Jane Holgate

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Labour accused of foul play over immigration polling

Labour has been accused of turning to the underhand tactic of “push polling” on immigration by asking voters apparently innocuous questions on the highly sensitive issue.<p>Nadhim Zahawi, the Conservative MP who co-founded the YouGov polling company, said an advertisement for a public meeting …

Ed Miliband: immigration needs proper controls – video

Labour leader Ed Miliband says immigration has to be 'made to benefit our country'. Speaking to around 100 workers at a factory in Corby, Northamptonshire, on Tuesday he says: 'We need proper controls and people should not get benefits from day one, they should have to wait at least two years'

4,000 migrants could be worked to death building Qatar's 2022 World Cup: union

As many as 4,000 migrant workers could die as Qatar ramps up construction ahead of hosting the 2022 World Cup soccer tournament, an international labor union has warned.<p>The comments came after an investigation by the U.K.’s Guardian newspaper exposed what it said were “appalling labor abuses” in …

Beyond Outrage: How the African Diaspora Can Support Migrant Worker Rights in the Middle East

In the past weeks, Ethiopians have protested at Saudi Embassies around the world because of recently posted videos documenting wanton violence against Ethiopian migrant workers in Saudi Arabia. This occurred during a Saudi crackdown on unregistered foreign workers in the Kingdom, which followed a …

Campaigners criticise UAE for failing to tackle exploitation of migrant workers

Trade unions and human rights campaigners have criticised the failure of the United Arab Emirates to address the exploitation and mistreatment of migrant workers building a flagship complex of five-star resorts and museums.<p>The International Trade Union Confederation, Human Rights Watch and campaign …

Nepalese workers flock to Gulf despite abuse

Thousands of would-be migrant labourers from Nepal are applying to get work in the Gulf states every week, despite revelations of the brutal working conditions and flagrant abuse of workers' rights endemic in countries such as Qatar.<p>Nepal's department of foreign employment throngs with crowds …

Photos Of Migrant Workers Depict The Reality Of Life 'Far From Home'

For those lucky enough to live with or in proximity to their loved ones, it may be hard to remember that many in the world are not afforded the same luxury. Separated by poor economies, war, natural disasters and more, countless families turn to the Internet to maintain communication, which can …

East to West: The business case for immigration

Talking tough on immigration may win votes, but business chiefs are far from impressed.<p>Lately migration has become even more of a political hot …

Migrant Workers

Most flexible migrant workers in the Netherlands come from Poland

Thu, 4 Dec 2014Dutch staffing agencies are using more low skilled Polish workers and giving them longer contracts than they used to, according to …

Number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon passes 1 million, U.N. says

The number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon has passed 1 million, the United Nations' refugee agency said Thursday, making up almost a quarter of the country's resident population.<p>"The influx of a million refugees would be massive in any country. For Lebanon, a small nation beset by internal …

Britain tightens rules to deter welfare-seeking foreign migrants

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Tuesday it was stepping up restrictions on foreign job seekers’ access to welfare payments as Prime Minister David Cameron strives to cut immigration ahead of a national election next year.<p>Romanians carry their luggage for a flight to Heathrow airport in Britain, …

Migration and masculinity

For the last seven years, I have devoted my research to the study of migration, particularly to understanding transnational familial relationships; …

112,000 EU migrants seeking British jobs

Around 112,000 European Union nationals are seeking jobs in the UK, a European Commission report has indicated.<p>The report suggested that 112,000 European citizens have registed at JobCentres as formally seeking work in Britain.<p>Of these, 37 per cent have no history of working in Britain, the study …

‘Scuse Me While I Solve This Immigration Problem

There’s a crippling STEM talent shortage out there, stalking the streets of Silicon Valley; just ask any Valley executive in the choir crying out for immigration reform. But the IEEE, PBS, and Fortune — an odd triumvirate if ever I saw one — disagree, singing back their own united refrain: “The …

Sicily declares emergency over migrant influx

Sicily has declared a state of emergency due to rising numbers of migrants coming by boats from the Mediterranean sea.<p>Drones, warships and helicopters were deployed on Tuesday inside and outside Italian waters to scare-off people-smugglers, following two tragic shipwrecks this month in which more …

University lecturers plan marking strike over pension changes that 'could cost thousands'

University lecturers will start a boycott of marking students’ essays from next week in protest at a squeeze in their pensions.<p>The boycott will mean …

University staff threaten action in pensions row

The University and College Union (UCU) said the action would begin on November 6 and go on indefinitely until agreement was reached. Talks on …

Hundreds of thousands of university students set to be hit by marking and exam boycott by academics in row over pensions

Hundreds of thousands of students will be hit by a marking boycott by academics amid a bitter row over pensions.<p>The University and College Union …

Pensions

University lecturers to boycott marking over pensions row

Academics at 69 higher education institutions will start an assessment boycott from 6 November, the University and College Union announced on October.<p>…

Higher Education

University lecturers in pensions row action

The row centres on the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) which provides pensions for staff at many of the UK's universities including …

St Andrews

Gender equality report: not one country has fully closed the gap yet

It will take 81 years for the worldwide gender gap to close if progress continues at the current rate, according to the latest report by the World Economic Forum (WEF).<p>Women currently have 60% of the standing of men worldwide - just four percentage points up on 2006 when WEF started the report …

UK Financial Services Sector Faces Gender Diversity Gap

The UK financial services sector is facing a gender diversity gap as only one in five contractors in the industry are women, according to …

10 sexist scenarios that women face at work

Each of these situations has been reported again and again to the Everyday Sexism Project. For most men, they will be difficult to imagine. For many women, they are painfully familiar.<p>1 Being mistaken for the secretary<p>"Although I've been a senior figure in client meetings, when all other attendees …

Men have savings and investment pots £5,000 bigger than women, while just a quarter of females would invest in shares

The gender wealth gap has grown in the past year with men holding on average £7,732 in savings and investments, compared with just £2,000 for …

Mind the gap: Gender pay gap biggest in 20 years

Most Discussed<p>Michael Minns provides his insights into creating a high-performance culture where productivity, performance and people prosper<p>Early …