Employment

Over 500 employers named for ‘cheating workers’ out of minimum wage – but it’s worse than you think
Minimum wage

Over 500 employers named for ‘cheating workers’ out of minimum wage – but it’s worse than you think

Over 500 businesses have “cheated workers” by failing to pay them minimum wage – but the true figure is much higher, unions have warned.

Every single company embracing four-day working week says move has been ‘positive’, study finds
four-day week

Every single company embracing four-day working week says move has been ‘positive’, study finds

Nine-in-ten businesses that trial the four-day work week keep the policy in place after a year, new research shows

‘Care sector is on its knees’: How Tory crackdown on overseas care workers will fuel exploitation
Immigration

‘Care sector is on its knees’: How Tory crackdown on overseas care workers will fuel exploitation

In a bid to reduce migration, the government is stopping overseas care workers from bringing dependents. But an expert has warned it could push more into exploitation

‘We’re slaves to the platform’: Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats riders are striking. Here’s why
Employment

‘We’re slaves to the platform’: Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats riders are striking. Here’s why

Raising state pension age to 71 would be a ‘big blow’ and risks ‘working people to death’, experts say
Pensions

Raising state pension age to 71 would be a ‘big blow’ and risks ‘working people to death’, experts say

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‘Thank God it’s Thursday!’: Will we have a four-day working week by 2030? Yes, probably
Four-day working week

‘Thank God it’s Thursday!’: Will we have a four-day working week by 2030? Yes, probably

How Big Issue Recruit helped more than 100 marginalised people overcome barriers to work
Big Issue Recruit

How Big Issue Recruit helped more than 100 marginalised people overcome barriers to work

Union urges workers in Northern Ireland to block roads and occupy buildings if strikes fail
Strikes

Union urges workers in Northern Ireland to block roads and occupy buildings if strikes fail

The Post Office scandal proves why workers’ needs must be put ahead of AI and technology
Post Office scandal

The Post Office scandal proves why workers’ needs must be put ahead of AI and technology

Ethnic minorities are still paid less than white colleagues – and pay parity is long, long overdue
Ethnicity pay gap

Ethnic minorities are still paid less than white colleagues – and pay parity is long, long overdue

How traditional crafts like clog making and sign-writing are providing an alternative to the 9 to 5
Alternative careers

How traditional crafts like clog making and sign-writing are providing an alternative to the 9 to 5

Union leaders vow to resist Tories’ ‘unworkable and undemocratic’ new anti-strike laws
Strikes

Union leaders vow to resist Tories’ ‘unworkable and undemocratic’ new anti-strike laws

I always loved translating for my family. Big Issue Recruit helped me land my ‘dream job’
Big Issue Recruit

I always loved translating for my family. Big Issue Recruit helped me land my ‘dream job’

Care leavers find it much harder to get a job – but any company would be lucky to have us
Employment

Care leavers find it much harder to get a job – but any company would be lucky to have us

AI may be coming for your job – but there is hope, experts insist: ‘We have a choice’
Artificial Intelligence

AI may be coming for your job – but there is hope, experts insist: ‘We have a choice’

I quit work to care for my mum. Big Issue Recruit helped me find my sense of purpose again
Big Issue Recruit

I quit work to care for my mum. Big Issue Recruit helped me find my sense of purpose again

‘I had to do something’: Ex-prisoner explains how love for his kids helped him turn his life around
Justice system

‘I had to do something’: Ex-prisoner explains how love for his kids helped him turn his life around

The national living wage, real living wage and minimum wage explained
Minimum wage

The national living wage, real living wage and minimum wage explained

National living wage to rise to £11 an hour – but experts say it’s not enough
National living wage

National living wage to rise to £11 an hour – but experts say it’s not enough

University strike disrupts freshers’ week as staff slam ‘very worst employers’
Strikes

University strike disrupts freshers’ week as staff slam ‘very worst employers’

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Advice

Job interview but low on cash? Here’s where to get a free smart outfit for a great first impression

Benefits must rise alongside record wage growth, economists warn 
Wages

Benefits must rise alongside record wage growth, economists warn 

Arsenal ‘starboy’ Bukayo Saka on playing football, beating trolls and offering a hand up
Interview

Arsenal ‘starboy’ Bukayo Saka on playing football, beating trolls and offering a hand up

Considering a new job? Here’s how to retrain in 10 crucial areas desperate to hire
Retrain

Considering a new job? Here’s how to retrain in 10 crucial areas desperate to hire