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8 March 2017
Fight for secure jobs for all: 910,000 workers in Britain are on zero-hour contracts - a six-fold increase since 2008 - according to analysis by the Resolution Foundation think-tank.
9 November 2016
That any children are homeless in Britain, a rich country, is a crime - yet housing charity Shelter predicts there will be 120,000 children homeless this Christmas!
9 November 2016
I am working as an interpreter for the NHS. I see Poles in hospitals and clinics who have problems with health. There are thousands of cases and there is no way to describe everything that I see every day.
24 February 2016
Bus drivers in London are being made to suffer for a timing system that is not fit for purpose.
27 January 2016
In this job, organisation is everything. Without meticulous attention to detail and a lot of forward planning, you can pretty much guarantee you'll be at meltdown stage before the term is out.
13 January 2016
Cuts, debt and exhaustion: The NHS deficit is rapidly worsening. Staff shortages in ambulance and community services mean more work falling on their shoulders.
13 January 2016
GPs want to provide safe, high-quality care for patients. The stress of feeling unable to give patients what they need - while fending off a barrage of increased paperwork and tasks not directly related to patient care - has forced 100 practices to apply to NHS England to close their surgeries to any new patients.
18 November 2015
"Please Sir, can I have a job?": I have multiple disabilities that include mobility post-traumatic stress disorder and dyslexia.
17 June 2015
The Tories want more of us maimed or killed at work - this is the real health and safety madness.
1 April 2015
As an NHS worker I feel as though I have been hit from all directions for the last five years. The nursing unions Unison and RCN have accepted this year's paltry 1% pay rise
18 February 2015
When I was new to bus driving, it wound me up when bus controllers asked: "Driver, why are you late?" I'm driving a busy bus in lots of traffic and the timetable is almost impossible to keep to
2 August 2014
In BT the CWU is sending out yet another survey on whether union members feel that the application of performance management has improved
23 April 2014
A recent report by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills found that zero-hour contracts or flexible working generally can have a damaging effect on a worker's mental health, causing anxiety and other stress related disorders
30 January 2013
A recent survey of staff in the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust found a high level of dissatisfaction among mental health staff working for the Trust...
7 November 2012
Two fatal incidents on separate construction sites in London have again cast the spotlight on safety in the construction industry...
19 September 2012
There have been several recent protests about the number of workers who have died or been injured while working on tower cranes, writes Jane James.
12 September 2012
Ten years' ago the likelihood of a workplace inspection by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) watchdog was calculated at once every 8.4 years...
18 April 2012
Trop cher: Britain's privatised, publicly subsidised, overcrowded rail network is also the most expensive in Europe...
6 October 2010
Reader's comment: Lord David Young's report on reforming health and safety laws is due to be released as The Socialist goes to press...
10 February 2010
JOE GLENTON, a Lance-Corporal in the logistics corps, was always described by his superiors as a model soldier, writes Christian Bunke.
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