The number of people on zero-hours contracts has increased during the pandemic, but they don’t seem to figure in the chancellor’s recovery plans.
Significant numbers of key workers barely make the minimum wage.
Flexibility is just a euphemism for exploitation.
The government insistence of an employment success story betrays the reality of austerity job cuts and pay squeezes for many
New research shows high numbers of people in the UK are working multiple low-paid jobs.
And it doesn’t involve immigrant bashing. Quite the opposite.
Unemployment levels are low, but many people are being pushed into inadequately paid jobs by a punitive benefit system and lack of choice.
When people get locked into the gig economy, it adversely affects other areas of their lives, from health to housing
The reality of life as an academic – not quite as comfortable as you might think.
Around the world, McDonald’s is known for its staunch and well-resourced attempt to remain ‘union free’.
Two experts assess the prime minister’s claim and what the evidence says about the impact of a ban.
With no guarantee of work or pay, is the stress of flexible work contracts affecting the health of workers?
The restaurant chain may well be trying to head off union pressure and sidestep collective action … but a win is a win.
A universal basic income would enable people to embrace the gig economy and give them greater leverage in the jobs they choose.
The wealth bonanza enjoyed by top flight football clubs does not trickle down to many of their employees.
New measure of 32 countries’ economic balance places UK and US near bottom of the pile.
Life is a lot different for the flexible working creative class and the call centre worker on a zero-hours contract.
External pressure has led to delivery giant, Hermes, being referred to the chief tax man over whether or not its workers should be classified as ‘self-employed’.
Sports Direct is neither the first nor the last company to face a reputation crisis – and it can bounce back.
New research shows that a third of UK families fall below a minimum standard of living – many are hardworking but still struggle to make ends meet.