Fact Service November 2017

Issue 46 (16/11/2017) - Rights in gig economy; Data shows no let-up in rise of retail prices


; Inflation eats away at earnings growth; UK unemployment - numbers and rate down

Issue 45 (09/11/2017) - Real Living Wage rises


; Work-related stress and ways to tackle it
; Pregnant women and unfair redundancy

; Short-sighted approach to training
; Bogus self-employment in road transport; Vital statistics on health and safety

Issue 44 (02/11/2017) - Tribunal fees rear their ugly head again
; Safety reps @ 40

; Annual survey of hours and earnings 2017


; Mental health - thriving at work




Issue 46

Rights in gig economy
 (256 words)

There has been a gain and a setback on the rights of people working in the gig economy.
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Data shows no let-up in rise of retail prices
 (438 words)

Retail price inflation has resumed its upward rise after a month of no change.
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Inflation eats away at earnings growth 
 (663 words)

Workers saw their living standards hit as earnings growth once again lagged behind inflation.
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UK unemployment — numbers and rate down
 (598 words)

Official figures show unemployment was down once again.
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Issue 45

Real Living Wage rises
 (541 words)

At least 150,000 UK workers are set for a pay rise as new rates for the real Living Wage rates have been announced.
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Work-related stress and ways to tackle it
 (596 words)

The levels of ill-health caused by workplace health are laid bare in a new report from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), which shows that, for ...
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Pregnant women and unfair redundancy
 (303 words)

The harsh impact of unfair redundancies on pregnant women and new mothers is revealed in a report from Maternity Action.
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Short-sighted approach to training
 (254 words)

Just one in three workers (33%) say their employer offers regular training opportunities, according to the TUC. And one in four workers (24%) say ...
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Bogus self-employment in road transport
 (463 words)

The use of sham and bogus employment practices and agency worker abuses in the road transport industry is going to be tested at an employment ...
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Vital statistics on health and safety
 (161 words)

The overall number of workers fatally injured at work in Great Britain fell last year.
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Issue 44

Tribunal fees rear their ugly head again
 (307 words)

The Conservative lord chancellor David Lidington has told MPs that his department intends to bring back employment tribunal fees.
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Safety reps @ 40
 (333 words)

The TUC has produced a new leaflet and web page to celebrate 40 years of union health and safety reps and committees.
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Annual survey of hours and earnings 2017
 (953 words)

Full-time average weekly earnings increased nominally, but lost ground in real terms, while the glacial pace of closing the gender pay gap continued ...
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Mental health — thriving at work
 (510 words)

Mental health problems are forcing thousands of people out of work, a government-commissioned report finds.
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