‘It’s not fair’: why Havana’s taxi drivers massively outearn doctors – video

Cuba’s strange dual system means that public sector workers and those in private enterprise are paid in different currencies. Laura, a GP, earns Cuban pesos, whereas Rogelio, who was a doctor, now makes more in an hour as a taxi driver than he used to …

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Tory plan to outspend Labour turns party’s principle on its head

The Damascene conversion to a spending splurge funded via borrowing may not wash with voters, let alone the IFSBy any standards, the UK’s economic performance in the 2010s has been poor. Workers are still earning less in inflation-adjusted terms than t…

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Samantha Cameron under fire as fashion label breaches employment rules

Cefinn is seeking unpaid interns to ‘manage samples’ and ‘carry out market research’Samantha Cameron has been criticised for seeking unpaid interns for her upmarket fashion label Cefinn which may breach minimum wage rules.Describing itself as “creating…

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‘It’s in complete crisis’ – architects form trade union amid fury and despair over exploitation

Low pay, shocking hours and cut-throat competition spell misery in a profession with few safeguards. We meet the young architects who are fighting backUnpaid overtime, precarious contracts, working hours so antisocial your only friends are people who d…

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How Fairphone’s social mission created gender balance… without really trying

Unlike most tech companies, Fairphone has a workforce with an almost equal gender split, and a majority of women in leadership. So is its ethical mission the secret to achieving parity?Eva Gouwens had heard that the tech industry was male-dominated, bu…

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Standard Life Aberdeen to offer nine months of full pay for new parents

Investment group’s new policy is one of UK’s most generous for parental leaveInvestment group Standard Life Aberdeen is introducing one of the UK’s most generous parental leave policies, offering nine months of full pay for all new parents.The new poli…

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