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Young worker’s Challenge #7: Precarious working conditions

21 Nov 2016, By

This month we’re counting down the ten most significant challenges faced by young workers. Young people’s experience of work is increasingly dominated by precarious working conditions. It might be zero-hours or very short-hours contracts, agency work, temporary jobs or fixed term contracts. The flexibility of these contracts are great for employers: bosses can respond to…

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ACT NOW! Freedom for Iranian teacher union leader Esmail Abdi

21 Nov 2016, By

The international trade union movement continues to deplore the actions of the Iranian government in its heavy handed stance of imprisoning trade unionists on unjust, trumped up charges. One such case is of Mr. Esmail Abdi, a leader of the Tehran Teacher Trade Association, who has been sentenced to a six-year jail term on bogus…

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YOUNG WORKER’S CHALLENGE #6: UNDEREMPLOYMENT

17 Nov 2016, By

This month we’re counting down the ten most significant challenges faced by young workers. Today is underemployment. We all know that the traditional ‘9 to 5’ working day no longer exists for a large proportion of young workers. With the increases in zero hours, insecure contracts and more people working night shifts, I think it’s…

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Young worker’s Challenge #5: Weak opportunities for progression

15 Nov 2016, By

This month we’re counting down the ten most significant challenges faced by young workers. In comparison to young employees in general, Britain’s young core workers find getting ahead at work harder. For example, they’re less likely to be a manager. I wrote earlier in the month about the lack of training opportunities for Britain’s young…

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