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
More than half of the UK's senior HR professionals are in teams in which nobody has experience of dealing with trade union action, according to new research.
In the YouGov poll of more than 300 HR managers, commissioned by HR consultancy C More...09 November 2010 15:59
The BBC will be hit by strike action next month after National Union of Journalists (NUJ) members voted to reject the corporation management's revised pension proposals.
Approximately 70% of NUJ members voted to reject what director general Mark Tho More...28 October 2010 17:17
Nearly two-thirds of private sector employers fear that industrial action by public sector workers - sparked by Government spending cuts - will have a detrimental impact on their business, research has revealed. In a survey of 500 UK business leaders More...19 October 2010 09:53
The Government has been accused of jumping the gun after suggesting yesterday that five trade unions had agreed to accept its latest offer on changes to the civil service redundancy scheme .
Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude announced that More...08 October 2010 10:01
Unite has announced it is taking BMI to the High Court in a continuing row over pay freezes.
The union, which has been at the centre of industrial action at British Airways, has accused BMI of breach of contract after failing to honour the final par More...20 September 2010 12:32
The TUC was today urged to set up a "high pay commission" to investigate pay levels across the whole economy and shadow the public sector pay review commissioned by the Government earlier this summer. In June, Prime Minister David Cameron asked econo More...15 September 2010 15:24
With the Government's Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) fast approaching and unions planning coordinated action in protest at planned cuts , public sector HR departments are set to be thrust into the limelight. Personnel Today's HR Austerit More...14 September 2010 12:26
Public sector employees are unlikely to get swept up by union calls for "civil disobedience" in response to spending cuts, but HR leaders need to step up their efforts to ensure relationships with staff are open and effective, according to Personnel More...14 September 2010 11:08
The GMB union has reacted angrily after Birmingham City Council wrote to staff telling them it was reviewing all their terms and conditions. The council's move, reported by Personnel Today last week , forms part of measures aimed at cutting costs by More...14 September 2010 09:37
The rules governing industrial action need to be overhauled because the balance of power has shifted too far in favour of trade unions, a think tank has warned.
A report launched by Policy Exchange ahead of this week's TUC Conference - which will More...13 September 2010 10:48
The Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union has vowed to continue fighting proposed changes to the civil service redundancy scheme despite MPs voting legislation through Parliament last night.
MPs voted the Superannuation Bill - which would More...09 September 2010 15:58
Chief executives and supervisors are "actively inspiring" employees despite the tough economic climate, while trade union representatives are considered "demotivating", new research shows. A global study of 1,400 workers in large firms - includ More...23 August 2010 00:01
Employers remain positive about the relationship with trade unions despite some testing times during the recession, research has revealed.
The 2010 IRS survey on working with trade unions, published exclusively on XpertHR, examines the industrial More...08 August 2010 10:00
Teachers in Bristol and South Gloucestershire have threatened to strike if education secretary Michael Gove decides to go ahead with Sats for 11-year-olds, Bristol's Evening Post has reported .
The National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) More...13 July 2010 10:23
A strike ballot against BT has been cancelled following legal concerns about the vote.
The Communication Workers Union (CWU) was forced to cancel its ballot of BT staff after it received legal advice stating there were "technical breaches" that coul More...06 July 2010 13:11
Government ministers are looking into curbing union strike powers to avoid a wave of industrial action against public sector cuts.
Ministers have held secret meetings to block nationwide strikes this autumn as departments enforce spending cuts of up More...05 July 2010 08:58
Unite union has offered to postpone its British Airways (BA) cabin crew strike ballot to allow the staff time to consider the airline's latest offer.
Unite was due to begin balloting cabin crew tomorrow unless an agreement was reached in the dispute More...28 June 2010 08:02
A 48-hour London Underground strike is under way after a High Court battle yesterday failed to secure an injunction stopping the walkout. Maintenance staff working for Tube Lines have gone on strike on the Piccadilly, Northern and Jubilee lines in a More...24 June 2010 08:16
British Airways (BA) chairman Willie Walsh has said the airline will fly 100% of its long-haul flights this summer, whether or not a third strike takes place.
Walsh said BA will not be grounded by the latest cabin crew strikes, and also hopes to fly More...22 June 2010 08:03