Key Quotes - Work/Employment

Key Quotes - Work/Employment

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Last update: Wednesday 20th March
 
More than six million workers fear their jobs could be replaced by machines in the next 10 years.

Work/EmploymentThe Guardian 14th February 2019
 
Unemployment has increased by 21,000 even though record numbers of people are in work, new figures reveal. The jobless total rose to 1.38 million in the three months to September after a big increase in the number of men out of work. Employment continued to increase, up by 23,000 to a record high of 32.4 million, said the Office for National Statistics.
Work/EmploymentThe Sentinel – 14th November 2018
 
Workers from the UK could potentially boost their salary by nearly £15,000 typically by relocating abroad, a survey has found. More than half (52%) of those moving overseas saw an increase in their salary, although a fifth (20%) took a pay cut, according to HSBC’s Expat Explorer survey. On average, expats originally from the UK can expect to see their income increase by £14,613 after moving abroad, the study found.
Work/EmploymentThe Sentinel - 11 October 2018
 
The number of people in work has continued to rise while average earnings have grown slightly faster than inflation, official figures show. Employment increases by 3,000 in the three months to July to 32.4 million, giving a rate of 75.5%, according to the Office for National Statistics. Workers also benefited as average earnings increased by 2.6% in the year to July, up from 2.4% the previous month.
Work/EmploymentThe Sentinel – 12st September 2018
 
British Workers missed an average of 4.1 days through sickness last year, the lowest figure ever recorded, says The Times. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) began collecting data on sick days in 1993, when the average was 7.2 days. Since 1999, the figure has declined steadily, for which reasons that are unclear.
Work/EmploymentThe Week – 11th August 2018
 
Three out of five people work overtime every week, with those in London and the North East putting in the most hours, a new study shows. A survey of 2,000 adults found that workers are clocking up an average of four extra hours a week, rising to six in some areas.
Work/EmploymentThe Sentinel - 23rd July 2018
 
More than two million workers are not getting their legal holiday entitlement, with many not having any paid leave at all, according to a study. The TUC said one in 12 UK workers was missing out amid unrealistic workloads, and employers deliberately denying holiday requests or not keeping up to date with the law. The analysis showed that workers are losing out on nearly £3 billion worth of paid leave a year. Workers are entitled to 28 days’ paid leave by law.
Work/EmploymentThe Sentinel - 27th July 2018
 
Most people have suffered from stress at work, but managers do not know how to deal with mental stress issues, research shows. A survey of more than 500 managers found that one in three believed employees should not discuss mental health, while many said they were not equipped to deal with the issue. Half of managers in larger firms admitted more should be done and most wanted training on how to deal with mental health.
Work/EmploymentThe Sentinel - 14 May 2018
 
Two out of five workers only took half their annual leave in the past year, revealing the UK as a nation of workaholics, according to a new study. Research by jobs site Glassdoor found that many of those who make sure they do have all their holidays regularly check emails or even work when they are supposed to be off.
Work/EmploymentThe Sentinel - 24th May 2018
 
One in nine workers are in insecure jobs such as those on zero hours contracts, low-paid self employment or temporary posts, a study reveals. Research by the TUC found that at least 3.8 million workers in the UK are in some form of insecure employment.
Work/EmploymentThe Sentinel - 10th May 2018
 
The number of people in work has reached a new record, while earnings have grown in line with inflation, new figures show. Employment increased by 197,000 in the quarter to March 32.3 million, the highest figure since records began in 1971, giving a record rate of 75.6%, according to the Office for National Statistics.
Work/EmploymentThe Sentinel - 16 May 2018
 
Ethnical-certification companies are failing to combat an epidemic of forced labour at the base of the tea and cocoa industries world-wide, researchers at the University of Sheffield have found. In a study published last week, academics reported that agricultural workers in the cocoa industry in Ghana, and the tea industry in India, were paid very low wages and were routinely subjected to multiple forms of exploitation.
Work/EmploymentChurch Times - 8th June 2018
 
Employers must be flexible and allow staff to wear religious symbols at work as long as it does not interfere with their tasks, according to new government guidance. Equalities minister Victoria Atkins announced new guidelines will be issued to help employers set appropriate dress codes.
Work/EmploymentPremier Christianity - June 2018
 
University vice-chancellors earn far more than those in leadership roles elsewhere in the public sector, it has been reported. According to analysis, their salaries were well above those taken home by chief executives of councils and NHS hospital trusts across several major cities in England. University bosses’ pay continues to be put under the spotlight, with growing concerns over spiralling salary hikes, with several high-profile figures calling restraint.
Work/EmploymentThe Sentinel - 13th March 2018
 
The gender pay gap is widest when a women reaches 50, at an average of more than £8,400 a year according to a new study. Full-time female workers are paid less than men at every stage of their career from when they turn 18, research by TUC showed. The average 18 to 21-year-old working full-time starts her career on the back foot financially, earning £1,845 less than her male peers, it was found.
Work/EmploymentThe Sentinel - 23rd March 2018
 
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