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Changemakers 2022: Workers’ rights
Changemakers 2022

Changemakers 2022: Workers’ rights

Meet our 2022 Changemakers who are striving to improve workers’ rights.

Half of young people don’t believe they’ll ever be able to retire comfortably
cost of living crisis

Half of young people don’t believe they’ll ever be able to retire comfortably

The health and prospects of those aged 16 to 24 are being eroded by precarious work and low benefits during the cost of living crisis, research has found.

What is hybrid working? Is it the future?
Future of work

What is hybrid working? Is it the future?

Covid-19 looks to have changed the work landscape for good with a full-time return to offices set to be ditched in favour of hybrid working. Here’s everything you need to know

I was unemployed for nearly 20 years – mental health support changed my life
Unemployment

I was unemployed for nearly 20 years – mental health support changed my life

Five graphs that show why the world today is so unfair for young people
Future generations

Five graphs that show why the world today is so unfair for young people

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What is the 4 day working week and why are UK campaigners calling for it?
Four day week

What is the 4 day working week and why are UK campaigners calling for it?

What is a right to disconnect and does the UK need one after Covid?
Right to disconnect

What is a right to disconnect and does the UK need one after Covid?

Sunak announces support for working universal credit claimants in Budget speech
Politics

Sunak announces support for working universal credit claimants in Budget speech

Fire and rehire: Government blocks bill to protect workers
Employment

Fire and rehire: Government blocks bill to protect workers

Want to know what career is right for you? These TikTok day-in-the-life videos are here to inspire you
Employment

Want to know what career is right for you? These TikTok day-in-the-life videos are here to inspire you

Restaurants banned from keeping tips as government admits minimum wage is not enough
Employment

Restaurants banned from keeping tips as government admits minimum wage is not enough

Record vacancies show Covid jobs boost but some still face ‘tricky autumn’
Employment

Record vacancies show Covid jobs boost but some still face ‘tricky autumn’

Those in so-called ‘dead-end jobs’ value their work – so should society
Opinion

Those in so-called ‘dead-end jobs’ value their work – so should society

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Sick pay isn’t working… and the ‘pingdemic’ proves it
Opinion

Sick pay isn’t working… and the ‘pingdemic’ proves it

‘Eye-watering’ childcare costs could force parents out of work this summer
Social Justice

‘Eye-watering’ childcare costs could force parents out of work this summer

‘We’re the bedrock of every industry’: Cleaners launch outsourcing protest
Employment

‘We’re the bedrock of every industry’: Cleaners launch outsourcing protest

UK facing ‘recruitment crisis’ with two job seekers for each vacancy
Employment

UK facing ‘recruitment crisis’ with two job seekers for each vacancy

Barry Gardiner: Why legislation is needed to crack down on fire and rehire
Opinion

Barry Gardiner: Why legislation is needed to crack down on fire and rehire

The Covid-19 pandemic has deepened existing inequalities among workers
Opinion

The Covid-19 pandemic has deepened existing inequalities among workers

Youth unemployment at ‘critical moment’ as job market shows recovery signs
Employment

Youth unemployment at ‘critical moment’ as job market shows recovery signs

UK workers in ‘routine’ jobs denied same access to training as ‘higher’ roles
Employment

UK workers in ‘routine’ jobs denied same access to training as ‘higher’ roles

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‘Re-skilling has to be top priority’ for Government training plan
Employment

‘Re-skilling has to be top priority’ for Government training plan

‘A living nightmare’: British Gas workers strike over ‘fire and rehire’ plans
Employment

‘A living nightmare’: British Gas workers strike over ‘fire and rehire’ plans

One million youngsters ‘locked out of work’ through Covid-19, says think tank
Employment

One million youngsters ‘locked out of work’ through Covid-19, says think tank

The future of work is changing at this ‘profound moment’, say charities
Employment

The future of work is changing at this ‘profound moment’, say charities

Nearly two million jobs could be lost under Job Support Scheme
Employment

Nearly two million jobs could be lost under Job Support Scheme

David Graeber: ‘To save the world, we’re going to have to stop working’
Opinion

David Graeber: ‘To save the world, we’re going to have to stop working’

Ken Loach: “This is not an accident. This is capitalism working.”
Film

Ken Loach: “This is not an accident. This is capitalism working.”

Zero-hour contracts now in decline, ONS figures indicate
Employment

Zero-hour contracts now in decline, ONS figures indicate

Taylor review into the gig economy dismissed as ‘feeble’
Employment

Taylor review into the gig economy dismissed as ‘feeble’