A long-running dispute about changes to firefighters' shifts will be referred to an advisory panel, it has emerged. South Yorkshire fire authority and the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) have agreed to union calls to use in-house mediators after both sides More...28 January 2010 09:17
British Airways (BA) and Unite union have agreed to hold talks over the next few days in an attempt to prevent strikes by the airline's cabin crew over their work conditions.
In December, Unite secured a ballot for strike action by 9:1 , but BA su More...06 January 2010 12:50
No matter what business you are in – managing staff brings with it challenges, problems and stresses. Even if you are a competent manager and an expert in your field – time-consuming and sometimes thorny staff management issues will interrupt your More...11 December 2009 16:41
Punch-ups and threatening behaviour top the list of reasons for disciplinary action following the staff Christmas party, according to a poll by the CIPD. One in 10 workers know of someone from their organisation who has either been disciplined or sac More...02 December 2009 10:56
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Six months since its implementation, the code will soon start to show its mettle in court.
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Firefighters in Lincolnshire have reached an agreement with their employers over plans to change working hours, averting any threat of industrial action.
Plans to sack 112 full-time fire officers before reinstating them on new contracts with differ More...28 October 2009 09:09
Royal Mail and the Communication Workers Union (CWU) have today resumed talks in an attempt to avert a second wave of postal strikes later this week. If an agreement cannot be reached during the talks, which are being held at the Trades Union Congres More...26 October 2009 15:02
Strike action at British Airways (BA) is likely, unless a compromise can be reached at a meeting on Monday, unions representing the airline's cabin crew have warned.
According to a report in the Times , a ballot for industrial action will be More...16 October 2009 08:59
Almost 200 women workers pursuing equal pay claims against their employer, Cumbria County Council, have accepted an offer to settle, the Cumberland News has reported .
Many more are expected to reject the deal and fight on at an employment t More...16 October 2009 08:43
Postal unions have warned that they may launch a 10-day rolling strike across the country, which could begin as early as next week.
Dave Ward, chief negotiator of the Communication Workers Union (CWU), will today offer to go into mediation with Roya More...12 October 2009 08:27
The RMT has called off a planned one-day strike on the Victoria line over changes to Underground train drivers' working patterns. Following a meeting with London Underground, the rail union has agreed that no drivers would be forced to work lon More...30 September 2009 09:26
An HR manager is among four senior staff members at a London school facing disciplinary action for allegedly stealing £1.6m through a bonus scam, the Evening Standard has revealed. Michelle Bishop, HR manager of Copland Community College in W More...30 September 2009 08:12
A KPMG director has been convicted of stealing £545,000 through expenses claims and could now be jailed. Andrew Wetherell submitted the claims over a five-year period to pay for five-star holidays, designer watches and cars. Wetherell was already More...26 August 2009 08:57
Workers on one of the main rail lines into London have today begun another two-day strike in a long-running dispute over pay and conditions , reports Reuters. Rail operator National Express East Anglia (NXEA) said it would run only a very limit More...13 August 2009 10:26
Thomas Cook travel agency staff in Dublin have been arrested for staging a sit-in to protest over the closure of branches, the BBC has reported.
Twenty staff were arrested this morning after refusing to leave the offices in Grafton Street, al More...04 August 2009 09:56
Pilot tests of judicial mediation - an alternative approach to settling employment disputes before reaching court - have been reported as 'very positive' in the Tribunals Service Annual Report and Accounts.
The pilots, carried out over a 12-mont More...17 July 2009 14:03
Conflict Management Plus Ltd the UK’smarket-leading dispute resolution provider, is changing. It is changing its name to CMP Resolutions emphasising the upside of a dispute not the conflict
It now offers acomprehensive and holistic range of More...16 July 2009 15:32
With job losses mounting, there’s every likelihood workplace disputes will escalate in the coming months. So it’s imperative that employers are fully aware of the law covering such issues. Scholars of modern history will have noted two recent anniver More...07 July 2009 00:00
Pinsent Masons partner Lisa Patmore points out that unofficial wildcat strikes can pose a serious risk to employees who be misled by the sight of support behind the scenes from shop stewards.
Wildcat strikes are continuing to More...24 June 2009 14:41