Trade union wranglings over Royal Mail's latest offer in the postal dispute forced the cancellation of a Commons hearing with business secretary John Hutton today. Communication Workers Union bosses have yet to decide whether to approve the de More...17 October 2007 12:44
The long-running dispute between the Communications Workers Union (CWU) and the Royal Mail is close to an end as unions will today vote on whether to accept a deal over pay, pensions and modernisation.
A simple majority would be required to ap More...15 October 2007 10:27
News editor Mike Berry introduces the Personnel Today Friday Podcast. This week he is joined by deputy news editor Greg Pitcher, online news editor Gareth Vorster and online editor Rob Moss.
Topics up for discussion include the More...12 October 2007 16:33
Human Resources Disputes & Resolutions Price: £18.99 Publisher: Kogan Page Pages: 160 ISBN: 0749449632 What is the procedure if an employee calls in sick, but is later spotted in the park playing with his children? Employers may think th More...08 October 2007 15:05
Local government workers who are members of the Unite union have voted to accept a revised pay deal worth just under 2.5%.
The union confirmed that in a consultative ballot, 57% voted to accept the employers' offer, which had been increased f More...02 October 2007 10:00
Employers do not have effective procedures or training to prevent workplace disputes from escalating, research has revealed. A study commissioned by law firm Nabarro has found that nearly two-thirds of organisations do not educate staff on disp More...02 October 2007 09:56
Employment lawyers must not be allowed to "get their hands" on any new dispute resolution procedures, the departing head of Acas has warned. Rita Donaghy, who steps down as chair of the conciliation service this week after seven years in the role, More...01 October 2007 10:40
Are we returning to the bad old days of endless industrial disputes, walkouts and wildcat strikes? You may think so, given all the publicity the Prison Service strike has generated. It is a clear example of the power that can be exerted by unio More...10 September 2007 16:23
The Communication Workers Union (CWU) has agreed to extend talks with Royal Mail for a further five days to resolve a pay dispute with workers.
Talks were due to conclude yesterday (4 September ), but have now been extended until 9 September. More...05 September 2007 12:03
The Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers' Union (RMT) has called a halt to a three-day strike on the London Underground rail network, following marathon peace talks last night.
The industrial action involving 2,300 RMT workers was suspended after More...05 September 2007 09:53
A police petition to stop the Home Office "interfering" in the negotiation of police pay has more than 11,000 signatories to date.
The Police Federation of England and Wales set up the online petition to stop the Home Office from "undermining" More...28 August 2007 15:22
Members of broadcasting union Bectu at the Ritzy cinema in Brixton have voted to accept an improved pay offer from owners City Screen. It follows strike action taken over two separate days in May and June to protest against the low wages paid to s More...31 July 2007 00:00
The Times scored some points last week in its ongoing battle with the Daily Telegraph for Guru's breakfast-time attention. To coincide with the 30th anniversary of the Employment Appeal Tribunal, The Times printed a list of the most interesting emplo More...23 July 2007 00:00
Car manufacturer Vauxhall has insisted jobs are not at risk despite an investigation by the European Commission into an £8.5m government grant awarded to pay for staff training. The commission is probing whether the grant - given to Vauxh More...17 July 2007 00:00
Poor timekeeping, unauthorised absence and poor performance levels are rife in the average workplace, according to research by Personnel Today’s sister publication, Employment Review .
When HR practitioners were asked about the issues that frequent More...10 July 2007 00:00
Responses to the Gibbons Review from employer and worker groups have given an insight into how dispute resolution legislation might look in the future.
The consultation, which ended last month, asked whether the 2004 reg More...03 July 2007 11:44
HR practitioners have little confidence that government plans to repeal the statutory disputes resolution regulations will make life any easier, according to a survey by Personnel Today's sister publication, Employment Review .
Although the regul More...26 June 2007 00:00
HR practitioners predict a one in five chance that their organisation will be involved in a collective dispute with their workforce over the next 12 months, according to research by Personnel Today's sister publication, Employment Review.
The surv More...19 June 2007 00:00
Julian Yew looks at the statutory procedures governing disciplinary, dismissal and grievance issues, and some forthcoming changes. More...24 May 2007 09:00
EXCLUSIVE TUC leader Brendan Barber has insisted the employment tribunal system is "sensible", despite a massive rise in the number of claims reaching the courts. The latest figures from the Employment Tribunal Service show that 115,000 ca More...02 May 2007 10:28