Category Archives: Problems at Work

Articles for all types of working people and their managers about how to avoid and resolve problems at work

Zero Hours but not Zero Holiday Pay

Half of people on zero hours contracts wrongly believe that they’re not entitled to paid holiday, says Citizens Advice. New research from Citizens Advice has indicated that half of the…

3.5 million unsecure jobs by 2022

Almost 300,000 more people could be trapped in insecure work by end of next Parliament, warns the TUC If the way people work continues to follow current trends 3.5 million…

1 in 3 experience racism

Since the Brexit vote 1 in 3 BAME people have witnessed or experienced racist says the TUC poll Ahead of UN Anti-Racism Day, on 18 March the Trade Unions Congress…

Rail Strike today, commute by road instead?

Anyone affected by the strike action at Arriva Northern and Mersey train services today may feel tempted to forget the problems with commuting train and return to commuting by road….

wearable technology reduces stress

Study shows workers who wore a Spire tracker experienced less stress, stress symptoms, anxious days, and negative mood as well as more energetic days than non-Spire users. In what is…

How racist is your workplace

Politicians have been urged by the University of Manchester to take action to address the problem of workplace racism. Researchers Dr Stephen Ashe and Professor James Nazroo were commissioned by Business…

Teamwork gets a ClueGo

You know the feeling, you spend all day with the same group of people, but something is missing. It just doesn’t feel like a team. Something has to change, but…

Scottish industrial heartlands join inner London as worst place to find a job

An analysis from the  TUC has revealed that the Scottish industrial heartlands of West Dunbartonshire and East Ayrshire have overtaken inner London boroughs to become Britain’s worst employment blackspots. The TUC…

Unemployment and wages falling

Trades Union Congress General Secretary Brendan Barber has described the latest employment figures from the Office for National Statistics as good news for those people who are looking for work, but containing a gloomy…

Head-hunters disagree with Davies report

The new Davis report on Women on Boards suggests that FTSE 100 companies should aim to have one female director for every three men. But,  65% of head-hunters say that firms should…