mortgage turns students into landlords image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 09:28:35 AM
.... After the three- or five-year term, when the student will have graduated, it is expected to change into a more traditional mortgage. Unlikely as it is that minimum wage shifts in the students’ union bar will cover the repayments, the student instead becomes a landlord, earning money from the spare rooms by renting them out. ...
'I never felt it was mine' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 12:17:45 AM
....". Mr Elliott, who was against the introduction of the minimum wage because he views it as a brake on productivity, says it is wrong for generations of UK politicians to think that everyone should do well in school and get lots of qualifications. ...
UK workers' wages fell 1% a year between 2008 and 2015, TUC says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 12:01:43 AM
....”. The UK’s lowest-paid workers are also the target of a government campaign, launched on Monday, to increase awareness of the national living wage and minimum wage as well as encouraging employees to check whether they were being paid properly. ...
When will Britons get a pay rise? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 03:05:50 PM
.... Alongside the office worker who hopes to be a manager someday, there are the gig economy workers developing apps, possibly earning very little in the hope of a stellar payout in the future. There are the Deliveroo and Uber drivers and the care workers stuck on the minimum wage. ...
'The pips are squeaking!' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 09:44:16 PM
.... . "My own personal wage is way below minimum wage," he explains, "and has been at the same level for almost five years, just £4 per hour. ...
Rate debate image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 08:58:04 AM
....Australia's conservative government did not oppose the changes, but Opposition Leader Bill Shorten - a one-time union leader - said they were "a kick in the guts". Australia has one of the highest minimum wages in the world, A$17. ...

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