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The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) has called on the European Commission to step-up its efforts to ensure equal pay for both women and men.

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Women apprentices are far more likely to end up in low-paid jobs as a result of training in female-dominated sectors, according to new research published by unionlearn – the TUC’s learning and skills organisation – and the National Apprenticeship Service.

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Recent research from Bupa has revealed that over half of managers (51%) feel ‘constantly worried’ at work, and a disturbingly high number (40%) have experienced depression as a result of being stressed. As a result of this stress, many managers do not feel able to support their teams with their own stress problems.

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The number of companies signed up to government’s Think, Act, Report campaign has more than doubled in the last year, Minister for Women and Equalities Maria Miller has announced.

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A survey of how employment is changing has revealed that employment relations continue to be relatively good, despite the recession. However there has been a marked rise in feelings of job insecurity in the public sector in Britain since the mid-2000s.

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A recent study launched by Opportunity Now, Business in the Community’s gender campaign, is calling for 100,000 women aged 28-40 to participate in a survey of unprecedented scale into their experiences at work.

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Interns are to get more support to protect their right to fair pay, as the government launches new advice for young people and cracks down on unfair practices.

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Wronged employees face being left severely out of pocket in their pursuit of justice the charity Citizens Advice has warned, as the Government publishes damming new figures on employees not receiving tribunal payouts.

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Unflattering social media postings may be costing some workers their jobs and damaging their careers, according to a survey by American website FindLaw.com.

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Flexible working tops parents’ priorities according to a new survey carried out by UK charity, the Family and Childcare Trust.

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The latest figures from Legal & General’s Job Security Index show that UK workers’ confidence in their job security has dropped by 6% since October 2012, when confidence levels were at an Index high of 78%.

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Female representation in the UK’s top companies’ boards continues to increase, according to the latest figures for Women on Boards.

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With effect from 1st October, the adult minimum wage went up from £6.19 an hour to the new rate of £6.31. According to think tank the Resolution Foundation, this increase means the minimum wage will fall in real terms – for the fifth year in a row – because it is not keeping pace with rising prices.

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Research conducted recently by Monster.co.uk has found that around 40% of interns still don’t receive the minimum wage.

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Business Secretary Vince Cable has announced plans for a consultation on zero-hour contracts (ZHC) to identify any possible abuses, particularly around the issue of exclusivity.

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Researchers from The University of Nottingham are investigating the best way to use doctors' fit notes to facilitate a timely return to work for those with health conditions.

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A recent report from think tank the Resolution Foundation has found 4.8 million Britons (20% of all employees) earn below the Living Wage. This is a 14% increase over the 3.4 million in this situation in 2009, at the height of the recession.

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Older workers are as productive, committed and flexible as younger workers, according to a recent study conducted by Essex Business School at the University of Essex on behalf of Age UK.

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New data released by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) has found evidence of a gender pay gap of up to 50% in the payment of bonuses.

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Almost half of the rise in employment since 2010 has been in temporary work according to a TUC analysis of official figures, which shows that between December 2010 and December 2012 the number of temporary workers increased by 89,000 to reach 1,650,000 - nearly half (46%) of the total rise in employment.

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