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Labour markets in action - MI5 targets women

Monday, November 08, 2010

The supply of women for jobs in the M15 has decreased. This is thought to be due to television shows like Spooks portraying the more violent, bloody side of the job and therefore putting women off.

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National Minimum Wage - October 2010

Friday, October 01, 2010

As of today the National Minimum wage rate for workers aged over 21 will rise to £5.93 from £5.80. The qualifying age rate has also been extended at this level from 22 to 21. There will also be the introduction of an apprenticeship rate of £2.50. The new rate will apply to apprentices under 19 and apprentices aged 19 and over, but in the first year of their apprenticeship.
The new rates for workers aged 18 to 20 is £4.92 an hour and for workers aged 16 to 17 is £3.64. All rates have increased by about 2%.

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Pay gap quiz

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A new government report as found that the gap between the rich and the poor is worse now than it was 40 years ago. The BBC have produced a short quiz which would make a greater starter or discussion points in a lesson.

Skilled labour shortage in the farming sector

Sunday, February 28, 2010

A really interesting article and video on Sky News about the impending skilled labour shortage in the farming sector.

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How much?! - labour markets in action

Sunday, February 07, 2010

It was reported last week that Emma Watson was the highest earning woman in Hollywood in 2009 with £20 million. What means that Emma Watson can earn so much money?

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Labour markets in action - Spanish Air Traffic Controllers

Monday, January 18, 2010

The job of air traffic controller is difficult and stressful, requiring super concentration. In order to become an air traffic controller you must pass a series of tough exams, psychological and medical tests and under go at least a years training. It is no wonder from this information that air traffic controllers are paid very highly.

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