Could bosses soon be JAILED for having unpaid interns?

Could bosses soon be JAILED for having unpaid interns?

WHY MORE WAGE CHEATS COULD FACE PROSECUTION IN FUTURE There have been calls for firms that employ unpaid interns to be prosecuted, not just fined or told to reimburse workers’ missing pay. Speaking shortly after 350 firms – including Debenhams, Subway and...
Tell us again… WHY don’t under-25s get the new national living wage?

Tell us again… WHY don’t under-25s get the new national living wage?

YOU CAN VOTE AND JOIN THE ARMY – BUT YOU DON’T DESERVE ‘GROWN UP’ WAGES UNTIL YOUR 25TH BIRTHDAY. WHAT’S THAT ABOUT? Around 1.3 million workers will enjoy a historic pay boost from today, as the government’s new National Living Wage...
Graduates among those hit hardest by zero-hours contract boom

Graduates among those hit hardest by zero-hours contract boom

UNDER-25s ACCOUNT FOR TWO THIRDS OF LATEST RISE A new boom  in the number of people depending on a zero-hours contract for their main job has hit young workers hardest, according to new research. This includes many graduates doing “stop-gap” jobs –...
An insult to workers? Minimum wage set to rise… by a measly 20p per hour

An insult to workers? Minimum wage set to rise… by a measly 20p per hour

NEW RATE IS “NOWHERE NEAR ENOUGH” SAY CRITICS Good news for graduates doing low-paid internships, shop jobs and bar work: the national minimum wage is set to rise in October 2015. The bad news? The new rate is just 20p per hour more than the current rate....
Only one in 40 new jobs since the recession is for a full-time employee

Only one in 40 new jobs since the recession is for a full-time employee

1.3 MILLION PEOPLE STILL WANT MORE WORK THAN THEY CAN FIND. ARE YOU ONE OF THEM? Only one in every 40 new jobs created since the recession is for a full-time employee – and many workers classed as ‘self-employed’ are only just scratching a living,...