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London has gone from being the region with the smallest pay gap between men and women to being the region with the widest, according to official figures.  The new research from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) shows that since 1997, when the capital had the narrowest gender pay gap,...
Receptionists, security officers and porters are taking legal action against the University of London, in a ‘landmark test case’. The case – the outcome of which could affect 3.3m outsourced workers – is being filed by the Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB) and supported by The Good Law...
The government must close loopholes that allow companies to use bogus "self-employment" status, says a new report published today. The joint report by the Work and Pensions and Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committees says the law must not continue to allow companies to exploit workers to gain a...
Two thirds of businesses advocate public reporting of whistleblowing reports, according to a new report. The report, Whistleblowing in the Workplace: Opportunity and Risk, says that 67% of respondents think that businesses should be obliged to publicly report on the number of whistleblowing reports they receive from workers. It also...
Salaries in the private sector are expected to rise by just 0.2 per cent next year – that’s up to fifteen times less than our European peers. According to the latest Salary Trends report, in 2018 the average worker in the UK will earn approximately £4.41 more a month (£53...
Most private sector workers are still not pushing for pay rises, despite years of falling real wages and low unemployment. Almost four in ten companies say they are under “no pressure” whatsoever from their employees, according to a labour market survey by the CIPD/Adecco Group of more than 2,000 employers....
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has upheld the employment tribunal's ruling that Uber drivers are workers and therefore qualify for workers' rights. Here's the link to the judgment. Please do let us know what you think in the comments below or drop us an email. In the landmark ruling, which potentially affects tens of...
The number of women being appointed to FTSE 100 boards has increased, however, few women are fulfilling senior roles on those boards, according to new research. The percentage of women holding FTSE 100 non-executive (NED) positions is at an all-time high of 33 per cent, says this year’s Female FTSE...
The first major report into personal well-being data since the EU referendum has been published today. So, how are we doing? Well, according to the Office of National Statistics (ONS), despite the turmoil of Brexit, we’ve seen ‘statistically significant’ improvements in our life satisfaction. Between the years ending June 2016...
The government is being urged to act on a pledge to review redundancy protections for pregnant women and new mothers. The charity Maternity Action says that ministers committed to review redundancy protection in January but that the government has so far failed to act. It is calling for the government to...