Fact Service May 2019

Issue 20 (16/05/19) - TUC checklist on mental health; Unemployment rate for women hits record low


; Majority feel stressed or anxious about work
; Average earnings growth dips sharply

Issue 19 (09/05/19) - Forty executives share £82.5m in remuneration; Shareholders fail to flex their muscle over pay; Epilepsy - an uncomfortable truth; Care workers strike over pay; Employers urged to sign disability pledge

Issue 18 (02/05/19) - Average package of £1.92 million for 40 directors; AI and automation will have mixed impact; Sorry state of the nation: privilege gap is wide; Increase in those paid below minimum wage

Issue 20

TUC checklist on mental health
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As part of mental health awareness week, the TUC has produced a checklist of five ways to improve mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.
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Unemployment rate for women hits record low 
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The unemployment rate for women fell to a record low, according to the Office for National Statistics.
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Majority feel stressed or anxious about work
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Two-thirds of workers (66%) have felt stressed or anxious about work over the past year, a new report from workplace experts Acas reveals.
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Average earnings growth dips sharply 
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The labour market may be tight with unemployment down again, but that fact is not reflected in official earnings data, which show a fall in ...
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Issue 19

Forty executives share £82.5m in remuneration
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With the company reporting season in full flow, the number of the £1 million-a-year or more remuneration packages given to top executives at FTSE 350 ...
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Shareholders fail to flex their muscle over pay
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Measures introduced by the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government giving shareholders the power to tackle excessive executive pay have ...
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Epilepsy - an uncomfortable truth
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People with epilepsy still face discrimination at work. That is is the uncomfortable finding of an Institute of Employment Studies (IES) study. 
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Care workers strike over pay
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Over 650 members of the public service union UNISON employed by the care group Alternative Futures Group (AFG) have been on strike over cuts to their ...
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Employers urged to sign disability pledge
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Businesses need to take urgent action and pledge to tackle the UK’s disability employment crisis.
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Issue 18

Average package of £1.92m for 40 directors
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A further 40 top executives whose remuneration package last year came to over £1 million feature in the table on page 70.
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AI and automation will have mixed impact 
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The use of artificial intelligence (AI) and automation will have a widespread but mixed impact on jobs, new research shows. 
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Sorry state of the nation: privilege gap is wide
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Inequality is now entrenched in Britain from birth to work, and the government needs to take urgent action to help close the privilege gap, says the ...
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Increase in those paid below minimum wage
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In April 2018, 439,000 people were paid less than the hourly statutory minimum wage, a new report from the Low Pay Commission (LPC) finds. 
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