Unpaid Trial Shifts: Update

21 Mar 18

Last Friday, the government prevented the law to stop unpaid trial shifts from being voted on in Parliament. [1] It’s not the result we wanted, but thanks to thousands of 38 Degrees members, we got the issue firmly on the government’s radar. Together we showed...


Unpaid Trial Shifts

1 Mar 18

This is exploitation. Ruthless businesses are telling people they have to work for free for up to 40 hours as a ‘trial shift’ before they can get a job. [1] And people who are desperate for work are doing these shifts for no pay, with the...

Fined for missing work?

7 Feb 18

No one should be fined for being too sick to work. But Don Lane, a driver for parcel delivery company DPD, was. [1] DPD made Don pay £150 for missing a shift to attend a hospital appointment. He was afraid of more fines, so he...



25 Sep 17

There’s a new petition on the 38 Degrees website which you might be interested in. It was started by Nat, who lives in London. To: Uber London What: Comply with TfL’s recommendations: give Uber drivers proper rights at work and make sure your customers are...


Mooboo, Pay Your Staff!

21 Feb 17

It has been revealed that a chain of cafes, called Mooboo Bubble Tea, are making new staff work a 40-hour trial shift, with no pay and no guarantee of a job. So, an organisation that fights for workers rights called betterthanzero have set-up a 38...


Mike Ashley forced to answer to parliment

16 Mar 16

Campaign victory!   Thanks to 38 Degrees members, Mike Ashley is being formally summoned to the houses of parliament to answer questions about the horrific work practices at his company Sports Direct.   After finding out that Mike was trying to dodge MPs questions, 38...