Workers rights

Fire and rehire crackdown "lacks bite", unions say

The government’s new statutory Code of Practice on the use of fire and rehire tactics has been criticised for not going far enough to deter employers.

Wales must enforce labour rights, says TUC

A study published by the Trades Union Congress found 58% of Welsh workers think workers need better protection from unfair exploitation.

Women are most likely to be underemployed, research finds

Women are among the groups of UK workers who are most likely to be affected by underemployment, according to research from the Underemployment Project, a sociological investigation of underemployment.

Employees unaware of new day one right to request flexible working

Most (70%) of employees are not aware that they will have a right to request flexible working from their employer from day one of their job next year, according to the Advisory, Conciliation and...

Workers unaware of zero-hours contracts rights

Research found 61% of workers are unaware of the rights of people on zero-hours contracts, according to workplace arbitration body Acas.

Labour’s zero-hours contract pledge divides experts

Angela Rayner, deputy leader of the Labour Party, promised to ban zero-hours contracts if Labour comes into power at the next election.

TUC launches AI taskforce to safeguard workers’ rights

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has created a new taskforce to draft new legal protections to ensure AI is regulated fairly at work.

Is the gig up for the gig economy? (Part two)

The gig economy continues to be a hot topic for discussion as the UK works on its position on fair work. Dan Cave uncovers the current climate and explores the alternatives.

UK's new working time plans risk employee exploitation, says TUC

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has today (13 July) warned that ministers’ plans to loosen rules on how working time is recorded would help rogue employers cheat workers out of pay.

Insecure work left millions vulnerable to Covid, says TUC

People in insecure work were twice as likely to die from Covid during the pandemic, according to new research from the Trades Union Congress (TUC).

Half of UK gig economy workers paid below minimum wage

Half (52%) of UK gig economy workers earn below minimum wage, according to a study by the University of Bristol.

Is the workplace more trans-inclusive than society?

In the wider world the transgender community is not still experiencing enough support and inclusion and there is a new surge in rhetoric, harassment and discrimination, and a huge wedge between gender...