Large-scale job cuts are on the cards after the Government's spending review. Handle them with care or it will cost you dearly, writes Daniel Thomas. With the dust settling on October's Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR), employers across both the p More...10 November 2010 12:31
UK employees may lose the right to be consulted about redundancies if the US Government is successful in its appeal against a tribunal decision to award compensation for a failure to consult, the GMB union has warned.
The warning came More...10 November 2010 10:29
Unite has lost its case in the Court of Appeal against British Airways' (BA) move to cut the number of cabin crew staff.
BA made changes to staff contracts last November so that it could remove one cabin crew worker from all worldwide flights o More...03 November 2010 16:22
The Government has been accused of jumping the gun after suggesting yesterday that five trade unions had agreed to accept its latest offer on changes to the civil service redundancy scheme .
Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude announced that More...08 October 2010 10:01
Employers often believe that it is unlawful to make a woman redundant during maternity leave.
The recent case of Simpson v Endsleigh Insurance Services Ltd emphasises that, not only is this a misconception, but the right of a woman on maternity l More...05 October 2010 10:01
Parliament has voted to cap redundancy pay for civil servants at one year's salary, or 15 months' for voluntary redundancies, by 326 votes to 244 at the Bill's second reading.
The Commons sent the Superannuation Bill to committee stage for sc More...08 September 2010 16:43
The long-running dispute over planned changes to redundancy terms for civil servants reached a key stage today when proposed legislation was debated by MPs during its second reading in the House of Commons.
Under proposals contained in The Superann More...07 September 2010 15:02
Thousands of civil servants are expected to rush to apply for voluntary redundancy ahead of imposed changes to their severance packages later this year.
The Cabinet Office has published proposed changes to the 1972 Superannuation Act aimed at refo More...16 July 2010 09:24
The Government is expected to introduce legislation later today (15 July 2010) aimed at reforming redundancy payments for 500,000 civil servants, the BBC has reported . The coalition will continue its plans to force through a tough new More...15 July 2010 10:45
The recent case of De Belin v Eversheds Legal Services Ltd has thrown yet another curve ball into the sex discrimination arena. John de Belin, an associate solicitor at Eversheds, was made redundant in preference to his female colleague, Ms Reinholz More...14 July 2010 13:51
A Bill to cap Whitehall redundancy payouts at one year's pay will result in a bitter employee relations climate within the Civil Service, as well as plummeting staff morale, HR directors and employers' groups fear.
The new Bill intends to bring Whit More...08 July 2010 11:11
The government has announced it will introduce legislation to cap redundancy pay for civil servants at one year's pay, bringing the packages in line with best practice in the private sector.
The introduction of the Bill comes after the government t More...06 July 2010 11:53
A teacher in Northern Ireland has won £8,250 in damages after claiming she lost her job because of religious discrimination.
Julie Brudell lost her post at Ballykelly Primary School last year. Of the school's 15 teachers, 10 were Protestant and five More...06 July 2010 09:12
Government ministers are due to meet civil service unions to discuss changes to Whitehall redundancy packages. The meeting to discuss changes to the Civil Service Compensation Scheme (CSCS) comes after a High Court ruling found changes imposed by th More...05 July 2010 08:49
The pundits may be telling us the recession is past its worst, but redundancies are still having a huge impact. And there's more to making someone redundant than handing them a letter and waving them off. Here are our top 10 redundancy pitfalls.
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The UK Border Agency (UKBA) could slash up to a third of its 20,000-strong workforce, the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union has claimed.
The forecast comes after the agency revealed plans to cut 1,700 jobs this year. Announcing the cuts to More...11 June 2010 09:19
The High Court has reserved judgment in a legal dispute about the reduction of civil servants' redundancy packages.
The government and the Public and Commercial Service union (PCS) were in court today to hear a final ruling on the dispute and the More...09 June 2010 16:51
The government will return to the High Court today to seek clarification over a ruling that found changes to civil servants' redundancy payments were unlawful.
Last month, the High Court found the government's reductions to the Civil Service Compen More...09 June 2010 09:08
Bolton Council is to cut up to 500 jobs in an attempt to reduce its budget by £50m, the BBC has reported .
Executive members of the council voted in favour of the redundancies ahead of expected public sector spending cuts .
The council emp More...08 June 2010 09:06
The NHS in Scotland has predicted it could have to cut the equivalent of nearly 4,000 full-time jobs over the next year.
The Scottish health service has forecast the loss of 3,790 positions, including 1,053 administration service jobs and 1,523 nurs More...04 June 2010 09:13