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. 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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... 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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Workers employed under a contract in which they must always turn up for work even if they don’t want to, are entitled to employment rights including the national living wage, holiday pay and protection against discrimination. They are not, however, guaranteed other benefits including sick pay and maternity leave that employees are entitled to. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Criminal: those who pay significantly below the minimum wage and there are many indicators of forced labour in the way they operate. Dodgy: those who seek to minimise their costs at all levels by underpaying holiday, not paying SSP [statutory sick pay], opt[ing] out of personal accident insurance schemes and so on,” he said. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Susan Sarandon and Sir Ian McKellen are among more than 25 actors and screenwriters urging the public to boycott the Picturehouse cinema chain, and Cineworld who own it, over its workers’ pay and conditions. The 24 cinemas in the Picturehouse chain, which are in cities including Liverpool, Bradford, Oxford and London, sell an upmarket boutique experience to its clientele, who pay up to £16 for tickets while some staff are on zero-hour contracts without sick pay and other benefits such as parental leave. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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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
.... Criminal: those who pay significantly below the minimum wage and there are many indicators of forced labour in the way they operate. Dodgy: those who seek to minimise their costs at all levels by underpaying holiday, not paying SSP [statutory sick pay], opt[ing] out of personal accident insurance schemes and so on,” he said. ...
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. ...
Second cycle courier wins holiday pay at gig economy tribunal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 12:56:13 PM
....Workers employed under a contract in which they must always turn up for work even if they don’t want to, are entitled to employment rights including the national living wage, holiday pay and protection against discrimination. They are not, however, guaranteed other benefits including sick pay and maternity leave that employees are entitled to. ...
Sir Ian McKellen and Susan Sarandon back Picturehouse cinema boycott image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 07:00:28 AM
....Susan Sarandon and Sir Ian McKellen are among more than 25 actors and screenwriters urging the public to boycott the Picturehouse cinema chain, and Cineworld who own it, over its workers’ pay and conditions. The 24 cinemas in the Picturehouse chain, which are in cities including Liverpool, Bradford, Oxford and London, sell an upmarket boutique experience to its clientele, who pay up to £16 for tickets while some staff are on zero-hour contracts without sick pay and other benefits such as parental leave. ...
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. ...
No rights, more tax: this is Conservative ‘fairness’ for the self-employed | Frances O’Grady image
.... At a minimum, we’d expect to see better rights to maternity and paternity pay, and there’s no reason why those changes couldn’t be implemented before next April. There’s also sick pay. ...
The shameless Tories have betrayed the self-employed – and themselves | John Harris image
.... Overnight there was a minor tweetstorm about how, back in 2010, Theresa May greeted Labour plans to raise people’s contributions by 1%: with a look of affected horror, and the claim that “it is Labour’s jobs tax that is going to kill the recovery”. All this goes straight to the Conservatives’ collective soul, and their supposedly deep belief in the frontier spirit of entrepreneurs, lone traders, and anyone else who stands apart from the supposed comfy world of sick pay, company pensions and redundancy rights, and tries somehow to make their own way. ...
'This is grossly unfair': self-employed readers react to NICs increase image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 02:21:03 PM
....I’ll pay more NI overall – probably about £30 to £35 per year I think. It’s said it’s to level the playing field with those in employment but I already lack sick pay, holiday pay, and employer pension contributions and my work can get cancelled at any point with no compensation. ...
Budget tax rise image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 01:40:23 PM
.... This discount also reflects the greater risks the self-employed take. For example, they do not get statutory sick pay if they cannot work owing to illness. ...
Budget 2017: NHS, families, cars - your questions answered image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 05:14:18 PM
....Paul McCabe asks: "How does the rise in NIC for the self-employed bring parity when the employed have access to paid holiday and sickness pay?". In reality there will never be full "parity" between the status of the employed and the self-employed, who don't get unemployment benefit, let alone sick pay or paid holidays. ...
Blood couriers launch case challenging self-employed status image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 05:19:22 PM
....The TDL couriers’ claim for employee status, which was filed on Tuesday at the London central employment tribunal, goes a step further than previous gig-economy cases – against taxi hailing app Uber and courier firm City Sprint – which both successfully argued drivers were officially “workers”. Workers, who are employed under a contract in which they must always turn up for work even if they don’t want to, are entitled to employment rights including the national living wage, holiday pay and protection against discrimination, and may also miss out on other benefits including sick pay and maternity leave. ...
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. ...
High heels row: MPs 'shocked' by women's dress code stories image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 02:21:10 PM
.... . "Quite literally adding insult to injury, she was denied any compensation or sick pay as she wasn't on the payroll for long enough," she added. ...
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. ...
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. ...
Amazon, Deliveroo and Uber 'still viable' with no gig economy workers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 02:32:09 PM
. Amazon, Deliveroo and Uber have admitted their businesses would remain viable if they were no longer allowed to rely on self-employed workers who do not receive sick pay, pensions or a guaranteed minimum wage. ...
Workers' feelings of powerlessness fuelling anger, says jobs tsar image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of February 2017 05:14:03 PM
....Margot James, the employment minister, said Taylor’s review was “hugely important in helping us understand whether employment rights need to change to keep up with the various new ways people can work”. In October the taxi-app company Uber lost a landmark employment tribunal case brought by drivers who demanded to be treated as workers with rights to the minimum wage and sick pay rather than as self-employed contractors. ...
We have the laws for a fairer gig economy, we just need to enforce them image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of February 2017 12:11:25 PM
....It’s like a job, just, you know, an alternative one. It is an alternative to a job with sick pay, holiday pay and protection against unfair dismissal. ...
Hermes facing legal challenge from its self-employed workers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of January 2017 01:26:01 PM
....The possible legal proceedings come after a similar claim was brought successfully against app-based taxi company Uber. Employment judges ruled that self-employed drivers should be classed as workers and therefore have the right to the national living wage, paid holiday and sick pay. ...
Rising retirement age means that smart saving is more important than ever image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 8th of January 2017 12:01:00 AM
.... Just one in 10 Britons has a type of insurance known as income protection, which pays a replacement income lasting until retirement in such cases. For the rest, early illness can be a financial disaster, as statutory sick pay from your employer and state benefi ts, such as the employment and support allowance (ESA) are barely enough to live on. ...
Courier wins holiday pay in key tribunal ruling on gig economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 6th of January 2017 07:39:01 PM
.... Uber, which argues it is a tech company rather than a transport firm, is appealing against the ruling. Dewhurst, who has made deliveries for tCitySprint for more than two years, does not receive a guaranteed wage, sick pay or holiday pay, because the company considers her an independent contractor. ...
Bike courier wins 'gig' economy employment rights case image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 6th of January 2017 06:37:39 PM
....A tribunal found that Maggie Dewhurst, a courier with logistics firm City Sprint, should be classed as a worker rather than self-employed. As a worker, she would be entitled to basic rights including holiday and sick pay and the national living wage. ...
Planning to ditch the job and go it alone in 2017? Here's what you should consider image
.... If you have high fixed costs each month, such as a mortgage, think twice before making the move. Also, bear in mind that consultants do miss out on certain rights and benefits, which could include paid holiday, sick pay, pensions, private health cover and permanent health insurance. ...
'I felt vulnerable': freelancers on the stress of self-employment image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of December 2016 07:00:09 AM
.... James Moss, partner at employment law firm Slate Legal, says: “The self-employed enjoy no statutory employment rights. ” Instead of statutory sick pay, self-employed people who become unable to work thought illness or disability need to apply for employment and support allowance (ESA) – one of those benefits earmarked by the chancellor for cuts. ...
Britain's agency workers underpaid and exploited, thinktank says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 5th of December 2016 12:01:08 AM
.... The loss of earnings rises to 45p an hour for permanent agency workers. Agency workers also lack basic employment rights: they are not entitled to sick pay or parental leave pay, have no notice period and little recourse in the event of dismissal. ...
Gig economy threatens government finances, says May adviser image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of November 2016 09:30:14 AM
.... Last month, Uber, a taxi app relying on 40,000 self-employed drivers, lost an employment tribunal case when judges asserted that drivers should be classed as workers. That could mean Uber must pay national insurance contributions, as well as sick pay and paid holiday. ...
CitySprint courier tells tribunal of fear of receiving less work on refusing jobs image
....Her statement added: “I, like most other cycle couriers, occupy a vulnerable position. The respondent does not guarantee the national minimum wage, provide holiday pay, or sick pay. ...
Uber drivers stage go-slow protest through central London image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 02:55:59 PM
....The action was organised by James Farrar and Yaseen Aslam, who three weeks ago won a crucial employment tribunal verdict that Uber should treat its drivers as workers rather then self-employed. The ruling means drivers should be paid the national minimum wage, receive sick pay and holidays. ...
Ritzy and Picturehouse cinema workers to strike over London living wage image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of November 2016 07:00:12 AM
.... At the Ritzy, workers get regular shifts although these are not guaranteed by their contracts. Staff who have worked less than a year do not get company sick pay. ...
More than 7m Britons now in precarious employment image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of November 2016 01:48:33 PM
.... The taxi company Uber and courier firms Hermes and Yodel are among firms relying on 4. 7 million “self-employed” workers, although Uber recently lost a landmark employment tribunal case when judges ruled that its self-employed drivers should be treated as workers and paid the “national minimum wage”, enjoy paid holidays and get sick pay. ...
Employees £3,500 a year worse off under Tories, says Labour image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of November 2016 12:01:32 AM
....Labour will also focus on the self-employed in the party’s response to the autumn statement, with the shadow work and pensions secretary, Debbie Abrahams, highlighting the gaps in the national insurance framework for freelancers or small business owners, who make up 15% of the workforce. In a speech on Monday, Abrahams will call for changes to the current system in which self-employed workers are not able to gain access to important elements of the social security system, including sick pay and paternity pay, and for the government to tackle the potential pensions black hole because of lower personal pension savings among the self-employed. ...
Deliveroo boss doubled his pay ahead of riders' protest image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of November 2016 03:43:34 PM
.... The bid follows successful protests by riders in the capital who objected to the trial of a new pay structure which would have moved them onto payments per delivery from an hourly rate. As self-employed contractors, Deliveroo couriers are not entitled to the rights available to workers, including sick pay and the national living wage. ...
Amazon drivers admit to speeding due to tight delivery schedule image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of November 2016 10:35:30 AM
....76 an hour in his second week when he worked four days. The BBC said Amazon Logistics required agency drivers to be self-employed, and therefore not entitled to the national minimum wage (for staff under 25) and the national living wage (over 25) or employment rights such as sick pay or holiday pay. ...
Amazon drivers 'work illegal hours' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 11th of November 2016 12:15:14 AM
....". Amazon Logistics requires agency drivers to be self-employed, and therefore not entitled to the minimum wage or employment rights like sick pay or holiday pay. ...
Deliveroo union asks for recognition image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of November 2016 07:00:08 AM
....The Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) has written to Deliveroo’s chief executive asking the firm to recognise it as a union representing riders in one area of London. Currently, the riders are classed as self-employed contractors, and are not entitled to the rights available to workers, including sick pay and the national living wage. ...
Ed Vaizey calls for minimum wage for 'gig economy' self-employed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of November 2016 02:22:47 PM
....”. He said it would not necessarily mean employers having to provide sick pay or holidays, but added: “The minimum wage has effectively taken the place now of tax credits as a statutory intervention to support people on low pay. ...
Uber drivers win key employment case image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 28th of October 2016 01:35:46 PM
.... Uber don't provide us with a car. Holiday and sick pay is perfect, but the minimum wage isn't. ...
Uber employment tribunal: Ruling due in London image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of October 2016 11:05:02 PM
.... . They argued that far from being self-employed, Uber drivers should be classed as workers, which under employment law would entitle them to certain rights, including sick pay. ...
Ministers order HMRC crackdown on ‘gig economy’ firms image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of October 2016 07:49:08 PM
....The minister described the plans in a letter to Labour MP Frank Field, who wrote to Theresa May in the summer asking her to examine claims of false self-employment by couriers for the delivery company Hermes following the Guardian investigation. The growing pressure comes as drivers for the taxi-app company Uber await an employment tribunal verdict on their claim that they should be classed as workers rather than self-employed and so should benefit from the minimum wage, sick pay, holiday pay and pensions. ...
Self-employed 'now earning less than in 1995' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 17th of October 2016 11:00:11 PM
....Some companies have recently been accused of taking advantage of self-employed staff. Taxi app firm Uber is awaiting the outcome of a employment tribunal after two of its drivers claimed it was acting unlawfully by not paying holiday or sick pay. ...
Driver rights image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of October 2016 03:15:18 PM
....An employment tribunal in London has ruled that Uber drivers can be classed as employees - and are not self-employed. Two Uber drivers claimed the company was acting unlawfully by not paying holiday or sick pay. ...
Uber drivers await tribunal verdict on employment status image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of October 2016 05:00:03 AM
. Tens of thousands of Uber drivers in the UK could qualify for holiday and sick pay when an employment tribunal reconvenes in London on Wednesday, in what has been heralded as the employment law case of the year. ...
'Gig' economy all right for some as up to 30% work this way image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of October 2016 01:14:59 PM
....Although workers are classed as self-employed, some companies expect their workers to be freely and regularly available, to such an extent that there is no time to work for anyone else. Meanwhile, they get none of the benefits, such as sick pay and pensions, that workers for other companies do. ...
Offshore workers accept new pay deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of September 2016 02:30:42 PM
...."We were able to secure improvements to competency payments and the introduction of a flexibility payment. Threats to life insurance, health care and sick pay have been removed. ...
Foster care workers vote to form first ever trade union image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of September 2016 02:22:25 AM
.... . This means that they are not entitled to any of the rights enjoyed by employees or workers such as sick pay, holiday pay, or the national minimum wage. ...
Is employment law fit for the gig economy? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of September 2016 06:00:51 AM
.... The distinctions matter because workers and employees have certain rights, such as entitlement to the national minimum wage and paid annual leave. Employees also have additional rights, such as the right to statutory sick pay and protection from unfair dismissal (normally subject to two years’ service). ...
Frances O'Grady on working with PM over worker's rights image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 12th of September 2016 01:48:08 PM
. Frances O'Grady on the threats to employment rights over zero hours contracts, rest breaks and sick pay. ...
More than 900,000 UK workers now on zero-hours contracts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of September 2016 09:34:44 AM
....The Office for National Statistics said 903,000, or 2. 9%, of the employed workforce were on zero-hours contracts – which do not offer guaranteed hours or sick pay – in their main job, up from 747,000 last year. ...
The toughest question for a freelancer: what rate should I charge? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of August 2016 06:30:30 AM
....The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) recommends taking your equivalent earnings as an employee and adding a third, which accounts for the added costs that arise as a freelancer. Jordan Marshall, policy development manager at IPSE, says: “Whatever your profession, [as a freelancer] you’re responsible for your sick pay, holiday pay, for any equipment you need – and your client [should pay] this premium in return for the flexibility you provide. ...
Pregnant women and mums 'losing out' in workplace image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of August 2016 02:21:51 PM
....The consumer advice service says part of the problem comes from the increased costs of tribunal fees, which range from £390 to £1,200, and which the agency says should be made easier and cheaper. This problem also applies to other sorts of workers' rights issues - such as sick pay and contract disputes. ...

NHS chief on record £60,000 a month as numbers 'off payroll' soar
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 09:00:00 PM
....Meanwhile, Kettering General Hospital Foundation Trust paid £34,000 a month for the services of David Donegan as interim chief operating officer, while Chris Bown interim chief executive, East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust was on monthly rates of £33,000 over nine months, plus £22,000 of expenses. The figures reflect payments made by trusts, including VAT, and in some cases fees to agencies, for the services of individuals, who would not receive employee benefits such as sick pay or pensions. ...
Deliveroo workers' contracts ban access to employment tribunals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 25th of July 2016 06:00:30 AM
.... “We believe all Hermes couriers will receive parcel delivery and collection rates that will give them the ability to earn at a level that is at least equal to the national living wage,” the company said. A group of drivers for the car-hailing firm Uber are currently involved in a court case to try to prove that they are in fact employees and should be entitled to rights such as the living wage, pensions and sick pay. ...
Jobs boom for self-employed revives fears for workers' rights image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of July 2016 02:28:16 PM
....The growth and impact of the informal gig economy were also demonstrated by the case of Hermes, where 10,500 couriers working for the parcel delivery company are self-employed. The perfectly legal arrangement means they are not entitled to the national living wage, pension contributions, or holiday or sick pay. ...
Drivers battle Uber over employment rights image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of July 2016 08:19:18 AM
. Cab hire service Uber has been taken to a London employment tribunal by two of its drivers who claim it is acting unlawfully by not offering holiday and sick pay. ...
Dear Jeremy – your work problems solved image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of June 2016 05:59:03 AM
.... Aranzazu. • There are benefits to permanent work: sick pay, holiday pay, pensions … so I wouldn’t just look at it from the point of view of your personal satisfaction with the work you do – although it’s a factor. ...
The truth about working for Deliveroo, Uber and the on-demand economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of June 2016 04:46:08 PM
.... [Deliveroo says that while work sessions are booked in advance in London, its riders prioritise flexibility and are free to tell Deliveroo when they wish to work and for how long. They say this flexibility would be lost if riders had to fit into the current structures for employees, resulting in benefits such as sick pay. ...
Why don't we talk more about the privatisation of social care? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of May 2016 07:25:55 AM
....Does this matter? The obvious negative impact of the move to the private sector is on the workforce. Research has highlighted an array of poor practices: restricted annual leave; a reduction in the numbers of qualified nursing staff; increased resident-staff ratios; sick pay removed; a failure to pay the national minimum wage; and an increase in zero-hour contracts. ...
Cancer's huge costs could force vulnerable families to sell their home, warns charity image
.... Other products, such as income protection will pay out if you specifically have to tae long-term leave from work as a result of cancer. This can be helpful as many employers will reduce salaries to sick pay. ...
Zero-hours contracts and dirty air: life as a ‘white van man’ | Peter Fleming image
.... And, willingly or not, many nominally self-employed workers find themselves working full-time for a single client, without any of the benefits of regular employment. White van man can spend 40 or more hours a week delivering parcels for the same supermarket or telecoms company, with no right to sick pay, paid holiday or pension provisions. ...
Five-minute guide to… life and critical illness cover image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 10th of April 2016 12:01:00 AM
....Nearly six out of 10 couples say they could not afford the cost of childcare and daily tasks such as cleaning and transport if one or both fell ill. Many had not even considered how they would manage and would have to scrape by on State benefits, which is no easy option because statutory sick pay is worth just £88. ...
Being self-employed means freedom. Freedom to be abused and underpaid | Aditya Chakrabortty image
.... Except Dewhurst isn’t entitled to minimum wage. Nor does she get sick pay or pretty much any other form of protection most employees take for granted – even though she works four long days each week as a cycle courier delivering urgent medical supplies to hospitals around London. ...
Topshop owner worth £4.3bn; store cleaners say wages don’t cover rent and food image
....Topshop cleaners are not the only contracted workers calling for fairer pay. Nearly 200 London hospital cleaners and domestic staff employed by US multinational Aramark went on strike on 21 March demanding increased wages and protesting against restricted entitlements to sick pay and overtime. ...
A zero-hours contract is not 'flexibility' but exploitation – and it's rising image
.... While 10% of workers overall say they would like to work longer hours, the figure rises to 37% for those on ZHCs. TUC research has shown that average weekly earnings for zero-hours workers are £188 compared to £479 for permanent staff, and that two-fifths earn less than the £111 a week needed to qualify for statutory sick pay. ...
Zero hour contracts jump to record high 'crisis' level image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of March 2016 04:24:00 PM
....He said: "These unjust contracts increase uncertainty and undermine confidence. Many homecare staff end up working when ill because they're denied sick pay. ...
Each generation should be better off than their parents? Think again image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 14th of February 2016 01:14:20 PM
.... Crowd working is driving down the cost of labour and is one reason that average earnings growth in the UK is so weak. It forces people, as the Huws research notes, into “a precarious online zero-hours contract existence without benefits such as sick pay, holiday pay, pension contributions or minimum wage guarantees”. ...
Crusader: Sheila's plea is heard at last image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 1st of February 2016 12:01:00 AM
How to bridge the skills gap in your business – advice from the experts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of December 2015 07:40:08 AM
....”. Alex Mizzi, a senior associate specialising in employment law at Howard Kennedy LLP, said: “With internships, bear in mind that if they are doing actual work (rather than just work-shadowing) it’s likely that you should be paying them the minimum wage and giving them paid holiday and statutory sick pay. ...
How a 'personal services company' (PSC) can cut your income tax bill  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 20th of November 2015 12:28:23 PM
.... Mrs Cottrell said HMRC considered a number of factors when looking at cases, such as the extent and degree of control exercised by the employer over the worker and the worker’s right to engage helpers or substitutes. It also looked at employee rights such as sick pay and whether the worker is an integral part of the organisation. ...
The cost of NY's new nail salon rules image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of October 2015 12:00:56 AM
.... . She pays her nail technicians more than the minimum wage, provides paid lunch breaks, training, overtime and sick pay as well as protective masks and gloves. ...
Dear Jeremy – your work problems solved image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 24th of October 2015 05:59:12 AM
.... Nine people had left (or started and left) during the past year and three of the remaining staff had been reduced to tears. We all start on a six-month probation period, during which we can be let go with one week’s notice, and there is no pension or sick pay. ...
Financial protection: The high cost of believing ‘it will never happen to me’ image
....9 per cent of all income protection claims were paid, according to figures from the Association of British Insurers. Emma Thomson, director at protection advisers LifeSearch, says many employees assume that if they fall ill they can get by on sick pay and welfare benefits: “Sick pay may last only a few months, so speak to your employer to see what it offers. ...
I want to leave my job after a month due to my bullying boss – but worry how it would look image
.... Nine people had left (or started and left) during the past year, and three of the remaining staff had been reduced to tears. We all start on a six-month probation period, during which we can be let go on one week’s notice, there is no pension and no sick pay. ...
My 'sharing economy' business helped me to buy my own flat image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 8th of October 2015 06:27:27 AM
....” . Freelancers also need to accept the trade-offs, such as the lack of employee benefits including sick pay, company pensions and life insurance. ...
Life as a hotel chambermaid: ‘If I didn’t finish in time, I had to work unpaid until I did’ image
....“At least I could afford to buy brushes and oils and I had time to paint,” she says of that time. She subsequently suffered a near-breakdown because of work-related stress and has been receiving sick pay ever since. ...
Can the £50,000 wager I lost in a drunken poker game be enforced? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 13th of September 2015 07:34:19 PM
.... . We all need a Colleagues’ Handbook, something to hand out to new recruits clarifying everything from sick pay to holiday entitlement but company culture is best explained face to face and it helps if you have picked the right personalities. ...

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