Tough restrictions on Eastern European migrants travelling to the UK have been renewed for another two years to prevent a surge in unemployment benefit claims during the recession.
Immigration minister Phil Woolas will today announce that former E More...08 April 2009 11:37
The Metropolitan Police HR director has rejected calls for black or Asian officers to oversee police recruitment to break the 'glass ceiling' for minorities. Speaking at the Metropolitan Police Authority (MPA) Race and Faith Inquiry in London today, More...06 April 2009 16:33
Migrant workers employed in the construction industry are twice as likely to die at work compared to their British counterparts, a report has found.
A freedom of information request to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) revealed that 12 migrant w More...01 April 2009 10:28
British workers are increasingly being forced to apply for 'hard to fill' jobs usually taken by migrant workers.
A research study out this week by research company Centre for Cities found that, in major cities, the recently unemployed were competi More...20 March 2009 10:20
Excluding certain construction jobs from the migrant worker shortage list of occupations could be 'dangerous' for the long-term prospects of the industry, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has warned.
Last week, the Migration Advis More...20 March 2009 08:11
Polish trade unions are campaigning for 'Polish jobs for Polish workers', since the credit crunch has led to a decline in jobs. Polish trade unions want to see stricter laws on the number of foreigners working in their country, as Poles who have li More...17 March 2009 11:29
A Polish worker's pay has been brought in line with nationally agreed pay levels, after it emerged the employee was being paid almost £4 an hour below the pre-agreed rate. Under a national agreement, commonly known as the 'blue book', the standard More...16 March 2009 09:59
Recruitment agencies have been caught operating an 'immigrants only' policy in one major city, a report out today has revealed. A study of migrant workers in Bristol and Hull by research organisation Centre for Cities found that in Hull, migrants a More...16 March 2009 09:05
Tighter immigration rules to crack down on the number of migrant workers may only produce 6,000 less applications to the UK, the government has admitted.
The new curbs on hiring migrant staff brought in last month include making sure highly skille More...12 March 2009 15:46
Firms eagerly awaiting the European Parliament decision on Britain's exemption to the Working Time Directive (WTD) have said that now is not the right time to reduce flexibility for staff, because of the economic climate. More than one in 10 British More...01 March 2009 00:00
Significant changes have been taking place to our immigration system, in particular with regard to the employment of foreign workers. From 27 November 2008, organisations wanting to employ people from outside the European Economic Area must successfully More...01 March 2009 00:00
HR news and analysis including:
HR directors slam government plans to force employers to advertise skilled jobs locally first;
experts recommend diverting high-potential staff via HR departments on their way to becoming CEOs and senior mana More...27 February 2009 16:36
New legislation to force employers to advertise skilled vacancies at Jobcentre Plus for two weeks before recruiting non-EU workers has caused outrage across the HR profession.
Leading HR directors have warned the move, expected to come into law on More...27 February 2009 09:46
The number of Eastern Europeans coming to the UK in search of work has fallen to 165,000 – the lowest level since 2004, when eight former communist states, including Poland, joined the EU. As the recession takes hold, the latest figures from th More...25 February 2009 11:45
Legal Q&Aagency workers Huw Cooke, associate, Burges Salmon With More...24 February 2009 11:09
Employers have been given just over one month's notice of new regulations that will require them to advertise skilled vacancies through JobCentre Plus, before seeking candidates from outside the EU. The government's change to migrant workers regulati More...24 February 2009 09:39
HR news and analysis including: HR experts have warned of damage to reputation and following redundancies at BMW failure by the government to rule out a public sector pay freeze may lead to worsening industrial relations, and a tribunal More...23 February 2009 09:02
In hard times it's tempting to batten down the hatches, but unions will not help UK jobs by trying to restrict the use of EU workers. More...12 February 2009 11:36
More than 100 new jobs for British workers have been created at the Lindsey Oil Refinery in Lincolnshire, ending the walkout at the plant over the use of foreign labour and halting the wildcat strikes that have spread across the UK's energy sector.
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Wildcat strikes in support of protests over the use of foreign labour show no sign of ending, despite the adverse weather conditions and warnings from the government that they are "counter-productive".
About 400 workers at Longannet power station i More...03 February 2009 11:05