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DELIVEROO DRIVERS LATEST TO GO ON STRIKE – THIS TIME OVER PAY

Deliveroo, an upmarket on-demand food delivery service, has exploded in popularity since it was founded in 2013 by William Shu, a former investment banker, and ex-software developer Greg Orlowski. Last night, a large group of Deliveroo drivers gathered in West Hampstead in a strike over pay. In May, Deliveroo announced a new contract as a […]

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Eurostar workers latest to join the train strike epidemic

Eurostar rail workers are to take seven days of strike action this month in a dispute over their work-life balance, the RMT union says. Staff will walk out from 00:01 BST on 12 August until 23.59 BST on 15 August, and for three days over the UK Bank Holiday weekend from 27 August. The union […]

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Smarter Working Day launches as four in ten employees feel undervalued

Today, Monday July 25, is Smarter Working Day (1) an inaugural awareness day encouraging businesses to allow their staff to work flexibly.  With nearly four in ten (39%) current workers (2) feeling ‘undervalued’, employers must now meet new, higher expectations of what employees want in order to attract and keep top talent. In response to […]

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Drivers take Uber to employment tribunal over workers’ rights

Drivers have taken taxi app company Uber to court over claims that it does not provide them with basic workers’ rights. The firm, which employs around 30,000 drivers in London and more in cities across the UK and internationally, designates its drivers as self-employed rather than employed workers. Uber claims it is a technology company […]

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Affordability biggest barrier to digital workers looking to change jobs

The biggest barrier to relocation for 59% of digital professionals is affordability, new research by digital recruitment specialist, The Candidate, has found. The research, of 500 digital professionals, uncovered the worries that are preventing digital professionals from moving to a new location for a job. Following affordability were concerns around leaving a partner (49%) or […]