Tag Archives: work

New employment rights planned for gig economy workers

The government is planning to introduce new laws that could benefit millions of workers including rights to holiday and sick pay from day one in a job and the right of zero hours and agency workers to a stable contract. Martin Mayer, secretary of Sheffield Trade Union Council, welcomed the announcement but told Sheffield Live! that more needs to be done. Baillor Jalloh reports.

High heels at work? No thanks

With workplace dress codes under the parliamentary spotlight, Sheffield Live! asked women in Sheffield for their views on footwear and company rules. In the House of Commons debate last week, Gill Furniss, MP for Hillsborough and Brightside, described how her daughter suffered a metatarsal fracture, more commonly affiliated with sports injuries, after being made to wear heels in a retail job. The debate followed a petition signed by more than 150,000 people, launched by receptionist Nicola Thorp after she was sent home from work for refusing to wear high heels. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!


Town hall awards for active communities

Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Denise Fox, was present at the awards ceremony to recognise residents from Parsons Cross and Loxley involved in Activity Sheffield. The programme supports people and communities in the most deprived neighbourhoods to keep active and to access work. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Lee Smith, team leader for Activity Sheffield.