Posts tagged employment
Is this a fair wind for employers who have a responsibility only to short-term profit? It seems so; under the hellfire rhetoric of triple-dip recession, workers’ rights recede into myth as we race, ever faster, to the bottom. When profits rise, will rights be reinstated? Even now David Cameron is in Europe, seeking to pull us out of its progressive employment legislation.
One half of all jobs in the U.S. today now pay less than $35,000 a year. Adjusted for inflation, that’s one of the lowest rates for American workers in five decades.
This is not ok. This yer wake up call. Time to react = NOW
so possible solution: reverse outsourcing. WORKERS GET THE HELL OUT! yep, its terrible there. leave. head south. it’s much better there.
just read in an EEA job seekers guide women in Switzerland make 15% less than men.
this was all that was mentioned. that’s it. just a fact.
also that women will be asked their familial situation.
hello, Friday, welcome to sucksville. we haven’t seen the sun in days, and are unlikely to see it for another 6 days minimum.
Pay equity, his and hers.
… The revelations will inevitably raise fresh questions about the probity of the police in a week in which its relationship with major news corporations, and News International in particular, has come under sharp focus. Last week the Leveson inquiry heard that the police were investigating a “network of corrupt officials” as part of their inquiries into phone hacking and police corruption.
….The police or security services supplied information to a blacklist funded by the country’s major construction firms that has kept thousands of people out of work over the past three decades.
The Information Commissioner’s Office has revealed that records that could only have come from the police or MI5 have been discovered in a vast database of files held on 3,200 victims who were deemed leftwing or troublesome.
The files were collected by the Consulting Association, a clandestine organisation funded by major names in the construction industry.
Its database was seized nearly three years ago, but the extraordinary nature of the information held has only now emerged, following an employment tribunal for one of the victims, Dave Smith, a 46-year-old engineer who had a 36-page file against his name and was victimised repeatedly for highlighting safety hazards on sites, including the presence of asbestos.
See the Guardian, “Police are linked to blacklist of construction workers”
Is this the beginning of the end?
Forgive the crude format, but this article from today’s FT (pg. 2) needs to be read.