Spies and other MI5 employees will receive workplace advice and support under a new deal signed at the TUC conference in Brighton.
The Security Service (MI5) and its staff association have reached an agreement with the FDA - the union for senior More...11 September 2008 11:32
As many as two-thirds of employers will be cutting jobs in the coming months as the credit crunch continues to bite.
A survey of 1,403 employers by law consultancy Peninsula this summer found 64% could not rule out redundancies as the UK econom More...02 September 2008 12:20
Somerset County Council's HR chief has rubbished union claims that he failed to consult them fully before signing a controversial shared services deal with IBM.
The local authority, along with Taunton Deane Borough Council and Avon and Somerset Poli More...04 August 2008 08:00
From 6 April 2008, only employers with fewer than 50 staff in the UK can ignore the Information and Consultation of Employees (ICE) regulations . Others will have to observe them, which could be tricky for HR directors and managers involved in any ICE-r More...29 May 2008 17:42
The Post Office could be liable for a £2m payout if an employment tribunal rules that it acted unlawfully when closing Crown post offices.
A tribunal will hear claims this week from workers represented by the Communication Workers Union (CWU) that t More...14 May 2008 14:59
The latest instalment in the soap opera that is Northern Rock sees the troubled bank entering into a 90-day consultation period with the Unite union and employees over 2,000 proposed job cuts. A quick scan of Northern Rock's website flashes More...12 May 2008 10:00
We read with interest the article by Mike Berry ( 'French-style staff powers loom as Brussels barges in', Personnel Today , 1 April ) in which he writes: "UK employers are being threatened with French-style staff consultation laws as part of an EU More...08 April 2008 17:54
UK employers are being threatened with French-style staff consultation laws as part of an EU review into employment directives.
The Information and Consultation of Employees (ICE) Regulations, which require organisations to consult staff about More...31 March 2008 08:00
HR news and analysis including: Newcastle College buys a major part of Carter & Carter from administrators the European Council reviews UK information and consultation regulations and following Harriet Harman's refusal to rule out positive More...28 March 2008 14:19
Acas , or the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service is an organisation which aims to improve working life through better employment relations .
Acas provides information, advice, training and works with employers and employe More...20 February 2008 13:32
The BBC and its unions have reached an agreement in principle over plans to axe 1,800 jobs over the next five years. BBC director-general Mark Thompson announced the plans in October 2007 as part of a cost-cutting drive in response to a funding s More...28 January 2008 16:30
Macmillan Publishers has been fined £55,000 for failing to comply with the Information and Consultation of Employees Regulations 2004 (ICE regulations). This is the first penalty awarded under the ICE regulations .
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Macmillan Publishers has recently been fined £55,000 for failing to comply with the Information and Consultation of Employees Regulations 2004 (ICE Regulations). This is the first penalty awarded under the ICE Regulations, which were recently More...20 August 2007 00:00
HR news including: Boris Johnson attacks flexible working culture; Alliance Boots HR director Mike Cutt chooses not to take new job; and publisher MacMillan is fined for failing to comply with Information & Consultation regulations.
Mike Berry, More...27 July 2007 13:08
Publishing giant Macmillan has been fined £55,000 by the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) for its failure to implement Information and Consultation Regulations in the first case of its kind.
Unite, the union which represents publishing More...26 July 2007 11:45
The TUC is calling on the government to introduce a set of measures to deal with ‘threats’ to the economy and workforce from the growth of private equity funded takeovers. In its submission to the Treasury Select Committee , the TUC said that More...24 May 2007 10:26
The Information and Consultation of Employees Regulations 2004 provide a formal framework for consultation between employers and workers' representatives More...16 May 2007 13:22
The UK Armed Forces has the 'X factor' according to an internal attitude survey, which found high levels of job satisfaction among Army personnel. The survey, conducted by the Ministry of Defence as part of its commitment to openness, found t More...03 May 2007 07:59
People applying to work in the north-west London Borough of Brent , could soon be reading the same information about the opportunities, transport links and facilities in the borough regardless of which employer they are hoping to work for. A Bre More...23 March 2007 09:16
I am writing in response to your news story 'Publishing firm Macmillan faces £75,000 fine for breaching staff consultation regulations' ( Personnel Today , 27 February), in which James Richardson, Macmillan group personnel director, referred to re More...20 March 2007 08:00