From the TUC

Rights at work

Dyslexia in the workplace: Spotting the invisible disability

21 Mar 2014, By

Being different is what makes life interesting, but sometimes, when the differences are not recognised, lack of understanding from employers or colleagues can cause problems. So it is for large numbers of working people who are dyslexic. Previous editions having sold out, the TUC has just published a third edition of its advice for trade…

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An unwelcome delivery for Amazon.co.uk

03 Mar 2014, By Guest

On Friday, Amazon.co.uk received an unwelcome delivery of a 56,000-strong petition calling on it to pay its workers living wages. I set up the petition after seeing media exposes of the appalling policies and practices in Amazon warehouses across the UK: I received such an overwhelming response that I’ve spent the past 2 months gathering…

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Women in their 50s have been let down by work

27 Feb 2014, By

More women over the age of fifty are working than ever before but the generation of women who blazed a trail for women’s equality in the workplace are still struggling to get a fair deal. Low pay, discrimination, the pressures of juggling caring responsibilities and paid work, and difficulties accessing training opportunities are all among…

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Amazon need to make work pay before they expand further in UK

26 Feb 2014, By Guest

Amazon.co.uk’s refusal to pay its fair share of taxes or to treat its workers properly is giving it an unfair competitive advantage. The high tech way Amazon processes orders and tracks inventory disguises that it is also a traditional labour-intensive mail order retail business. They already operate huge warehouses in Croydon, Doncaster, Dunfermline, Gourock, Hemel…

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Inequality and trade unions: lessons from the US

04 Jan 2014, By

US President Obama made a speech before Christmas in which he described tackling inequality as “the defining challenge of our time.” New York’s newly elected Democrat Mayor Bill de Blasio (the first Democrat Mayor of the city for 20 years) said the same in his inaugural speech on New Year’s Day, describing the challenge as…

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