Archive: Employment

Southampton docks, where port health workers are on strike today

Union fights council plan to cut 1,200 jobs

Southampton city council has become the first big local authority to ask its workers to take a pay cut or lose their jobs, triggering a row with unions.

  • Ministers will be concerned about employment trends dipping even before the bulk of the spending review measures hit

    Unemployment creeps up to 2.5m

    Joblessness went up by 35,000 in the three months to October, raising concern about the readiness of the market for public sector cuts.

  • The parliament's plans for 20 weeks maternity leave at full pay defeated

    EU pregnancy law scuppered

    MEPs' plans to extend minimum maternity leave at full pay to 20 weeks have been defeated by ministers.

  • The latest offer will have to be approved by BA cabin crew

    BA dispute: End in sight?

    A new improved offer for British Airways cabin crew is to be put to union members, raising hopes of a settlement to the year-and-a-half dispute.

  • Young people are pessimistic about their futures in the age of austerity

    Poll: Young people expect to bear the brunt of cuts

    Sixteen to eighteen year olds agree with the need to cut the deficit - but expect to endure some of the worst effects of the spending review, according to a poll by Demos.

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