Work and menopause

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Menopause at work hit the headlines on 22 February as the Equality and Human Rights Commission issued new guidance on the issue. However, the guidance only affirmed what the law has been for the last fourteen years, and the fact that news coverage trumpeted it as a breakthrough can only mean that employers have not been following the law.

End of the Line

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Walk down locked and empty streets alone, arrive for start of shift, it’s bear-the-brunt time to serve some others’ families not your own Going from the home front to the frontline Frozen pay, now tiny, ice-cold ‘offers’, red-bordered bills alert … Read more

Summertime

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after Gershwin’s song from Porgy and Bess — Summertime and the cost of livin’ ain’t easy Bills are jumpin’ and prices are high Oh, the bosses are rich and the workers are strugglin’ But hush, little baby don’t you cry … Read more

Clerihew: Andrew Haines

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Andrew Haines carefully explains That his £593,000 pay is not a perk – He really is worth twenty of the people who do the actual work — *Chief Executive Officer of Network Rail

Clerihew: Jeremy Westlake

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Jeremy Westlake has the second best take He’s in charge of the cash and makes sure he gets a big stash