More states are requiring employers to offer paid family leave to fathers
By Elisabeth Buchwald, Market Watch Taking time off from work when a new child arrives isn’t just for moms. Fathers are taking advantage of the benefit too — in the few workplaces that have it. Studies indicate that the first 12 weeks of a baby’s life are the most important weeks of their entire life, […]
Eskom has seven days to respond to the unions’ demands, National Union of Mineworkers spokesman Livhuwani Mammburu said by phone.
By Odwa Mjoand & Robert Bran, Bloomberg South Africa’s state-owned power utility Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. said it will start rolling blackouts for the first time since 2015 as protesting workers blockade plant entrances and disrupt distribution networks. “Acts of intimidation and sabotage have resulted in Eskom being unable to ensure uninterrupted power supply,” Khulu […]
A UK court case could deliver improved employment rights for gig economy workers.
By Richard Trenhom, CNET Are Deliveroo riders employed by Deliveroo, or are they self-employed? It’s a question that plagues all gig economy companies, and the latest legal attempt to resolve the issue has swung slightly in the direction of workers. The UK’s High Court has ruled the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) can […]
Gary Smith is entitled to basic workers' rights, the UK Supreme Court ruled. The Supreme Court ruling means that an employment tribunal can now proceed to examine Mr Smith's action against Pimlico Plumbers as a worker, including a claim that he was unfairly dismissed.
By BBC A plumber has won a legal battle for working rights in a Supreme Court ruling expected to have huge ramifications for freelance workers. Gary Smith had worked solely for Pimlico Plumbers for six years. Despite being VAT-registered and paying self-employed tax, he was entitled to workers’ rights, the court ruled. The ruling will […]
National Low Income Housing Coalition released a new study titled “Out of Reach 2018.” It covers research on the affordability of housing among minimum-wage workers.
By Douglas A. McIntyre Add housing to the list of things low-paid workers cannot afford. While there has been a great deal of research about the problem, a new one crystallizes it. Minimum wages workers don’t have enough income to pay for one bedroom housing in many cases. Financially, two bedrooms are out of the […]