Just graduated and stuck in a low-paid ‘stop gap’ job? Don’t wait too long to move on, warns expert

Just graduated and stuck in a low-paid ‘stop gap’ job? Don’t wait too long to move on, warns expert

NEW NATIONAL LIVING WAGE WILL TEMPT FIRMS TO REPLACE STAFF WITH ROBOTS,  SAYS CBI BOSS Graduates stuck in ‘stop gap’ jobs should get out of them as soon as they can, according to an industry expert who fears low-paid jobs could soon be replaced by machines...
The UK’s low wages are a “scandal”, says Labour leader

The UK’s low wages are a “scandal”, says Labour leader

ROCK-BOTTOM PAY FOR 5 MILLION WORKERS “CAN’T CARRY ON”, INSISTS ED MILIBAND Labour leader Ed Miliband has outlined plans to increase the UK’s national minimum wage to a level closer to the country’s average income, if his party wins the...
Zero-hours contracts give workers “choice” and “flexibility”, bosses claim

Zero-hours contracts give workers “choice” and “flexibility”, bosses claim

BUT CAMPAIGNERS INSIST THEY EXPLOIT VULNERABLE, LOW-PAID STAFF * UPDATE: 25 JUNE 2014 * Business secretary Vince Cable has today moved to ban ‘exclusivity’ clauses in zero-hours contracts, which have tied desperate workers to one employer, even when that...
“Oh, okay then…” Bosses finally back minimum wage rise

“Oh, okay then…” Bosses finally back minimum wage rise

LOWEST PAID WORKERS LOOK SET TO EARN 3% MORE There is good news for graduates earning the national minimum wage – Britain’s business leaders have announced they are backing a proposed 3% rise recommended by the Low Pay Commission. The bad news?...
A fifth of firms plan to hire more graduates in 2014

A fifth of firms plan to hire more graduates in 2014

BUT LOW WAGES AND SHORT-TERM CONTRACTS WILL STAY If you found it tough to land a graduate job in 2013, we have good news. It should be a bit easier in 2014. More than a fifth of firms say they plan to hire more graduates in 2014 than they did in 2013, according to a...