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UK firms 'hiring £1,000 bricklayers'

UK firms 'hiring £1,000 bricklayers' | F583 The Economics of work and leisure | Scoop.it
Building companies in London have hired Portuguese bricklayers on £1,000-a-week wages because of a shortage of skilled Britons, a recruitment firm has said.
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North Koreans working as ‘state-sponsored slaves’ in Qatar

North Koreans working as ‘state-sponsored slaves’ in Qatar | F583 The Economics of work and leisure | Scoop.it
Defectors claim Pyongyang regime pockets 90% or more of earnings made by migrants working on construction sites in Qatar, where preparations are under way for 2022 World Cup• Qatar’s ambitions driven on by North Korean ‘forced labour’
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Firefighters plan four-day strike

Firefighters plan four-day strike | F583 The Economics of work and leisure | Scoop.it
Firefighters in England are to strike for four days from 31 October in a row over pensions, the Fire Brigades Union says.
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A UK without poverty | Joseph Rowntree Foundation

A UK without poverty | Joseph Rowntree Foundation | F583 The Economics of work and leisure | Scoop.it
Poverty is a cost the UK cannot afford. It wastes people's potential and drains public finances, hampering economic growth. If we don't act it is likely to increase.
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Immigration: Could we – should we – stop migrants coming to Britain?

Immigration: Could we – should we – stop migrants coming to Britain? | F583 The Economics of work and leisure | Scoop.it
Britain is convulsed with anxiety about immigration, with claims of too many EU citizens coming here, the benefits system being abused and wages being forced down. An expert on immigration looks at the evidence
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Sports Direct 'Is A Terrible Place To Work'

Sports Direct 'Is A Terrible Place To Work' | F583 The Economics of work and leisure | Scoop.it
The Labour leader attacks the retailer and other firms using zero-hours contracts to employ their workers.
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Factory bosses forced to recruit from Hungary as locals do not apply

Factory bosses forced to recruit from Hungary as locals do not apply | F583 The Economics of work and leisure | Scoop.it
Greencore Group's new £35million factory in Northampton will hire mainly Hungarian workers - because 'very low' unemployment in the town meant they received few applications from locals.
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'We all deserve the same rate of pay'

'We all deserve the same rate of pay' | F583 The Economics of work and leisure | Scoop.it
Campaigners for equality between the sexes have called 4 November 'equal pay day'.
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Equal Pay Day: Now women 'work for free' an extra 3 days each year - Telegraph

Equal Pay Day: Now women 'work for free' an extra 3 days each year - Telegraph | F583 The Economics of work and leisure | Scoop.it
A rise in the gender pay gap means that women will effectively 'work for free' from today until the New Year - 57 days in total and three days longer than in 2013
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Staff face sack after Picturehouse Cinemas agree to pay Ritzy workers London Living Wage

Staff face sack after Picturehouse Cinemas agree to pay Ritzy workers London Living Wage | F583 The Economics of work and leisure | Scoop.it
Cinema workers celebrating victory in a campaign to adopt the London Living Wage were today hit by news that around a quarter of the workforce is now facing the sack.
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Asda faces mass action on equal pay

Asda faces mass action on equal pay | F583 The Economics of work and leisure | Scoop.it
Asda, the UK's second largest retailer, is facing a mass legal action over equal pay by women who work in their stores.
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Gender pay gap widens: why are women earning less than men?

Gender pay gap widens: why are women earning less than men? | F583 The Economics of work and leisure | Scoop.it
After years of steady progress on closing the wage difference between men and women, the gender pay gap has widened in the last year. Channel 4 News looks at the story behind the stats.
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