Articles written by Linda Ram

industrial strike action

How to start Industrial action

If you’re considering industrial action at work, there are a few options open to you. Industrial action is when workers decide to either go on all out strike or take other action such as refusing to do overtime. The latter is known as ‘action short of a strike’. Calling action Industrial action is organised officially

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Parents are spending less time with their children

Striking a work life balance with your own business

Starting or maintaining your own successful company involves a great deal of sacrifice – as any entrepreneur will tell you. Businesses have to be worked at, often at the expense of your social life, your family and sometimes even your sanity. But does it really matter how successful your business is if you’re spending 24

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What is ME

If you’re a working parent there’s high chance you’re always tired…so how do you know if it’s just the regular toll of daily life, or something more serious like chronic fatigue syndrome? Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), or ME (myalgic encephalomyelitis ), is long-term tiredness that has actually become debilitating. You will most likely have other

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Workplace discrimination against tattoos

Tattoos and piercings are now generally much more accepted than they were several years ago and many people have them. However, that doesn’t mean you will find it easy to get a job if you have a face full of body art. Although it will vary from job to job and depend on the individual

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late for school

Supporting your child changing schools

Starting a new school for the first time is a big deal for any child, but when they are changing schools it can be even more tricky. If your child is going to a different school because of bullying, poor teaching, or a relocation, then you’ll need to work extra hard to make sure they

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Term time holiday ban

The Government has cited the loss of ‘valuable learning time’ as the reason behind its decision to ban families from taking children out of school during term time. But the move has not gone down well with hundreds of thousands of parents up and down the country. Previous rules Previously, headteachers were able to grant

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