• Make flexible working work for us
    Employers up and down the country are abusing current flexible working arrangements to make life impossible for hard-working people. Over 1.7 million people across the country are very anxious about their hours changing unexpectedly and without enough warning. Shifts are often cancelled at the last-minute leaving families short of cash for things like food or bills. And with hours changing week to week it can be impossible to budget and plan ahead. Right now flexibly working just isn't working. It's time the government stepped up and helped protect workers by ensuring flexible working practices work for workers, not just employers.
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    Created by Gail
  • References before interview
    This is important as no position has been offered and it is time consuming for both candidate and referees. It can also stop you from being able to secure work if you are in future given a job offer after an interview and your references have to be contacted again. They may put it to the side as you no longer work for them and it is not of priority to complete it. Contacting current employers before an interview can cause tension at your current job with your employer as they are now aware you are planning to leave them but the reality is that you may not even secure an interview because of timing of references getting back and the position can be offered to other candidates whose references were quicker and allowed them to secure an interview and get the job. In this case you then have to contact your referees and let them know you no longer need them to complete the reference form and apologise for any inconvenience.
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    Created by Kimberly Mathurin
  • Legislate for 2 additional Bank Holidays per annum
    It is well known that the UK is lagging behind other major European countries in the number of Public Holidays it observes every year. I am calling for a modest increase in the number of Public (Bank) Holidays to give us 2 extra such days to coincide with the February and October school Half-Term weeks. This would be of enormous benefit to our overworked and underpaid workforce, especially those with children of school age, who need more Public Holidays ( with pay ) to eke out their often meagre annual leave entitlements during school holidays. The government frequently plays the 'hard-working families' card; now is it's chance to 'put it's money where it's mouth is'!
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    Created by Robert Maidment-Wilson
  • Premier League clubs: pay the real Living Wage!
    Nobody working for the Premier League should be struggling to make ends meet. I’ve started this petition because, as a cleaner at a football stadium I've seen first hand the impact that being trapped in in-work poverty has had on my colleagues and their families. Clubs should follow the example of Premier League clubs like Everton, Chelsea, West Ham, Liverpool and Crystal Palace that are already proud Living Wage employers. Smaller clubs like Luton Town FC and Dulwich Hamlet FC also pay the real Living Wage - if they can do it, so can all of the Premier League!
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    Created by Olawale, Citizens UK
  • Don't raise the state pension age to 75
    The government is considering plans from Conservative think tank the Centre for Social Justice that could see our retirement age go up to 75. But some jobs are impossible to do after a certain age, and for some of us working anywhere could be a struggle by the time we reach 75. And for others it would mean ripping up the plans we've made for our well-deserved retirement. The age we can all get our pension is already set to go up to 68 - meaning some people will be forced to keep working long after they're comfortable able to do so. And these new proposals would hit some of the most vulnerable people in our society hardest, like people who can’t work due to illness, or caring responsibilities - or people who don't have access to a private pension.
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  • Re: British Steel
    Recently the Scottish Government nationalised Fergusons ship yard When asked in parliament to help British Steel the then Prime Minister stated it would be unlawful. If it is lawful for the Scottish Government to do it, there is no reason why the English Government can not step in and help our steel industry. Why must Britain allow a Turkish pension scheme to have our British Steel Industry. Our jobs and Steel Industry need to be protected NOW and our Government needs to step up to the mark and prove that they are TAKING BACK CONTROL.
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    Created by Theresa Frost
  • Reinstate landlady of starkie arms
    **REFUSE TO DRINK IN STARKIE ARMS TILL SAM IS REINSTATED AS MANAGER** Sam has brought our local pub back to life before Sam starkie arms was not the place to be she is funny friendly and the most caring person we have ever met she always puts us first. Sam has been given 26 days to leave Starkie Arms for not reaching a certain target. Bravo inns really need to listen to the people of padiham
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    Created by Craig Cole
  • Zero time for zero hours
    Zero hours contracts don't offer a fixed wage so nobody on them has a stable financial situation thus leading to homelessness.
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    Created by Team Perham
  • Pay the Living Wage to Mitie Cleaners NOW
    If you use Glasgow Central, Edinburgh Waverley, Liverpool Lime Street, Manchester Piccadilly, Leeds City or Birmingham New Street stations, you’re passing through stations that are cleaned, day and night, by people who are surviving on poverty pay. Network Rail has outsourced the work of cleaning many of their stations to a company called Mitie Facilities Management, part of the Mitie Group plc. Mitie Group paid nearly £49 million to its shareholders in dividends in the last five years. But it won’t pay its cleaners the Real Living Wage. Mitie’s cleaners have had enough and we’ll fight for a real Living Wage, but we need your help. Please help us to persuade Mitie and Network Rail to put an end to this scandal. What Mitie workers say: -50% of respondents to a recent survey of Mitie workers said they struggled to make ends meet. -“This salary makes it impossible to save money. It's only just about enough to pay bills and that's it.” -“£8.40 per hour is a joke. It’s a continual struggle to make ends meet and doing without to cope.” -Support for the real Living Wage in Scotland, Manchester and Liverpool: -“I would encourage businesses and organisations to recognise the benefits of the real Living Wage which is not only helping to ensure people’s basic pay meets the cost of living but is increasing staff retention, productivity and boosting morale in the workplace.” Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland -“I will expect, over time, all companies in the city region benefitting from public contracts to become living wage employers”, Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham -“Paying the Real Living Wage is not just the right thing to do, there are significant benefits for individuals, businesses and the wider economy.” Metro Mayor for Liverpool Steve Rotherham
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    Created by RMT Union Picture
  • Make the job skills demands/job supplies shortages visible
    I lived in an unemployed hotspot for some years, and when I eventually got the job the recruiting manager says to me, they've never known an area like this where 100 applicants applied for the job. And this has got me thinking, there is a heck of an invisibility factor. A fog, so to speak. And I'll use a second example- I'm currently applying for jobs with a particular skillset.(Accounting) It turns out that said skillset acquires a lot of applicants in my particular location. So much so that I am keen to relocate where the demand for the skillset is higher. And this is where the basis for these statistics are. The basis to provide an idea what demand for said skillsets/job types area are in an area. In the past we've marvelled at immigration's mobility, yet why is it that mobility WITHIN the UK is worse? Why there is a lack of say strawberry pickers in an area? And why this fact is both obscured and the movement of people within the UK is so little. The idea of these stats is to promote movement. To take away the fog, to remove the obstacles of moving. (uncertainty job demands in an area etc etc) An idea how this would work would be a concise summary of an area, it might say (i) competition for vacancies, and (ii)abundance of vacancies: for example: care work high/low, admin work high/low, FLT drivers high/low, production work high/low, accounts work high/low, labouring work high/low etc etc.
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    Created by Mark C
  • Make flexible working work for everyone
    Flexible working (part time, flexi hours, home working, compressed hours and job share) is good for the economy. It increases productivity, staff wellbeing, staff retention and company profits. The problem is there’s a huge disconnect between the 9 out of 10 people who want to work flexibly and the 1 in 10 jobs that are currently advertised as flexible. Flexible working could protect our economy for the future, research by McKinsey shows that enabling women to achieve their full potential in the workplace, including through widening flexible working, could add £148 billion to the UK economy by 2030; and when fathers work flexibly and share the childcare, mothers are twice as likely to advance in their careers compared to when fathers work traditionally. Flexible working should not be seen as a perk for favoured employees but as a normal way to work in the modern world. Flex For All is an alliance between: Pregnant Then Screwed, Fawcett Society, Mother Pukka, Young Women's Trust and The Fatherhood Institute.
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    Created by Flex For All Picture
  • Fuel cost
    Because many people like me work some distance from home. And one of the biggest cost for most is actually getting to work.
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    Created by Duncan Spencer Picture
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