Civil service strike-breakers pretended to be answering machines to cope with a high volume of calls during Monday's industrial action, it has been claimed.
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) civil servants in Carlisle have alleged they were ord More...10 March 2010 08:31
British Airways (BA) is thought to have rejected proposals from the union Unite aimed at preventing a strike by cabin crew. Unite is said to have offered a two-year pay freeze and accepted the recruitment of new cabin crew on different pay and condit More...09 March 2010 08:45
Royal Mail has reached an agreement with the postal union, ending the threat of further strikes.
The postal service and the Communication Workers Union (CWU) reached the deal in the long-running row about pay and working practices which resulted in More...09 March 2010 08:30
Staff at King's College London have been balloted for strike action for the first time in the university's history in a dispute over possible job losses.
The University and College Union (UCU) said 205 posts at the college were at risk, while severa More...05 March 2010 09:53
Union leaders have hit out at US food company Kraft for moving with "indecent haste" to cut jobs at Cadbury after it was announced that up to 150 jobs were at risk as a result of the recent £12bn takeover.
The job cuts will mainly affect the head of More...05 March 2010 09:53
British Airways (BA) has lined up 1,000 volunteer staff to work as cabin crew to cover threatened strike action. The airline said it would also hire up to 23 fully crewed planes from another charter company to help keep flights going during a strike. More...04 March 2010 08:12
Legislation banning employers from blacklisting workers because of union membership or activities unexpectedly came into force yesterday (2 March).
Under the regulations - which were expected to be implemented in April - current and former trade u More...03 March 2010 16:38
Union leaders will meet with BBC director general Mark Thompson later over fears that up to 600 jobs could be lost.
The broadcaster announced yesterday that it would carry out a strategic review of the corporation.
Digital radio stations 6 Musi More...03 March 2010 10:04
As the general election approaches many in the world of HR will be wondering what it will mean for industrial and employee relations if Labour remains in power, if we have a new Conservative government, or even a Liberal Democrat-empowered hung parliame More...02 March 2010 14:16
National Gallery staff will resume their strike today, walking out for two hours in a dispute over low pay.
The gallery workers walked out yesterday for two hours forcing all but five of the gallery's 66 rooms to shut, the Guardian has reported . More...24 February 2010 08:59
Trade union Unite has warned British Airways (BA) that industrial action is still on the cards despite losing a High Court action against the airline .
Unite claimed changes to pay and staffing levels last year had been imposed by management an More...19 February 2010 12:42
British Airways (BA) has allegedly recruited up to 1,000 pilots to cover cabin crew if they go ahead with a strike next month, the Daily Mail has reported .
Some 12,000 cabin crew members are voting on whether to strike in a row over pay, jo More...19 February 2010 09:11
Managers at Milford Haven port have successfully secured a High Court injunction against a 48-hour strike by about 50 pilots and launch crew .
The strike was due to take place today (Thursday 18 February) and tomorrow in a protest over changes More...18 February 2010 08:39
Gaining from training
Trade union reps involved in collective bargaining have a right to paid time off to attend appropriate union courses. Consultative bodies under the Information and Consultation of Employees Regulations 2004 (ICE) and European W More...17 February 2010 00:01
Steel production at the Corus plant on Teeside will cease within a week, staff have been told.
Teesside Cast Products (TCP) blast furnace at Redcar, has been at risk since potential buyers withdrew from a 10-year contract. Mothballing will be More...16 February 2010 09:37
Virgin Trains' West Coast Main Line services could face further disruption in the spring as union leaders refuse to back down in a dispute about new working arrangements.
According to the Times , while leaders of the Transport Salaried Staffs As More...16 February 2010 08:36
In laymen's terms, blacklisting is the creation of a list describing individuals who are not welcome in an organisation. In an employment context, this is most often discussed in terms of listing on the grounds of trade union membership or activism. More...15 February 2010 15:31
British Airways (BA) has approached the staff it released last year to entice them back on temporary contracts in the event of strikes by cabin crew.
The findings were uncovered by the Times , and it is understood that former staff have bee More...10 February 2010 09:14
A Civil Service strike is looming after the Cabinet Office yesterday confirmed plans to overhaul its compensation scheme for workers made redundant.
The Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) is to start a strike ballot tomorrow of 270,000 membe More...03 February 2010 10:20
Coventry City Council’s 40 part-time youth workers are to walk out on 5 February, affecting 22 youth clubs. This will be the 11th time they have walked out in the current dispute, making it the longest-ever industrial action by youth workers in the U More...03 February 2010 09:41