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  •   We've heard a lot about strikes in the media this year, as the government passed their Trade Union Act in May. And much of the coverage has portrayed ordinary working people with genuine grievances...
    13th October 2016
  •   Getting a foot on the career ladder can be daunting at the best of economic times, and you may well feel an overwhelming urge to get ahead of the competition, gain experience and skills, and start...
    11th October 2016
  •   Previously on this blog, we've touched upon ways to impress at interview – i.e. be on time; be smart; know your prospective employer’s business inside-out; and rehearse answers to obvious interview...
    9th October 2016
  •   Millions of Brits give up their time to work for free every year. Whether you’re employed, looking for work or studying, a temporary, part-time or full-time unpaid role gives you something money...
    7th October 2016
  •   Digital technology has completely revolutionised the way we find work. Smart apps let us bash off a job application on the bus. Email alerts send us the latest vacancies without us having to lift a...
    4th October 2016
  • As  a new manager, making the transition from team member to team leader, can sometimes feel exciting and overwhelming at the same time. You may be thinking, how do I encourage engagement and...
    3rd October 2016
  • On Saturday 1 October, the national minimum wage went up for young workers under 25, which is welcome news. But whilst the gap is closing a bit on the higher 'national living wage' brought in for...
    2nd October 2016
  •   The fair relationships that unions foster between workers and employers take time and effort to negotiate, but the results speak for themselves: on average, staff in unionised workplaces enjoy...
    22nd September 2016
  •   The Prime Minister is fond of saying that "Brexit means Brexit", but exactly what it means for working people is still not at all clear. The people have spoken in the referendum, and at some point...
    22nd September 2016
  • With the temperatures set to soar to over 30oC in parts of the UK this week, the TUC is calling on employers to make sure their staff working outdoors are properly protected from the sun and the heat...
    16th August 2016

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