New age discrimination legislation could be introduced, as politicians in Guernsey look at new ways of helping people work longer.Read the full story ›
It's been revealed that some islanders, employed by the States, are not currently paid the proposed living wage for Jersey.Read the full story ›
The Jersey public are being asked for their thoughts on increasing the minimum wage from April.Read the full story ›
A 'sledge hammer to crack a nut'. That's the Jersey business community's damning verdict on government plans to charge firms to recruit people off-island.
Under the new proposals, businesses will have to pay a new fee for registered employees.
The government says it will make 6 hundred thousand pounds a year, which it will put towards controlling migration and expanding the skills of local people.
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The States of Jersey want to charge businesses more to employ people from outside the island.Read the full story ›
Guernsey's emergency services control centre overspent by £159,000 last year, and is expected to do the same this year.Read the full story ›
A Jersey Deputy has welcomed the news that the number of people employed under zero-hours contracts in the island has remained largely static.
Deputy Geoff Southern has been commenting on figures released by the States, which he hopes are a sign of 'more stability in the workforce.'
Government data shows full-time jobs rose by 1,000 over the last year in the private sector, but there was little change in the number of people who were not guaranteed any working hours.
Even better news is to be found in the public sector where a reduction in headcount of over 600 posts included the loss of 250 zero-hour jobs. The proportion of zero-hour employment in the public sector has fallen to just over 6% of the total. The use of zero-hours, often inappropriately, remains stubbornly high in comparison with the UK, at 11%. The panel still waits for the Minister to act on the recommendations contained in its report on zero-hours contracts.
It's thought many of those will be staff who have taken voluntary redundancy and workers who have left and not been replaced.Read the full story ›
Deputy Montfort Tadier is asking Jersey's Social Security Minister to consider introducing new laws to better protect employees.Read the full story ›
Guernsey needs to increase its minimum wage to prevent people from living in relative poverty, according to a local charity.Read the full story ›