Profit maximisation should never happen on the back of the underpaid and overworked employees…..
Letter: From a Concerned Brit in Germany
“In Germany temporary work and the agency work cannot be exploited by companies in the way it is in the UK.”
Orkney Third From The Bottom in Living Wage Employers
in Scotland 81.6% of workers are earning the Living wage
Living Wage Rises to £8.75 an Hour
“The Living Wage is not just positive for employees, it also makes sense for businesses,”
Zero Hours Contracts Fall in Scotland – But Shocking in Orkney
Scotland has a lower proportion of workers on zero-hours contracts than the UK.
Women & Children Paying the Price for the Austerity Agenda
An estimated 20% of women’s income comes from benefits and child tax credits
Callous Two Child Cap UK Policy Comes into Force Today
Scottish Government announced today that the two child cap would not be implemented in Scotland’s Council Tax Reduction Scheme
Zero Hours Contracts: A Barrier to Employment Security
“there is a difference between paying an hourly Living Wage rate and actually having a wage that you can live on. “
Shocking Figures Reveal OIC Use of Zero Hours Contracts
“Orkney Islands Council employs 1009 people on zero hours contracts which includes 330 since 6th April 2016”
Zero Hours Contracts: In Work Poverty?
Many people in Orkney who are on zero hours contracts don’t know it. They are unaware of their rights and who to go to if they have a problem