Casual or short-term contracts, a lack of professional development, little hope of career progression: a survey of academic working conditions sounds a warning.
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Many millions are in need of short-term credit to supplement poor and exploitative pay.
On the edge.
Unemployment levels are low, but many people are being pushed into inadequately paid jobs by a punitive benefit system and lack of choice.
Forty years on, there is still resistance to mixing with the ‘sort of people’ who were segregated in social housing tower blocks.
Even where communities are mixed, many inner-city families go to extraordinary financial and geographic lengths to ensure their children do not go to school with children from ‘the flats’.
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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’.
On the march.
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A century on from the UK’s only ever general strike, the major federation for organised labour in Britain must learn to be more effective.
Care workers need career progression too.
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Working in a care home should come with better career prospects.
A precarious foot on the job ladder.
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With secure jobs hard to find, it’s easier for people from higher social classes to be in temporary work.
The new precariat.
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Many young people are part of the precariat – in low-paid insecure work.
What future does this envelope hold?
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