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#notjustforboys: Leading Businesses Back Women As Captains Of Industry
UK women are getting into work faster than any other country in the G7, yet there are still professions where not enough women are breaking through and reaching the top jobs, Employment Minister…

Number Of Young People NEET Falls Across The Board


The number of young people not in education, employment or training (NEET) in England is at its lowest level for more than 8 years with figures for October to December showing falls across all age…

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Thu 26th Feb, 2015 | 3:03pm

CBI Comments On National Minimum Wage Rates


The CBI commented on the Low Pay Commission's recommendations on the National Minimum Wage rates from October 2015.
Reflecting the improving health of the economy, the LPC has recommended that:

The…

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Wed 25th Feb, 2015 | 3:53pm

Zero Hours Figures Expose Hand To Mouth Existence Of Millions Behind The UK's 'Job Miracle'


Latest figures on zero hours contracts expose the hand to mouth existence of millions of people behind the UK's much vaunted 'jobs miracle' Britain's largest union, Unite claimed today (Wednesday…

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Wed 25th Feb, 2015 | 2:46pm

Labour Candidate Backs TUC's Call For Living Wage

Alex Sobel campaigning for the Living Wage
Alex Sobel campaigning for the Living Wage
Alex Sobel, Labour's candidate for Leeds North West in the general election, is backing calls by the TUC to implement the living wage for all workers by highlighting the constituency's high…

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Tue 24th Feb, 2015 | 4:26pm

Minimum Wage Increase Needs To Be Bolder, Says TUC

photo - William Warby
photo - William Warby
Commenting on details revealed today of the new minimum wage rates, to be introduced from October 2015, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:

"It is good that the minimum wage is set to go…

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Mon 23rd Feb, 2015 | 9:30pm

More Than 15,500 Jobs Created Across Enterprise Zones


Enterprise zones are playing a vital role in delivering greater prosperity to our economy and have now created more than 15,500 jobs for hard-working people across the country since opening for…

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Mon 23rd Feb, 2015 | 3:48pm

400 More Disabled People In Work Every Day

photo - Access Magazine
photo - Access Magazine
New statistics reveal a year-on-year increase of 141,000 disabled people in work - the equivalent of nearly 400 more for every day of the year.

Minister of State for Disabled People Mark Harper…

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Sat 21st Feb, 2015 | 11:33am

Low Pay Settlements Remain A Concern, Says TUC

Frances O'Grady
Frances O'Grady
Commenting on the publication today (Friday) of the latest data from pay analysts at XpertHR, which suggests wage growth remains weak, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:

"This shows that…

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Fri 20th Feb, 2015 | 9:56am

Hundreds Of Jobs Could Be Created In Yorkshire And Humberside

photo - Kim Hansen
photo - Kim Hansen
An offshore wind project has today been given the go ahead by the Government and is expected to support up to 900 green jobs in Yorkshire and Humberside and millions of pounds' worth of investment…

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Tue 17th Feb, 2015 | 3:23pm

Graduates Make Headlines In The Industry


Students and lecturers from Sheffield Hallam University welcomed back 25 journalism and media graduates last week to hear their secrets of how they got a start in the industry.

The graduates, who…

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Mon 16th Feb, 2015 | 9:56am

Executive Pay Levels Decided By An Out-Of-Touch, Overpaid Elite, Says TUC

photo - CJ Isherwood
photo - CJ Isherwood
Executive pay levels are being decided by an overpaid elite who are desperately out-of-touch with ordinary workers, says the TUC based on analysis published today (Thursday).

The TUC's report A…

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Thu 26th Feb, 2015 | 9:38am

Zero-Hours Contracts Sum Up What Has Gone Wrong In The Modern Workplace, Says TUC


Zero-hours contracts sum up what has gone wrong in the modern workplace, says TUC

Commenting on figures published today (Wednesday) by the Office For National Statistics, which show that the…

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Wed 25th Feb, 2015 | 3:24pm

TUC Showing Support For Striking Firefighters

photo - didbygraham
photo - didbygraham
Commenting on the 24-hour strike which will see firefighters in England walk out from 7am today (Wednesday) in their ongoing dispute with the government over forced changes to their pensions, TUC…

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Wed 25th Feb, 2015 | 8:29am

Vince Cable Should Fix 6.99 National Minimum Wage

Vince Cable
Vince Cable
GMB commented on the Low Pay Commission recommendations to government that the adult national minimum wage should be £6.70 an hour from October 2015.

Paul Kenny, GMB General Secretary,…

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Tue 24th Feb, 2015 | 2:09pm

Low Pay Commission Recommends 3% Increase In The National Minimum Wage To 6.70


The LPC's aim is to advise on a rate that protects as many low-paid workers as possible without damaging jobs or the economy. We have carefully weighed the risk of doing too little to raise the…

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Mon 23rd Feb, 2015 | 9:00pm

In Parts Of Britain Half Of Jobs Pay Less Than The Living Wage

photo - William Warby
photo - William Warby
In some parts of Britain half the jobs are paying less than the living wage, the TUC reveals today (Monday) at the start of the second week of the TUC's Fair Pay Fortnight.

TUC analysis of…

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Mon 23rd Feb, 2015 | 11:25am

Poor Performance Of Wages And Job Quality Has Led To Deficit Failure, Says TUC


Commenting on the publication today (Friday) of the latest data on public sector finances by the Office for National Statistics, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:

"The poor performance…

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Sat 21st Feb, 2015 | 9:45am

Wages Will Take At Least The Next Parliament To Recover

photo - Howard Lake
photo - Howard Lake
Commenting on the latest labour market statistics published today (Wednesday) by the Office for National Statistics, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:

"At the current rate of progress it…

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Wed 18th Feb, 2015 | 3:47pm

Low Inflation A Sign Of Fragility Of Economy, Says TUC


Commenting on the latest inflation figures published today (Tuesday), which show Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation now at 0.3 per cent, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:

"Low…

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Tue 17th Feb, 2015 | 2:27pm

Wage Stagnation Has Increased The Deficit

photo - Jo.sau
photo - Jo.sau
The government is collecting £33.4bn less in income tax and national insurance than official forecasts suggested because of the lack of earnings growth in the UK, according to independent…

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Mon 16th Feb, 2015 | 9:34am

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