Zero-hours workers may get compensation for cancelled shifts | Business

Zero-hours workers may get compensation for cancelled shifts | Business

July 20, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

UK government to consult on measures designed to protect those in insecure work Workers in the gig economy such as couriers and delivery drivers may get compensated for cancelled shifts, under new proposals. Photograph: Keith Morris/Alamy Stock Photo Companies could be forced to compensate workers on zero-hours or flexible contracts for cancelled shifts, under government…

May throws down gauntlet to successor over paternity leave | Politics

May throws down gauntlet to successor over paternity leave | Politics

July 20, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

Theresa May said she had been deeply affected by a visit to Alder Hay Children’s hospital. Photograph: Charlotte Graham/AP Theresa May is throwing down the gauntlet to her successor, pushing for fathers to have more time with their newborns. Writing in the Guardian she says she hopes that better paternity leave and time off work…

Working from home and doing childcare is a recipe for disaster | Opinion

Working from home and doing childcare is a recipe for disaster | Opinion

June 10, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

Research from Germany has catapulted me into a state of almost hallucinogenic reminiscence. It found that working from home, the modern stamp of the perfect work-life balance, is not that great for parents. Men do OK, increasing their childcare scarcely at all, but putting in between two and four hours of extra work. Women face…

Teachers experience more stress than other workers, study shows | Education

Teachers experience more stress than other workers, study shows | Education

June 10, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

One in five felt tense about their job compared with 13% of those in similar occupations Teachers also have a poorer work-life balance than those in other professions, according to the study. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo Teachers endure greater job-related stress than other professionals, according to the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER). With pupil…