Fight for $15

National minimum wage to increase to €9.80

The national minimum wage is to be increased by 25 cent to €9.80 per hour from January 2019, the Cabinet has agreed.<p>The Low Pay Commission …

Leo Varadkar

National minimum wage likely to rise to €9.80

The national minimum wage is likely to be increased by 25 cent to €9.80 an hour later this year under new proposals to be given to Government.The Low …

Economics

The Fight for 15 is knocking NYC out

In New York City, the clock is ticking on one of the many progressive legislative packages pushed through over the past few years by Governor Andrew …

Conservative View

It's Shameful Carers' Sleep-In Shifts Go Unpaid - Time For The Government To Act

These dedicated, undervalued and hardworking care staff should be paid at least the National Minimum Wage<p>Dean Mitchell via Getty Images<p>Last Friday’s …

Social Work

Transgender van driver sues for gig economy discrimination

<b>A transgender woman who worked as a van driver in the gig economy is bringing a discrimination claim against courier company Gnewt Cargo.</b><p>Hayley, formerly Stanley, from London, claims she was discriminated against on the basis of her gender reassignment.<p>The debate around employment rights in the gig …

Gig Economy

It was the right decision to not award backpay to overnight carers. The care sector is already at the brink of collapse

A dose of common sense was administered by the judges at the Court of Appeal yesterday. By ruling that the national minimum wage should only be paid …

Opinion (UK)

2 major new labour laws that every working South African needs to know

2018 has been a stand-out year for labour law, with a number of proposed amendments to existing employment laws as well as the possible addition of …

Employment

Care workers denied millions in back pay after court rules they are not entitled to minimum wage for sleep-in shifts

Carers who have to sleep at work in case they are needed overnight will not be paid minimum hourly rates after a landmark court ruling.<p>The decision …

UK Politics

UK care workers lose pay case for overnight stays | Financial Times

Low-paid care workers who have to sleep at their workplace in case they are needed overnight will not be paid the minimum wage following a Court of …

Disability

Five things making headlines in South Africa today

Here’s what caught our attention on Friday:<p><b>1.Viceroy and the chamber of secrets</b><p>Small-time research group, Viceroy has gained notoriety since it …

South Africa

7 fast-food chains to end 'no poach' deals that lock down low-wage workers

Seven major restaurant chains, including Arby’s, Carl’s Jr., McDonald’s and Jimmy John’s, have agreed to drop a hiring practice that critics say may …

McDonald's

How to Level the Playing Field for Workers in a Time of Waning Union Power

The Supreme Court’s decision in <i>Janus vs. AFSCME</i> dealt organized labor, already on its heels, a crushing blow. Public employees who choose not to join …

Labor Movement

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Will Stump For Cori Bush In St. Louis

Bush has been compared to the progressive Ocasio-Cortez, who pulled off a stunning upset in New York's Democratic primary last month.<p>ST. LOUIS, MO — …

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Western Cape economy edging forward | Cape Argus

Cape Town - The Western Cape attracted R1.3billion in investments three months into this year, creating 549 direct jobs, but experts have warned that …

Cape Town

Everything you need to know about the minimum wage bill before it comes into effect

The National Minimum Wage Bill was passed by the National Assembly at the end of May 2018. It will be passed through the National Council of …

Economics

The unpaid internship is "going out of style"

Ask anyone who works in the media how they started their career, and they'll undoubtedly have a tale that involves some form of unpaid work experience that meant sorting the mail or making countless cups of coffee. At one time, if you didn't spend hours grafting without pay, there were very few …

Employment

Fin24.com | Give national minimum wage a chance - Treasury

National Treasury says the impact of the national minimum wage as it stands will be different from its initial calculations, and the policy should be …

Economics

Online shopping, childcare rebates: what changed on July 1

<b>New rules kicked in from July 1– and almost all Australians will be affected. Here’s what you need to know.</b><p><b>Wages up 3.5%</b><p>Good news for Australian …

Superannuation

Dispossessed in the Midwest

×<p>Papier-mâché puppet Governor Scott Walker looms over Mt. Pleasant village hall, where Shake the Ground! protestors voiced their discontent with …

Liberal View

Bills delayed are Laws denied

There are currently 50 Bills at various stages of the legislative process in Parliament, many dating back to 2017 or earlier. Last year Parliament …

News (South Africa)

“Don’t Tell the Babysitter Mom’s Dead” Isn’t Afraid of Feelings or Jokes

“Don’t Tell the Babysitter Mom’s Dead” is a beautifully produced podcast for anyone interested in exploring themes of family and loss, but especially …

Parenting

Raising minimum wage to £10 an hour would ease the longest income squeeze since Napoleanic era, research shows

Raising the minimum wage to £10 an hour would help to ease the longest squeeze on incomes since the Napoleanic era for 9m workers, research …

UK Politics

Basic income grant more morally just and effective than minimum wage

The debate around the implementation of a national minimum wage has heated up in recent weeks. The government originally planned to begin enforcing a …

Income Inequality

Morning top 5: Two people 'exposed to unknown substance' near Salisbury; Report highlights hate crime in Ireland; Thai rescue continues

<b>A major incident has been declared in the UK – after police warned that two people may have been exposed to an unknown substance.</b><p>It happened just …

Great Britain

Housing crisis sees hike in recommended 'Living Wage'

<b>Irish workers should be paid at least €11.90 per hour to have a reasonable standard of living.</b><p>That's according to the body that decides Ireland's …

Housing

UK single-breadwinner families need 27% boost in income – report

Low-income families need their disposable income to rise by nearly a third in order to meet rising transport, childcare and energy costs, according to a report.<p>The Joseph Rowntree Foundation said government benefit cuts are hitting lower-earning households in the UK, making it increasingly …

Personal Finance (UK)

D.C.'s Minimum Wage Rises To $13.25

More than 100,000 people got a raise on Sunday.<p>The minimum wage rose from $12.50 per hour to $13.25 per hour, part of a step-ladder of increases that …

Washington D.C.

Car wash raided in modern slavery investigation

A car wash has been raided in a modern slavery investigation.<p>Eight workers were interviewed during the swoop on a premises in south Manchester …

Manchester

Police protest in NE Nigeria over salary arrears

Some 2,000 police officers stationed in Boko Haram-hit northeast Nigeria on Monday demanded months of back pay in a angry protest marked by teargas …

Africa

It's July: Employment Related Rate Increases Effective Now

Article By Michaela MoloneyK&L GatesStay InformedFrom 1 July 2018, the national minimum wage and modern award rates will increase by 3.5%. We have …

Law