Tag: work

Oh, Yes, Do Put Your Trust In New York’s Legislation-Slingers, Ms Walshe!

Sadhbh Walshe (film-maker and CiF’s go-to gal for articles on how awful the US prison system is) is branching out, tackling the thorny subject of women’s pay ‘inequality’: To modernize Jane Austen’s famous line: it is a truth universally acknowledged…

I’m Pretty Sure It Serves The Same Function…

The usual whining in the ‘Guardian’ about Muslims being ‘disadvantaged’ in the workplace throws up this rather odd little gem: Others encounter difficulties within the workplace itself, where requests for minor adaptations are met with resistance. Reema, a 34-year-old obstetrician,…

Go To Work On An Egg Muesli…

The 80,000-seater stadium and the 2,818 flats built for the Olympic Village in Stratford, east London, were constructed by a workforce who lived on ‘takeaways’, according to Olympic chiefs. So..? I mean, if they’d realised their workforce were breaking the…

More Please, Faster!

Half of those claiming unemployment benefits would prefer to lose their handouts than do a stint of unpaid work. Figures show that 20 per cent of those ordered to take part in four-week community projects stop claiming immediately… Then, what…

Apprenticeships — again!

Apprenticeships seem to appear in the news every couple of years — about the length of time it takes to complete one. The latest news, according to the Telegraph, is that: Burberry, Unilever and TNT are among 250 employers that…