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Largest ever strike action in UK higher education

Hundreds of cleaners, porters and security workers at University College London are to vote on strike action over pay and conditions. The Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) is to ballot almost 300 workers for strike action at London...


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Pattenmakers start search for 2020 Young Manager Award winner

Livery company the Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers has opened nominations for its annual Young Manager Award, and is looking to find a talented young facilities manager deserving of the unique training and development opportunities it provides....


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UK leading women’s fight to close gender pay gap

The #MeTooPay initiative, a campaign designed to put an end to the gender pay gap, has been launched by more than 100 of the country’s most successful businesswomen. Led by the former CEO of the Royal Mail, Dame Moya Greene, the campaign ha...


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Plans to increase and expand the reach of National Living Wage

The Chancellor Sajid Javid MP has announced plans to end low pay in the UK, with a new target for the National Living Wage and extending it to many more workers. The landmark extension to the rules on pay were announced by Sajid Javid i...


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Labour commits to shorter working week

Outlining Labour’s commitment to “transforming lives, increasing fulfilment,” John McDonnell MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, last week committed Labour to reducing the average working week to 32 hours withi...


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Business leaders aim to boost diversity and inclusion in the workplace

In a move to inspire the next generation of business leaders in the UK, a new government-backed board comprised of senior industry bosses met for the first time on 25 September. The Men As Change Agents (MACA) “Lead the Change” Board ...