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Monday 19 March 2012
The number of dole claimants per job vacancy is more than twice as high in parts of the North than in the South, illustrating a “stark” regional divide, according to a new analysis of unemployment figures.
Thursday 15 March 2012
The Government today sparked a fierce debate over employment rights after calling for evidence on whether rules covering the dismissal of workers were too “complex” and should be changed.
Wednesday 14 March 2012
The Government was accused today of being the most "female-unfriendly" in living memory following new research showing how difficult it is for women to find well-paid part-time work.
Tuesday 06 March 2012
One in five new graduates is out of work, while many more are being forced to take jobs that do not require a degree, official figures show.
Sunday 26 February 2012
Trade unions have urged workers to avoid pension unlocking firms, which loan money secured against a pension or transfer pension cash into a high risk investment.
Friday 24 February 2012
The proportion of people in a workplace pension has fallen below half for the first time in at least 15 years, prompting calls for confidence in schemes to be rebuilt.
Friday 20 January 2012
Jonathan Stephenson was born into a family of English diplomats, but the causes he espoused were anything but establishment. He was a spokesman for the trade union movement at a time when the unions were in constant battle with the Thatcher government and, despite the threat of physical violence, went on to become a leading figure in Northern Irish politics, one of the few Englishmen to make such a political commitment.
Thursday 19 January 2012
The number of people being forced to take precarious part-time work has shot up to a record high as the economic slump deepens.
Thursday 19 January 2012
Thursday 15 December 2011
Workers could pay more than £2,300 to take an employer to an industrial tribunal under new measures that were last night condemned as a denial of justice for the lowest paid.
Thursday 01 December 2011
A Government minister said today there was a "very realistic possibility" of reaching a deal on public sector pensions despite the huge strike by workers and threats of more industrial action.
Wednesday 23 November 2011
The gender pay gap has fallen below 10% for the first time after women's earnings increased faster than men's in the past year, according to official figures today.
Saturday 19 November 2011
George Osborne plans to slice £1bn off the welfare bill by altering a long-standing procedure under which benefits are raised each year in line with September's inflation rate.
Saturday 12 November 2011
Union leaders today attacked a Government minister for making a "daft" suggestion that public sector workers wouldn't lose any pay if they only go on strike for 15 minutes during a day of action later this month.
Monday 03 October 2011
George Osborne will today attempt to appease voters hit by spiralling food and energy prices by promising a second year's freeze in council tax.
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
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