Employment

Raising state pension age to 71 would be a 'big blow' and risks 'working people to death', experts say
A piggy bank and some stacked coins
Pensions

Raising state pension age to 71 would be a 'big blow' and risks 'working people to death', experts say

'Thank God it's Thursday!': Will we have a four-day working week by 2030? Yes, probably
Four-day working week

'Thank God it's Thursday!': Will we have a four-day working week by 2030? Yes, probably

How Big Issue Recruit helped more than 100 marginalised people overcome barriers to work
Big Issue Recruit

How Big Issue Recruit helped more than 100 marginalised people overcome barriers to work

Union urges workers in Northern Ireland to block roads and occupy buildings if strikes fail
Strikes

Union urges workers in Northern Ireland to block roads and occupy buildings if strikes fail

The Post Office scandal proves why workers' needs must be put ahead of AI and technology
Post Office Horizon Scandal
Post Office scandal

The Post Office scandal proves why workers' needs must be put ahead of AI and technology

Ethnic minorities are still paid less than white colleagues – and pay parity is long, long overdue
ethnicity pay gap/ two men interview
Ethnicity pay gap

Ethnic minorities are still paid less than white colleagues – and pay parity is long, long overdue

How traditional crafts like clog making and sign-writing are providing an alternative to the 9 to 5
REBECCA STRUTHERS, Watchmaker &; historian, STAFFORDSHIRE
Alternative careers

How traditional crafts like clog making and sign-writing are providing an alternative to the 9 to 5

Union leaders vow to resist Tories' 'unworkable and undemocratic' new anti-strike laws
Protesters hold up flags and placards at a protest in London on October 1, 2022.
Strikes

Union leaders vow to resist Tories' 'unworkable and undemocratic' new anti-strike laws

I always loved translating for my family. Big Issue Recruit helped me land my 'dream job'
Big Issue Recruit

I always loved translating for my family. Big Issue Recruit helped me land my 'dream job'

'We need protection': How AI, algorithms and oppressive digital tech are pushing workers to the brink
Worker's rights

'We need protection': How AI, algorithms and oppressive digital tech are pushing workers to the brink

Care leavers find it much harder to get a job – but any company would be lucky to have us
Employment

Care leavers find it much harder to get a job – but any company would be lucky to have us

AI may be coming for your job – but there is hope, experts insist: 'We have a choice'
Illustration of a robot teacher
Artificial Intelligence

AI may be coming for your job – but there is hope, experts insist: 'We have a choice'

I quit work to care for my mum. Big Issue Recruit helped me find my sense of purpose again
Big Issue Recruit

I quit work to care for my mum. Big Issue Recruit helped me find my sense of purpose again

'I had to do something': Ex-prisoner explains how love for his kids helped him turn his life around
Justice system

'I had to do something': Ex-prisoner explains how love for his kids helped him turn his life around

The national living wage, real living wage and minimum wage explained
living wage
Minimum wage

The national living wage, real living wage and minimum wage explained

National living wage to rise to £11 an hour – but experts say it's not enough
jeremy hunt
National living wage

National living wage to rise to £11 an hour – but experts say it's not enough

University strike disrupts freshers' week as staff slam 'very worst employers'
Strikes

University strike disrupts freshers' week as staff slam 'very worst employers'

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Future of work

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UK film and TV workers forced to find new jobs and claim benefits due to Hollywood strikes
Hollywood strikes

UK film and TV workers forced to find new jobs and claim benefits due to Hollywood strikes

Job interview but low on cash? Here's where to get a free smart outfit for a great first impression
Advice

Job interview but low on cash? Here's where to get a free smart outfit for a great first impression

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