The UK Commission for Employment and Skills reported that urgent action must be taken to improve skill levels and how they are developed in order to boost productivity.
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The Joseph Rowntree Foundation highlighted dramatic shifts in the patterns of British poverty over the past decade.
A TUC report claimed that 40 years after sex discrimination law changes, the attitudes of many employers remain stuck in the 1970s, with the sacking, bullying and side-lining of expectant …
Scotland Yard has been accused of seeking to cover up its involvement in the blacklisting of more than 3,200 construction workers.
The Unite general union has won a significant victory over the disclosure of information for the purpose of collective bargaining to a recognised trade union.
The campaign group Walk Free reported that nearly 36 million people worldwide, or 0.5 per cent of the global population, live as slaves.
Lloyds Bank is to cut a further 9,000 jobs over the next three years, taking the number to more than 30,000 since the 2008 banking crisis.
Entertainment union BECTU has secured a Living Wage victory at the Curzon cinema chain.
The United Kingdom has slipped eight places in the world rankings for gender pay equality, according to the latest Global Gender Gap Report from the World Economic Forum (WEF).
President Dilma Rousseff pledged to re-unite a deeply divided Brazil after narrowly winning re-election to a second term.
Unions representing non-fiction television workers in Canada and the United Kingdom have joined forces to challenge poor safety and working conditions
Construction union UCATT welcomed a new Health and Safety Executive (HSE) asbestos awareness campaign but warned that workers have been denied effective advice for over four years
An academic study found that “active” commuters who shun the car and walk, cycle or take public transport to work, show improved psychological wellbeing,
The forecasting group EY ITEM Club predicted that real take-home pay will still lag behind pre-crisis levels in 2017.
A leading political academic reported that Nick Clegg still regards himself as “king maker” at the next general election, and that senior Liberal Democrats would be happier getting back into …
Amnesty International reported that Shia militias armed by the Iraq government have kidnapped and killed scores of Sunni civilians in recent months in revenge for attacks by Islamic State (IS).
Public services union Unison urged that councils who commission social care employers who flout national minimum wage (NMW) laws should be named and shamed.
A new TUC report revealed that working families will suffer more than twice the level of benefit losses as out-of-work families.
New figures covering self-employment and the number of those forced to work longer undermined the coalition Government’s boasts of record jobs levels.
The recession and its aftermath have been much harder on the young than the old, according to research by the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS).
Shopworkers’ union Usdaw welcomed an official consultation on new sentencing guideline for theft offences, but has warned that simply focussing on theft incidents is not enough to prevent 300 assaults …
New research shows that nearly 4.2 million jobs in Britain, including 1.7 million manufacturing jobs, are dependent on trade with the rest of Europe.