Archive: Employment

Anxiety reigns ahead of the spending review announcement on Wednesday

Public sector morale ebbs amidst cuts anxiety

Public sector workers are anxious and pessimistic about the impending comprehensive spending review (CSR), according to a survey.

  • Asbestos ruling will lead to confusion, lawyers warn

    Asbestos ruling not clear-cut

    Taxpayers could be left facing a hefty bill for compensation after judges ruled in favour of insurance companies over an estimated 6,000 asbestos cases.

  • The government is trying to scale back generous redundancy schemes for civil servants

    Union puts brakes on redundancy reform

    The Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) has rejected a government offer on the reform of civil servants' redundancy payments.

  • Unemployment falls, but claimants rise

    Unemployment falls

    There was mixed news when employment figures were released earlier today, with unemployment falling but claimant counts up.

  • Poverty is rising among those in employment, according to IPPR's report

    Rise in 'working poor'

    A dramatic increase in unemployed poverty has been spared at the cost of a rise in the number of "working poor", the IPPR thinktank has suggested.

  • Unions would find it harder to instigate strikes under Policy Exchange's recommendations

    Unions 'should be broken up'

    British trade unions are too big, unrepresentative and politically influential and need to be trimmed down to size, according to a stinging report by Policy Exchange.

  • Three 'secret meetings' costing taxpayers money have been highlighted by Priti Patel

    Taxpayer's union expenses rile Tory MP

    Trade union officials are under fire from a Conservative MP who has unveiled nearly £40,000 of expenses, paid by the taxpayer, spent on senior 'union barons'.

  • Unemployment falls - for now

    Overall unemployment levels have fallen slightly, but the number of those without work for over 12 months has hit a 13-year high.

  • Albert Dock in Liverpool, in the 1980's. The history of Liverpool is blighted by unemployment.

    Liverpool and Manchester top jobless list

    More young people grow up in workless households in Liverpool and Manchester than anywhere else in the UK, according to new research from the Princes' Trust.

  • Striking workers in Greece

    Unions signal 'class war' over cuts

    The RMT union has tabled a motion demanding "coordinated" action against government cuts at next month's TUC conference.

  • The BA/Unite dispute has been grumbling along for months

    BA and Unite return to talks

    Beleaguered airline British Airways negotiators are returning to the negotiating table today for the latest round of talks with the Unite union.

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