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Zero-hours contracts allow bosses to treat workers like “disposable labour”, says TUC

– Growth in zero-hours working is costing the exchequer almost £2bn a year – Zero-hours workers earn a third less an hour than average workers Click here to read more

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Acas offers guidance on bona-fide work status

Bosses can only class their workers as self employed if they bid for work and decide how to carry it out, conciliation service Acas says in new guidance. High-profile “gig economy” companies such as Uber and Deliveroo have faced legal

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We Worked Two Billion Hours Last Year for Free

British workers are handing bosses a massive £33.6 billion a year in free labour through unpaid overtime, new research shows. Click here to read more

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Give the public and parliament more say on new laws

Protect our democracy through Brexit: make sure both the public and parliament get a say on new UK laws as we exit the EU.  Click here to read more and sign the petition.

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‘Keep Leytonstone Jobcentre open’ demand protestors against ‘savage’ welfare cuts

The DWP is proposing to close two of out three jobcentres in Waltham Forest, joining a further five offices in east London also getting the axe. Click here to read more.

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‘Deep cuts’ to services despite council tax rises

‘Difficult decisions lie ahead’ for Waltham Forest council amid tax rise and social care fallout.  Click here to read more

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Brexit: British workers ‘facing explosion of zero-hours contracts and fewer rights’

More than three million people now work in insecure jobs – one in 10 employees in the UK.  Click here to read more

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Tory claims on tribunal fees ‘fly in the face of fact’

Ministers were accused last night of “dealing in alternative facts” as they claimed workers were not losing out from a sharp fall in employment tribunal claims.  Click here to read more.

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Campaigners celebrate success after lobbying Waltham Forest Council to divest from fossil fuels

A GROUP of campaigners held a ‘Divestival’ to celebrate the council becoming the UK’s first to divest from fossil fuels.  Click here to read more.

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