UK Workers

Why TfL's Union-Bashing Tweet Helps Ruin Things for All of Us

Rebecca Winson | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK Politics
Rebecca Winson

Tweets like this, when viewed as part of a much bigger picture, are a direct threat to the idea that your job should be as safe as possible, that your time spent at work shouldn't make you weep blood and that you should get a fair wage for a fair day's work. TfL aren't just throwing shade at the RMT, they're throwing it at all of us.

Employees Behaving Badly

Charles Elvin | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK
Charles Elvin

The corruption of the world's biggest currency dealers was exposed recently, leading to US and UK regulators imposing £2.6bn of fines on six major banks. Although an extreme example, what we have here is a prime illustration of how bad behaviour in the workplace can have incredibly serious consequences for the organisations involved.

Volunteer's Week - Good for You, Good for Business

Adam Stones | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK
Adam Stones

Do you volunteer, do you give up time to share your experience with people or projects that could benefit from your assistance?

Unpeeling the Impacts of Poverty

Harriet Lamb | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK
Harriet Lamb

Fairtrade is a large, complex work in progress. We have never claimed to tackle all the many injustices that grind down people living in poverty, or to have achieved trade nirvana balancing all of global trade's problems with a magic Mark...

As Young Workers' Month Ends: It's Time to Get Organised

Josiah Mortimer | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Josiah Mortimer

It's been a bad couple of weeks for trade unionism. Two of its greatest champions - Tony Benn and Bob Crow - have both passed away. But beneath the sadness, something interesting has been happening. Something that offers hope for a previously moribund movement...

Brits On Zero-Hour Contracts Could Get Right To Fixed Work

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Politics

Workers on controversial zero-hours contracts should get a legal right to a fixed-hours arrangement after 12 months, a think-tank has concluded. Th...

Will Osborne's Budget Woo British Workers?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne has been challenged to win around British workers in his Budget as a new poll found how financially battered they have been over recent...

New EU Rules to Protect Posted Workers and Prevent Abuse

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

Valuable, even necessary. Companies often post workers abroad to fill service contracts in other EU countries. However, these postings can be far from an unadulterated blessing. The workers involved can be exploited and companies may try to avoid tax and social security contributions in host countries...

How Ill Have Brits Been? Here's 5 Graphs You Need To See

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK

It's official, British workers are getting healthier. According to the Office for National Statistics, the number of days lost to sickness absence...

Here's Why Most Of You Won't Be Getting A Pay Rise

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK Politics

Many workers expect pay to be frozen or remain below inflation this year amid warnings that the "severe fall" in real wages will not be reversed until...

'A Looming Problem For Employers'

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A shortage of skilled workers in some industries is a "looming problem", a new report has warned ahead of the latest unemployment figures. A study ...

How to Be More Productive

Stephen Fear | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Fear

Being productive at work won't happen by sitting at your desk, staring at your emails for eight hours. To be productive you have to manage your time efficiently and with a few simple steps; you can make the most out of your work day and avoid those unnecessary late nights at the office.

Human Rights Under an Increasingly Authoritarian Regime - Bangladesh

Amir Eden | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Amir Eden

After having spoken to fellow colleagues from Justice International, one of Justice for A Better World's charitable organisations, made up of internat...

Humans vs. the Machines: Managing People and Resources in Today's Modern Enterprise

Nelson Phillips | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK
Nelson Phillips

Successful businesses are those that can achieve a balancing act; juggling the management of technology with the interests of staff and workers. In today's connected culture, IT resources are more important than ever - acting as the hub connecting workers, data, processes and operations.

We Must Celebrate Our Older Workers

Charlie Mullins | Posted 12.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Charlie Mullins

The government's common sense decision to scrap the compulsory retirement age in 2011 and let people freely work beyond 65 was one of the most rational legislations ever passed. However there is still a lot of work to do on changing the perception of older workers and employers' attitudes towards them.

Half Of Brits Drive To Work - But Londoners Spark Boom In Cycling

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK

Half of people (50%) working in London primarily use public transport to travel to work, according to the 2011 Census. This compares with nearly a ...

Number Of Working Poor Exceeds Rate Of Unemployed

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Dina Rickman | Posted 26.11.2012 | UK

The number of working people living in poverty has outstripped the number of those who are unemployed and poor, according to a new report. The Jose...

Is This The Most Annoying Office Habit Ever?

PA | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Noisy eating by colleagues tops a list of office gripes by British workers, according to a survey. More than half (57%) identified the habit as the...

Tony Blair's Office U-Turns Over Intern Pay

Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Tony Blair's private office has said it will pay interns the minimum wage after the former prime minister was reported to HM Revenue and Customs over ...

Workers Rights Are Fundamental Human Rights

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 23.09.2012 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

Exploitation and oppression have been with us since the dawn of time, by the strong of the weak, men of women, the rich of the poor. A measure of civilised societies is their effectiveness in mitigating and controlling such unfair and unjust practices.

Do You Really Switch Off After Work?

PA | Posted 12.01.2012 | UK

Firms have been urged to encourage their staff to literally switch off when they finish work after new research showed that constantly checking smartp...

Emails Banned At Work: IT Giant Atos Pledges To Replace Email With Facebook Style Chat

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 29.11.2011 | UK

Multinational IT giant Atos has pledged to become a zero email company in a bid to help its 80,000 employees cope with information overload. Switch...

Qantas Grounds Fleet Due To Industrial Dispute

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 29.12.2011 | UK

Australian airline Qantas has grounded its entire fleet following an industrial dispute over pay and conditions. All flights were cancelled on Satu...

Physiotherapists To Encourage Workers To Exercise

PA | Posted 07.11.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Workers are being urged to take more physical activity after a new study found more than two out of five people get out of breath...

Crisis Looming For UK Pension System

PA | Posted 30.09.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- The country's pensions system is in "urgent need" of improvement if millions of workers in private firms are to save enough for r...