Key Quotes - Work/Employment

Key Quotes - Work/Employment

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Last update: Wednesday 22nd January
 
One in four teachers work around 60 hours a week, with many working into the evening, despite ministers pledging to reduce their workload, a study suggests.
Work/EmploymentThe Sentinel, 18th September
 
Around one in 20 workers do not receive any paid holidays, and one in 10 does not get a payslip, according to a think-tank. The Resolution Foundation said its study highlights the scale of unlawful working practices across the UK.
Work/EmploymentThe Sentinel, 16th September
 
The rate of employment in the UK has hit a record high as workers' wages continue to surge higher, according to new figures.
Work/EmploymentThe Sentinel, 11th September
 
Around one in four workers do not feel confident about their job security in the next six months, according to new research.
Work/EmploymentThe Sentinel, 16th August
 
A four-day working week could save businesses more than £100bn a year, a study suggests. Henley Business School said its research indicated that a shorter working week, on full pay, could lead to increased productivity and improve workers’ physical and mental health.
Work/EmploymentThe Sentinel, 08 July 2019
 
Work-Life balance is one of the most important aspects of a job for candidates, ahead of career opportunities and perks, a study has suggested. Jobs site Glassdoor said a survey of 2,000 adults showed the importance of firms offering staff a decent balance between work and home lives.
Work/EmploymentThe Sentinel, 31 May 2019
 
Two out of three workers would consider looking for another job if they discovered an unfair gender pay gap in their organisation, a new study suggests. Research by management services company ADP indicated that younger workers felt most strongly about the gender pay gap.
Work/EmploymentThe Sentinel, 28 March 2019
 
There has been a 43% drop in the number of district nurses in England in the last 10 years, leading to sometimes unsafe staffing levels, according to a new report.
Work/EmploymentThe Sentinel - 21 May 2019
 
Britain’s biggest companies have been ordered to cap sky-high salaries for top bosses and align them more closely with ordinary workers, or face the wrath of a new regulator. A hard-hitting report claims that soaring pay packages for fat cat executives at FTSE 100 firms are a symbol of “corporate greed” and are tarnishing Britain’s reputation.
Work/EmploymentThe Sentinel
 
Freelancers could see their income fall by as much as £7,500 a year due to punitive tax reforms due to be introduced from April. The rules, which have been in force for public sector contractors since 2017, mean hiring firms rather than contractors themselves will be responsible for determining an individual’s tax status.
Work/EmploymentThe Telegraph
 
Members of Britain’s elite, who hold the top jobs in politics, the judiciary, media and business, are five times more likely to have been to private school than the general population, according to research.
Work/EmploymentThe Guardian
 
Doctors from ethnic minorities are too often treated as outsiders by their NHS bosses and peers and not given the support they need, according to an investigation into why they are twice as likely to face disciplinary action as white doctors.
Work/EmploymentThe Guardian
 
Britain’s biggest companies have been ordered to cap sky-high salaries for top bosses and align them more closely with ordinary workers, or face the wrath of a new regulator. A hard-hitting report claims that soaring pay packages for fat cat executives at FTSE 100 firms are a symbol of “corporate greed” and are tarnishing Britain’s reputation.
Work/EmploymentThe Sentinel, 26th March 2019
 
Two out of three workers would consider looking for another job if they discovered an unfair gender pay gap in their organisation, a new study suggests. Research by management services company ADP indicated that younger workers felt most strongly about the gender pay gap.
Work/EmploymentThe Sentinel, 28th March 2019
 
Britain's female unemployment rate in the first three months of the year has fallen to 3.7%, the lowest since comparable records began in 1971.The Office for National Statistics included the figure in data showing the overall unemployment rate in the three-month period stood at 3.8%, the lowest rate since late 1974.For men the rate was 3.9%, the lowest since mid 1975.
Work/EmploymentBBC News 14/05/19
 
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