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Covid-19: Students’ distress over job loss

Covid-19: Students’ distress over job loss

Covid-19, Student
The mass vaccination coming up this week in the UK does not reassure everyone. Especially students that WestminsterWorld had the opportunity to meet. Credit: Simone Michelle Gray Nearly 80 per cent of students rely on part-time job to gain extra income. Due to this year’s economic crisis and social distancing regulations, workplaces have been closed and many students cannot continue their work. According to Generation COVID survey conducted by LSE, the most job loss among all age groups are student aged 16 to 25, which means one in 10 young people lost their job during covid-19 pandemic. source: Generation COVID "They had to cancel all the shows when the lockdown came up so I lost my job." We can see the depth in her eyes as much as the pain. Barbara Uzoigwe, 22 years ol
Sluggish job market: Where do media graduates stand?

Sluggish job market: Where do media graduates stand?

Breaking News, economy, International, London, Media, News, Opinion, ReportingWeek1, Social media, Student, Technology, trends
Education has become of utmost importance globally and continues to grow. This is evident in the UK as the number of recent graduates have increased from 22% in 2002 to 40% in 2017. However, the number of entry level jobs is not rising at the same pace. As of March 2018, information and communication jobs are less than half in comparison to wholesale and retail trade jobs. Considering London’s significance as a media hub, it is startling that half of its population is comprised of graduates yet it has the highest unemployment rate in the UK. Abby and Holly, employees of a talent agency in advertising, shed some light on the matter. We asked them if they would prefer much younger and fresher faces in media instead of the older, accomplished presenters, Holly said: “I would pro
MP’s report calls for laws to protect gig economy workers

MP’s report calls for laws to protect gig economy workers

Breaking News, DontUse
Influential MPs are calling on the government to close the loopholes that let gig economy firms use ‘bogus’ self-employment status to exploit workers. A report published on Monday by the work and pensions select committee and the business, energy and industrial strategy (BEIS) committee said the law must require gig economy companies such as Deliveroo or Uber to provide basic safety standards and benefits. They published a draft legislation to define employment status to prevent agency workers from being paid less than permanent staff for doing the same job. This is affecting mainly young workers that sometimes have to accept gig work because they don’t have other options. Former Uber driver, Carlo Lagorio, gave Westminster World a workers' point of view:   The le