What are you wearing right now? Is it a pair of blue jeans? If it is, then it's more than likely they were made in the Guangdong province of China, where over half the world's denim is produced. If they're sandblasted, then someone may well have died making them for you.
Bangladeshi rescue workers have said no more victims of the deadly factory collapse remain buried under the rubble, and have
After having spoken to fellow colleagues from Justice International, one of Justice for A Better World's charitable organisations
As you may well know, last week Labour leader, Ed Miliband, announced that if Labour were to form the next government they would encourage businesses to pay employees the Living Wage (approximately £8.55) by cutting business rates or tax levels for those that do. As someone who employees 20-30 people (some on PAYE and others freelance) at the London Jewellery School, I whole-heartedly welcome these plans.
Weakening employee rights is not likely to boost innovation or the employment rate (much), and will have no impact at all on unemployment and economic growth.
Despite public perceptions that migrants have had a substantial and negative impact on wages, there is little quantitative evidence to date that suggests this. What is clear, however, is that migrants have increasingly come to dominate certain sectors and sub-sectors of the economy such as cleaning, construction and agriculture.
It would be sad to see hundreds of years of employment law progress being swapped for £2,000 worth of shares which can be bought back on dismissal 'at a reasonable price'.
Civil servants could see "basic workers rights" slashed, including holidays, sick pay and child care, and even their jobs
Two out of five small business owners never talk to their staff about their physical or mental health, despite the cost of
Whether it is pagan rituals at Wiltshire stone circles or employment rights marches in Taiwan, May Day has different meanings