Employment rights in the UK are, relatively at least, fairly good. They're not excellent, but they're good. We have laws against maternity discrimination. We have Health and Safety laws to protect pregnant women from suffering at work. There's legislation preventing zero-hours workers from being prevented from seeking work elsewhere, from being harassed at work, and … Continue reading The Sports Direct shambles shows how workers can never rely on the law alone.
HI! Everyone's excited about the new Gender Pay gap law because it's great and is going to force companies to be more equal and stop dicking round paying women less than men! But here I am to rain on your parade and poke some holes in it and say that this is far from the end … Continue reading How to make the new Gender Pay Gap law actually work
So just a thought on inequality. The ramifications of the equalisation of state pensionable age sound REALLY REALLY BORING DON'T THEY FELLOW YOUNG PEOPLE, LETS NOT THINK ABOUT PENSIONS AND HOW BORING AND TERRIFYING IT IS THAT WE'VE NEVER PAID INTO ONE, heh heh heh *NERVOUS LAUGHTER*. But don't stop reading. Because a quick look at how … Continue reading Boring pensions and inequality
Why should we care about a few women in boardrooms when what happens in boardrooms screws most women over?
So. Nigel Farage has said, in an interview with former equality commissioner Trevor Phillips, that he'd get rid of "most" discrimination law, as "the employer should be much freer to make decisions on who he or she employs.” Most of the furore over this interview is likely to be justifiably centred on Farage's scare-mongering about … Continue reading Nigel Farage is after workers as well as immigrants.
"It’s important not to worry that you are not doing enough, everyone’s contributions matter, however small, and at each point in your life you can only do what feels comfortable at that moment. Even just sharing your views, or just being yourself and modelling an ethical way to live will make a difference."
A blog on Mrs Jayaben Desai, who led a two-year strike against anti-immigrant bosses in the 1970s.