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Work-shy dole scroungers - so last century

The Resolution Foundation published two reports on work, poverty and benefits either side of the weekend. Last week’s An Ocean Apart contrasted the developments in employment and welfare in the UK and USA over the last 20 years. 1,011 more words

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Shock as Independent News & Media Ltd announce up to 89 jobs to go with closure of Royal Avenue facility

Decision to centralise production to Newry base reflects desire to lower wages bill and increase profits

Union will use consultation period in attempt to save as many jobs as possible… 228 more words

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Behind the Apple

Apple has been under criticism for the use of sweatshops to produce their products, an American news show reported on the factory and what happens behind closed doors. 133 more words

Can self employment be a route out of poverty for low-paid workers?

Self-employment can be an opportunity but, says Helen Barnard, many people are doing it because they can’t find secure jobs. Research from the Social Market Foundation published today shows how self-employment could be made a better option for people on low incomes… 161 more words

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Unite disappointed at reports of ‘minimalist’ Minimum Wage increase

Reported 50 cent increase half of what is needed, says Jimmy Kelly

July 19th: Unite today (Sunday July 19th) expressed disappointment at reports that the Low Pay Commission is to recommend that the Minimum Wage be increased by just 50 cent.  173 more words

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