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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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YOUNG WORKER’S CHALLENGE #4: OVERQUALIFICATION

11 Nov 2016, By

This month we’re counting down the ten most significant challenges faced by young workers. Number 4 is overqualification. Being rejected from a job because you are “too qualified” is a bit of a tricky one to handle. Sometimes employers give this as a reason because, truthfully, they want to pay you less (with qualifications comes…

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Why I joined the Musicians’ Union

10 Nov 2016, By Guest

I joined the MU because it is the largest organisation representing musicians (over 30,000) in the UK. With this large number comes a community that supports existing and new members with up to date accessible information at all stages of one’s career. I initially joined the MU as a music teacher. I found resources such…

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Top US trade unionist responds to Trump election

09 Nov 2016, By

Richard Trumka, President of the TUC’s equivalent in the USA, the AFLCIO, had this to say about the outcome of the 2016 Presidential election: Donald Trump has been elected president. America is a democratic nation, and the voters have spoken. The AFL-CIO accepts the outcome of this election, and offers our congratulations to President-elect Trump.…

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British steelworkers take #SaveOurSteel message to Brussels

09 Nov 2016, By

Steel union members from Scunthorpe, South Wales and other parts of the UK joined over 10,000 steelworkers from all over Europe to demonstrate in Brussels today against Chinese steel dumping, ahead of a meeting of EU trade ministers on Friday. They were marching to protect jobs in Europe from Chinese attempts to undercut their industries…

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