Employment

Millions of Brits think their jobs are ‘meaningless.’ Could a four-day working work week fix that?
Four-day working week

Millions of Brits think their jobs are ‘meaningless.’ Could a four-day working work week fix that?

An estimated 11 million British workers believe their jobs are ‘meaningless’ new analysis suggests – prompting renewed calls for a four day work week
‘What are we going to do?’: Misery for commuters as train strikes continue
Train strikes

‘What are we going to do?’: Misery for commuters as train strikes continue

British farmers demand universal basic income to prevent bankruptcy in wake of Brexit
Farmer mental health
Universal Basic Income

British farmers demand universal basic income to prevent bankruptcy in wake of Brexit

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Rolling driver walkouts and crippling shut downs: Will the Tube and train strikes ever end?
Rail strikes

Rolling driver walkouts and crippling shut downs: Will the Tube and train strikes ever end?

Tube and train strikes: Disruption for rail passengers as London Underground strike called off
Rail strikes

Tube and train strikes: Disruption for rail passengers as London Underground strike called off

Strikes

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‘What are we going to do?’: Misery for commuters as train strikes continue
Train strikes

‘What are we going to do?’: Misery for commuters as train strikes continue

Rolling driver walkouts and crippling shut downs: Will the Tube and train strikes ever end?
Rail strikes

Rolling driver walkouts and crippling shut downs: Will the Tube and train strikes ever end?

Tube and train strikes: Disruption for rail passengers as London Underground strike called off
Rail strikes

Tube and train strikes: Disruption for rail passengers as London Underground strike called off

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

Careers advice

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I was a drunk and homeless at 19. Volunteering helped me get my life back
Volunteering

I was a drunk and homeless at 19. Volunteering helped me get my life back

I was on benefits and struggling to support my family. Here’s how I turned my life around
an illustration of a woman checking her Credit Score
Byron O’Connor

I was on benefits and struggling to support my family. Here’s how I turned my life around

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’

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

Employment rights

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Millions of Brits think their jobs are ‘meaningless.’ Could a four-day working work week fix that?
Four-day working week

Millions of Brits think their jobs are ‘meaningless.’ Could a four-day working work week fix that?

I was abused, bullied and left in limbo as a migrant domestic worker. I’m proud of myself for surviving
Migrant domestic workers
Marigold Balquen

I was abused, bullied and left in limbo as a migrant domestic worker. I’m proud of myself for surviving

‘Job apocalypse’: Up to 8 million Brits risk losing their jobs to AI, government warned
Employment

‘Job apocalypse’: Up to 8 million Brits risk losing their jobs to AI, government warned

Over 500 employers named for ‘cheating workers’ out of minimum wage – but it’s worse than you think
Minimum wage

Over 500 employers named for ‘cheating workers’ out of minimum wage – but it’s worse than you think

Big Issue Recruit

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Here’s how Big Issue has helped thousands work their way out of poverty
National Vendor Week

Here’s how Big Issue has helped thousands work their way out of poverty

UK government must do more to help people back into jobs. But what’s the best way forward?
Big Issue Recruit
Katy Wright

UK government must do more to help people back into jobs. But what’s the best way forward?

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

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’

Employment explainers

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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

Inflation is slowing, can I still ask for a pay rise?
Work advice

Inflation is slowing, can I still ask for a pay rise?

Zero-hours contracts: Are they legal and what rights do they give me?
Gig economy workers tend to be on zero-hour contracts or short-term, freelance contracts rather than permanent jobs with a set number of hours.
Insecure work

Zero-hours contracts: Are they legal and what rights do they give me?

Want to work wherever, whenever? Here’s what the new flexible working law means in practice
Flexible working

Want to work wherever, whenever? Here’s what the new flexible working law means in practice

Changemakers in the world of work

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Changemakers 2022: Prison System
Changemakers 2022

Changemakers 2022: Prison System

Changemakers: Turly Humphreys’ streetwear stores help young people into work
Turly Humphreys Changemaker
Employment

Changemakers: Turly Humphreys’ streetwear stores help young people into work

Changemakers: Mursal Hedayat’s Chatterbox is transforming refugee employment
Employment

Changemakers: Mursal Hedayat’s Chatterbox is transforming refugee employment