Future of Work

Asda

ASDA PRESSED ON EQUAL PAY FOR FEMALE STORE WORKERS AFTER TRIBUNAL RULING

Supermarket giant Asda is being urged to solve a “wide-ranging” industry problem of equal pay after a ruling on jobs of equal value. The Employment Appeal Tribunal decided that jobs in Asda stores were comparable to those in the firm’s distribution centre. The GMB union said it wanted to find a “sensible solution” to its […]

Gender balance

UK COMPANIES COMMITTED TO GENDER PAY GAP REPORTING BUT SLOW TO PUBLISH

Although supportive of Gender Pay Gap reporting in principle, the majority of UK companies see the need to create a narrative around their figures which is slowing down publication, according to a recent survey by Mercer. The survey shows that although perceptions of the regulations have improved since being made final, companies find the regulations […]

Retirement

GLOBAL SURVEY HIGHLIGHTS WORKPLACE SAVINGS KEY FOR RETIREMENT INCOME

A global study looking into people’s retirement outlook revealed that the UK is world leading in ensuring that workplace savings are a key to providing retirement income. The research*, carried out by Aegon in 15 countries across the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia, provides insights on what retirement means to people across the globe. While […]

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ONE IN TWO NEW RETIREES PLANNING TO WORK PAST STATE PENSION AGE

More than half of people planning to retire this year would consider, or already are, working past their state pension age, research has found. Some 51% of people surveyed are working past their state pension age or would consider doing so, Prudential found. This marks the fifth year in a row of the surveys by […]

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DELIVEROO URGES LAW CHANGE TO GIVE SELF-EMPLOYED RIDERS SECURITY AND FLEXIBILITY

Delivery firm Deliveroo is calling on the Government to update legislation to give self-employed people greater security while maintaining the flexibility they want. The firm said current employment law prevents companies from extending some of the entitlements that are open to “workers” without calling into question the status of its riders, who are classed as self-employed. In […]

Loyalty scheme

END OF CHEAP LABOUR RISKS JOB CUTS AND BUSINESS CLOSURES SAYS NEW REPORT

The world of work is going to be “reshaped” because of the end of unlimited cheap labour, threatening job losses, business closures and weaker pay growth, a new report says. The Resolution Foundation said the UK’s labour market was at a “tipping point” because of falling migration and risinglabour costs. The think tank warned that failure to tackle the […]

Work experience

EMPLOYERS FORCING WORKERS INTO ZERO HOURS CONTRACTS SAYS CONCILIATION SERVICE ACAS

Hairdressers, cleaners and construction workers are being told they have to become self-employed so their employer could avoid the costs of sick, holiday or maternity pay, it has been revealed. Callers to the helpline of the conciliation service Acas also disclosed that offers of work dried up if they became pregnant or had a serious illness. Some workers who […]

RBS

RBS TO CUT 400 PLUS UK JOBS AND OUTSOURCE THEM TO INDIA

Royal Bank of Scotland is cutting 443 UK jobs dealing with business loans as it shifts many of the roles to India. The state-owned bank said it was moving the jobs, which help to handle loans for small businesses, as part of an ongoing cost-cutting drive. But the company, which owns RBS and NatWest, added […]