Articles about 'worker’s rights'

#PayMeToo: a movement in the making?

Tackling the gender pay gap means addressing the social taboos that prevent women from speaking openly about their salaries, writes Amy Grant

Amy Grant // 8 April 2018

Categories: Blog

Trade unions are (still) fighting for women at work

Anything but old-fashioned, trade unions are at the forefront of the fight for women to be treated fairly at work, writes Marion Scovell

Guest Blogger // 24 March 2018

Categories: Blog

High heels and employers’ ‘freedom’ to impose

Holly Combe considers the possibility of employers being forced not to force women to wear high heels

Holly Combe // 11 August 2017

Categories: Blog

Supporting the LSE cleaner’s strike from the picket lines

The cleaners at LSE recently went on strike for better pay and conditions. This is a feminist issue, writes Vanessa Griffin

Guest Blogger // 24 June 2017

Categories: Blog

£1 million to investigate pregnancy discrimination: a welcome move for women’s rights, but urgent action needed

The charity Maternity Action outlines some of the challenges facing pregnant women and new mothers in the workplace, in light of the government's announcement that it will fund research into pregnancy discrimination

Guest Blogger // 8 November 2013

Categories: Blog

Enforced labour for the jubilee

The jubilee workfare scandal is symptomatic of everything that's wrong with Britain under the ConDem government.

Laura // 5 June 2012

Categories: Blog

Parental leave: what’s the deal?

Laura looks at the issues surrounding parental leave, and explains why it is so important.

Laura // 14 May 2012

Categories: Blog

J30: support the strikers

Just a quick one to send out virtual solidarity vibes to everyone planning to strike tomorrow. To those not striking, get yourself down to a picket/rally if you can to...

Laura // 29 June 2011

Categories: Blog

Disabled? Work for less!

I expect the headline above would be dismissed by Tory MP Philip Davies as yet more “leftwing hysteria” but it precisely reflects something he has seriously suggested: “The people who...

Holly Combe // 17 June 2011

Categories: Blog

Fair pay for royal cleaners

I’m a bit late to this one, but PCS trade unionists protested outside Buckingham Palace the day before the royal wedding to put pressure on the royal family to pay...

Laura // 8 May 2011

Categories: Blog

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