Consultant editor Darren Newman looks back at the employment law position in 1979 when Margaret Thatcher came to power, and the legacy left by her Government on the workplace.
When I first began studying employment law, Margaret Thatcher was Prime M More...09 April 2013 11:58
Despite a fall in the number of days lost to industrial action, trade unions are finding alternative ways to exert pressure on employers. This is the chief finding of a new report from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), Mana More...02 November 2012 11:46
Members of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) will begin "action short of strike action" today, which will see them refusing to invigilate exams, undertake administrative work or cover for absent colleagues. Teachers who take part in the actio More...03 October 2012 13:36
Ever since it was announced in 2005 that London would be hosting the 2012 Olympics, trade unions have been gearing up to make demands on employers. Mainline train workers and Network Rail staff have already secured a £500 bonus for the extra work they a More...27 June 2012 12:34
The past few weeks have seen numerous news reports about the threat of strikes by transport workers, who have demanded bonuses in return for the possibility of working extra hours during the Olympics.
Recently, it was reported that Tube workers had More...05 April 2012 14:32
Employee support for public sector cuts has fallen but many still believe striking public workers will lose sympathy if they cause disruption, a report has found. According to research by the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD), More...24 November 2011 00:01
EXCLUSIVE The Unison ballot, in which members voted yes to a strike over public sector pensions, could be "fatally flawed", meaning that employers could put a stop to the planned "day of action" on 30 November. More...03 November 2011 15:58
Public sector unions have said that they are "firmly committed" to continuing preparations for a planned day of industrial action at the end of the month, despite a new offer from the Government on pensions.
The Government set out details of its new More...03 November 2011 09:13
The Government could put a stop to coordinated strike action in the public sector by encouraging employers to challenge the walkouts in court.
This is the claim of Stephen Blunt, partner at law firm Clyde & Co, who was quoted by Reute More...01 November 2011 16:58
Employment lawyers have warned organisations not to refuse parents the day off on Thursday 30 June, or subject them to disciplinary measures on their return, as many parents struggle to find childcare in the face of school closures.
Tomorrow, T More...29 June 2011 11:21
Public sector employers can prevent escalating strike action by communicating the benefits of being employed in the sector, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has claimed. The comments come as thousands of teachers and civil More...27 June 2011 16:38
Business secretary Vince Cable today warned that the Government would consider making changes to strike laws should the country be faced with widespread industrial action. Speaking at the GMB union's annual conference, Cable said that ther More...06 June 2011 12:48
On 12 May 2011, the Government announced a wide-ranging review of employment law covering a number of areas from the levels of compensation awarded by employment tribunals to the arcane workings of TUPE. The Chancellor of the Exchequer call More...20 May 2011 15:58
London commuters will face two separate weeks of disruption in May and June after tube drivers announced planned dates to strike over the sacking of two workers . The Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union announced that its members who work as Lond More...04 May 2011 16:53
Seven employers in 10 (71%) predict a rise in industrial action in the UK over the next year and one-third (33%) think that strikes in their own organisations are likely, according to data released today by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and More...05 April 2011 15:43
Laura Chamberlain asks if strike laws should be changed with the UK facing potential mass strikes. With up to 500,000 people having protested against spending cuts on 26 March and unions threatening coordinated strike action over pension r More...29 March 2011 12:11
Lord Hutton's report on public sector pensions, which recommends increased payments, working longer and a reduction in the value of existing pensions, threatens to "light the blue touch paper for industrial action" and may result in mass coordinated str More...10 March 2011 12:41
The Court of Appeal has made it more difficult for employers to stop strikes after its decision in RMT v Serco and combined cases in which it overturned injunctions against industrial action in cases involving the RMT and ASLEF . They More...07 March 2011 15:53
British Airways would be exploring new legal territory if it followed through with threats to sack cabin crew in any future strikes on the grounds that they were striking over the original issues for which the legal mandate had expired, according to law More...12 November 2010 16:43
British Airways (BA) today insisted that it expects Unite to ballot staff on the airline's latest offer to settle a long-running industrial dispute despite continued oppostion from the union's cabin crew division, Bassa. The company had asked Un More...10 November 2010 11:28