Labour party conference
The Labour party announced a number of policies to radically change the world of work at its conference in Brighton, including a four-day working week, an end to zero-hours contracts and greater rights for pregnant and menopausal women at work.
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell said: “People in our country work some of the longest hours in Europe. And since the 1980s the link between increasing productivity and expanded free time has been broken. It’s time to put that right”.
But the CBI criticised the proposals for excluding business from the plans.
Unions and organisations gave their backing to the youth climate strikes, as firms were urged to take more action on environmental issues.
A week of strikes and co-ordinated actions took place from 20 to 27 September ahead of the United Nations Climate Summit in New York on 27 September.
It comes after Swedish teenage activist Greta Thunberg urged adults to take more responsibility for tackling the climate crisis.
Thunberg said: "We feel a lot of adults haven’t quite understood that we young people won’t hold off the climate crisis ourselves. Sorry if this is inconvenient for you. But this is not a single-generation job. It’s humanity’s job."
We spoke to some of the employees who took part in strikes in London.
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