News 18 - 24 October 2019
Published 25 October 2019
This week we take a snapshot of our times whilst once again teetering on the brink of life outside the European Union. A deep sense deja-vu settles all-around us. That said, the prospect of us actually leaving now seems as remote as it did at the end of March. We start on a serious note with a landmark case being heard at the Court of Appeal. The EAT in Edinburgh is hearing the appeal by Glasgow City Council against Jimmy & Christine Johnson, who in 2017 won a case which granted Foster workers employment rights for the first time.(1)
On a slightly less serious note, South Korean researchers have concluded that working long hours in their 20’s and 30’s can double their chances of acquiring alopecia later in life.(2) On a personal note, having developed alopecia three years before reluctantly starting my working life, the editor of this weeks News seriously questions the methodology employed in this particular piece of research.
Finally, data from global search engine Jobrapido has shown that 53% of UK salaries have either frozen or dropped in the last 12 months. This worrying trend has been attributed to UK & global employment and political uncertainty, or Brexit for short.(3)
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