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Cut excessive BBC pay the Saudi way | Brief letters

Cut excessive BBC pay the Saudi way | Brief letters

Executive salaries | Jude Kelly | Tabloid Guardian | The death of jazz? | Intermarché price cuts | Gavin WilliamsonFollowing the example of Saudi Arabia (Riyadh offers to free rich detainees in
How to avoid the Sunday night blues

How to avoid the Sunday night blues

Steer clear of the familiar dread, says Sharmadean Reid, by making the most of weekends and nailing your Monday morningAh, the all-too-familiar dread. The working week is about to start again, and as
Automation to take 1 in 3 jobs in UK's northern centres, report finds

Automation to take 1 in 3 jobs in UK's northern centres, report finds

Workers in Wakefield and Mansfield worst affected as tech advances risk widening north-south divideWorkers in Mansfield, Sunderland and Wakefield are at the highest risk of having their jobs taken by
Automation to take 1 in 3 jobs in UK's northern centres, report finds

Automation to take 1 in 3 jobs in UK's northern centres, report finds

Workers in Wakefield and Mansfield worst affected as tech advances risk widening north-south divideWorkers in Mansfield, Sunderland and Wakefield are at the highest risk of having their jobs taken by
Welsh assembly named Britain's best employer for LGBT staff

Welsh assembly named Britain's best employer for LGBT staff

Stonewall says assembly is ‘a trailblazer for equality’, especially for trans peopleThe national assembly for Wales has been named Britain’s best employer for LGBT staff in Stonewall’s annual list of
Trust is broken at BBC over equal pay, Carrie Gracie tells MPs

Trust is broken at BBC over equal pay, Carrie Gracie tells MPs

Former China editor effectively accuses corporation of lying and briefing against her Carrie Gracie has said in extraordinary evidence to MPs that the management of the BBC is incapable of resolving
Couldn’t Banksy be called a vandal too? | Brief letters

Couldn’t Banksy be called a vandal too? | Brief letters

Banksy mural defaced | ‘Don’t learn to type’ | Plastic-wrapped fish | Folk music | Pop and rockYour report (Report, 30 January) says a Banksy mural was “defaced by vandals”. But why is Banksy’s work
Robots will take our jobs. We’d better plan now, before it’s too late | Larry Elliott

Robots will take our jobs. We’d better plan now, before it’s too late | Larry Elliott

The opening of the Amazon Go store in Seattle brings us one step closer to the end of work as we know itA new sort of convenience store opened in the basement of the headquarters of Amazon in Seattle
Late for work, like Lord Bates? There’s no need to resign | Stefan Stern

Late for work, like Lord Bates? There’s no need to resign | Stefan Stern

The minister’s resignation took Westminster by surprise. My advice? Don’t quit too quicklyWe’ve all done it – arrived a few minutes late for a meeting or other work commitment and, as a matter of
Gender equality at work is a matter of respect, not just money | Gaby Hinsliff

Gender equality at work is a matter of respect, not just money | Gaby Hinsliff

Half a century after Dagenham, sexism still shapes salaries. But demanding high earners ‘justify their wage’ is a red herringFifty years ago this spring, the sewing machinists at Ford’s Dagenham plant
Helena Morrissey: ‘We have nine children. I plan every day on a whiteboard’

Helena Morrissey: ‘We have nine children. I plan every day on a whiteboard’

The 51-year-old head of personal investing at Legal & General on juggling work and family, shunning meetings and switching off with pilatesI go to bed around 10pm and get up at 5am, but often wake
How the BBC fell asleep at the wheel of the great pay car crash

How the BBC fell asleep at the wheel of the great pay car crash

Carrie Gracie’s claim of pay inequality has exposed injustice at the broadcaster, and revealed just how poorly it compares to the commercial rivals it seeks to emulateWhen journalist Carrie Gracie
Mothers working part-time hit hard by gender pay gap, study shows

Mothers working part-time hit hard by gender pay gap, study shows

Women more likely to juggle work and childcare than male partners, stalling their pay progressionWomen who work part-time after having children are likely to suffer the extremes of the gender pay gap,
Is there a secret Freemasons' lodge in your workplace? Quiz

Is there a secret Freemasons' lodge in your workplace? Quiz

The Guardian has revealed that there are two Freemasons’ lodges operating secretly at Westminster. There’s literally only one way to find out – take this simple quizThe people in your office
Is there a secret Freemasons' lodge in your workplace? Quiz

Is there a secret Freemasons' lodge in your workplace? Quiz

The Guardian has revealed that there are two Freemasons’ lodges operating secretly at Westminster. There’s literally only one way to find out – take this simple quizThe people in your office
Learn from disabled people to reshape economics | Letters

Learn from disabled people to reshape economics | Letters

When it comes to the end of work as we know it, ableism is surely at the core of this flawed perspective, writes Bella Milroy. Plus Patrick O’Sullivan says local communities must become
Welcome to the working mother penalty: less pay for work that costs you much more

Welcome to the working mother penalty: less pay for work that costs you much more

A new report suggests that the gender pay gap hits part-time employees hard – as working mothers know all too wellAttention, human women! Here is another piece of research telling us what we already
Learn from disabled people to reshape economics | Letters

Learn from disabled people to reshape economics | Letters

When it comes to the end of work as we know it, ableism is surely at the core of this flawed perspective, writes Bella Milroy. Plus Patrick O’Sullivan says local communities must become
Gig economy workers angry at lack of bogus self-employment curbs

Gig economy workers angry at lack of bogus self-employment curbs

Long-awaited changes have stopped short of new laws to prevent bogus self-employmentGig economy workers have expressed anger that long-awaited changes to working practices in Britain have stopped
Tesco equal pay claim could cost supermarket up to £4bn

Tesco equal pay claim could cost supermarket up to £4bn

Lawyers say female shopfloor workers earn up to £3 an hour less than male warehouse staffTesco is facing a demand for up to £4bn in back pay from thousands of mainly female shopworkers in what could
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