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December 1, 2017
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Dec

New court ruling backs the right to paid holiday for gig economy

A recent court ruling will have significant implications for the right to holiday pay in the UK. The judgment has been described as a “game-changer” for gig-economy workers, as they could now get paid for holiday leave. In the case of The Sash Window Workshop and another v King, Conley King was a self-employed worker...
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01
Dec

Shell reveal male staff earn 22 per cent more than women

Shell have revealed that male staff working for the company on average earn 22 per cent more than women in the UK. The oil company have promised that despite the gap, it is confident it pays equally for equal work. They explained that the gap in pay is due to a skills gap, as opposed...
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01
Dec

WeAreTechWomen Conference 2017: In Words

30 Nov 2017. WeAreTechWomen, the technology arm of WeAreTheCity, hosted its second full-day conference for female technologists at Plexal, London. The conference, proudly sponsored and supported by BP, saw over 300 attendees from across the technology sector and a range of companies including Santander, Barclays, Amazon, SAP, Verizon, Deloitte, PwC, Oliver Wyman, Bloomberg, BAE Systems,...
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01
Dec

Nike launch hijab collection for female Muslim athletes

Nike have released the Hijab Pro collection for female Muslim athletes who still face limited access to sports. The collection aims to help Muslim women to become suitably represented within the professional sporting world. Nike Pro Hijab’s are made out of a light, stretchy fabric that will tackle the problems of breathability and the movement...
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01
Dec

World AIDS Day | 1 December

Today, marks World AIDS Day, dedicated to raising awareness of both AIDS and HIV and mourning those who have died of the disease. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first-ever global health day. This year’s campaign is calling to end AIDS and HIV, using the hashtag #LetsEndIt. The campaign also hopes to fight...
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01
Dec

My pen is poised…. | Wise Words Indeed

My pen is poised. Because this year I’ve decided to write and send Christmas cards. For the last three years I’ve donated the money I would have spent on cards and postage to charity. And yup absolutely I’ve felt that warm fuzzy Christmassy feeling that I’ve done my annual “bit” to make the world a...
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