Factcheck: Are immigrants finding work at twice the rate as British born workers?

A recent statistic was taken, and at first glance looks to show that foreign-born U.K workers are finding employment at twice the rate of U.K. natives.  While the data does show an increase in employment by non-natives, it is impossible to detect the motives behind the worker, that is – if they’re actually coming to the U.K. to look for …

How can I move from a good graduate job into politics?

In a letter to Jeremy, a reader describes how he wants to enter the political realm but isn’t sure if the risk is worth the effort.  Being an English major graduate, he currently works for a stable organization and makes a decent salary, but feels that the job is just not right for him – it isn’t what he wants …

UK businesses to retain jobs despite economic gloom

  Even in the 3rd quarter of the UK’s negative business growth, many of these companies plan to retain their workers and prevent layoffs and redundancies.  Many of these companies failed to recognize that their gestures won’t account for the lack of skilled workers they so desperately need.  40 percent of these companies have no real long-term workforce strategy.   …

Unite workers at Capita ITS vote for strike action

Members of the Unite Union have struck back at Capita IT Services with plans to strike if labour demands are not met. 65% of these unionised members are outraged by the outsourcing of British jobs to India, which never return once leaving the UK. Unite threatens to use industrial action, which worked in the past against Fujitsu. Source: here

The 40-something redundancy scrap-heap challenge

STOP, you must see this wonderful article, you wouldn’t regret of seeing it. Just open it and everything in your life is going to be better. It’s about overcoming the fear that you are not good enough. So, you current job is getting boring or you want a job from your dreams, check it now. Read the full article here: …

Blackburn council plans redundancies to meet government spending targets

This article discusses how for the first time the Blackburn council and its labour leaders will have to make staff compulsorily redundant in order to make the government enforced spending cuts. The authorities underspent roughly 4% of their overall budget in order to keep money set aside for a rainy day. Services such as grass cutting, street cleaning and redundancy …

What are your rights when employers don’t pay up?

What would you do if your employer refused to pay you? Most believe this kind of thing almost never happens, but with the NatWest conundrum, predicaments like this have been getting more attention. One would think that after one failure to pay your salary, you would be able to claim constructive dismissal and resign. However, this can actually only be …

Acas and EHRC launch maternity rights and redundancy

In order to inform employers about the rights of pregnant women and mothers on maternity leave, Acas and the Equality Human Rights Commission have developed a guide. Acas’s helpline receives over 15,000 calls from employers and employees with questions on pregnancy, maternity, and redundancy. The guide aims to avoid unfair dismissal of women under these conditions. Read the full article …

PMS cuts could force practice redundancies

Following 15% cuts to budgets, some of London’s GP practices are finding themselves considering the merits of redundancies or salary reductions. Some practices are currently alerting their staffs to be ready for the possibility of salary cuts. One likely solution includes failing to replace staff members who leave practices. Cost effectiveness strategies are forcing practice to making difficult decisions. Read …

Accept new contracts or face redundancy, Fox’s Biscuits staff told

Workers at Fox’s Biscuits have been told to either accept new contracts or face dismissal. Fox’s Buscuits’ owner, the 2 Sisters Food Group, has amended working conditions to feature drops in sick pay, redundancy pay, holiday pay, and overtime. The process of re-engagement will impact roughly 700 workers at the factory. Read the full article here