Tag Archives: zero-hours contracts

The reality of zero hours contracts

Reposted from TUC website #DecentJobsWeek: I love being a home care worker, but I hate the insecurity 17 Dec 2014, by Helen in Working Life Oh joy! Today I received a letter from HMRC stating I have been overpaid tax … Continue reading

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The media giant, the cleaners and the £40,000 lost wages

Reposted from the Observer Francisco Javer Horedia, 37, has cleaned for 15 hours a week at Saatchi & Saatchi for two and a half years. For weeks, the 35 low-paid and mostly Spanish-speaking cleaners who tend the grand offices of … Continue reading

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Low-paid Britain: ‘People have had enough. It’s soul destroying’

Reposted from Guardian Society. Yes, they have jobs … but the five people featured below are typical of millions who have no security, no holiday or sick pay, limited hours, and no dignity at work! Nia Hughes, who is fighting … Continue reading

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A new settlement for a new era – Speech by Ed Miliband

Reposted from Labour Press Ed Miliband MP, Leader of the Labour Party, in a speech to Labour’s National Policy Forum, said: As we meet here at the National Policy Forum, many of our thoughts will also be rightly focussed on … Continue reading

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Maybe MPs should be on zero hours contracts.

Imagine if your boss called you and said you were only needed for, and being paid for, five hours work next week. And probably not at all the following week. Would it be a problem making ends meet? I have … Continue reading

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We are re-living a traditional Victorian Christmas – of excess for the few and struggle for the many The rich are getting richer to an extent that is breaking our society – and our economy – apart.

Reposted from New Statesman – written by Darren Exley (Duncan Exley is the campaign director for One Society) When it comes to Christmas, we British are gonna party like it’s 1899; watch the TV over the next week and you will see … Continue reading

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