Campaigners are calling for Scotland’s political parties to include a 4-day working week in their manifestos for the upcoming election, with 70% of Scots in favour.
Like many tech firms, Deliveroo combines rampant exploitation with heavy losses. Its riders lack many standard employment rights; conversely, they made operating losses of £225 million last year.
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A year on from the first Covid-19 lockdown in the UK, STUC (Scottish Trades Union Congress) surveyed over 3000 workers on their experiences and their hopes and fears for the future of work.
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GMB Union have announced an additional 4 days of strike action, following 12 days in a protest against British Gas ‘fire and rehire’ policies.
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“Employers will be watching what’s going on at Ikea, to see if they can get away with attacking their own trade unionists.”
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“At the outset of the Covid crisis, it was generally accepted that workers should not have to risk death in order to remain employed. Since then, bosses, governments and those forces aligned with them have tried to chip away at this hasty social contract.”
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“The pandemic and lockdown are mutating the retail sector with potentially far-reaching implications for workers’ rights and local economies. What conflicts emerge, and how they are resolved, will have the most important influence on this crucial part of the modern economy.”