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  • At workSMART, we're following the EU referendum campaign closely, as so many workers’ rights in the UK are underpinned by EU rules. If the UK were to leave the European Union, it could mean risking a...
    25th March 2016
  • UK workers gave their bosses an astonishing £31.5 billion of unpaid overtime last year. To break that down, more than five million people put in an average of 7.7 hours extra work a week in unpaid...
    26th February 2016
  • It’s that time of the year again when many of us resolve to make changes – albeit often temporary ones – that will leave us happier and healthier. But don’t limit your New Year’s Resolutions to a new...
    1st January 2016
  • Hundreds of thousands of people will be working this Christmas Day in the UK. The TUC has estimated that more than 900,000 employees will work on 25 December this year. Care workers (168,000) and...
    22nd December 2015
  •   The workSMART Christmas survival guide Whether you've been naughty or nice this year, find out how much peace and goodwill you can expect at work this festive season with our Christmas working...
    7th December 2015
  • This Christmas Day across the UK, around one million people will be hard at work. Among them, carers, nurses, security guards, bar, kitchen and waiting staff,... and of course thousands of vicars! ...
    3rd December 2015
  • 23 November is National Freelancers Day in the UK, when we doff our caps to those brave souls who plough their own furrow in the world of work. Did you know, a colossal 15% of UK workers are already...
    23rd November 2015
  • As we approach winter, it’s getting pretty cold and dark out there. Cough and cold season is upon us. Around 12.7 million school days were missed due to illness in autumn term 2014. That’s not great...
    5th November 2015
  • Living Wage Week 2016 runs 1 – 7 November. Since July's budget, the Chancellor George Osborne has been keen to promote his rebranded ‘national living wage’ that will peg the legal minimum for paid...
    3rd November 2015
  • Monsoon Accessorize has topped the latest list of 115 companies to be named and shamed for paying workers less than the minimum wage. At the TUC, we’re pleased that the government is continuing to...
    24th October 2015

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