Trade union bosses are warning of a crippling strike by British Airways cabin crew workers just weeks before Christmas, the Sun has reported.
A memo seen by the paper revealed union leaders believe BA will "break agreements" on staffi More...04 September 2009 09:08
HR career development will take a back seat in the coming year as companies look to improve sales and customer service skills, a survey has claimed. A poll of 326 senior executives by professional services firm Deloitte, Managing talent in a turbule More...24 March 2009 12:26
Acas's new workplace problem-solving process, a less prescriptive approach to dealing with grievance and disciplinary cases, comes into force on 6 April 2009. But does it herald a more benign era in employment relations?
Update: This l More...10 March 2009 17:13
I joined Robert Gordon University 11 years ago, when it had a very poor industrial relations profile. Relationships with the trade unions were extremely negative, gave rise to a lot of conflict and confrontation and were really damaging in terms of how t More...10 March 2009 16:26
Unions are making calls for the government to push pension scheme fund managers to be more responsible with investment.
A statement signed by the TUC, MPs and some members of the pension industry demands clauses be written into investment principle More...19 January 2009 15:00
Employees could get more rights if European Works Councils become more widespread.
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Trade union power in Europe could be boosted by the European Commission's plans for European Works Councils. The commission has unveiled plans to overhaul laws on European Works Councils (EWCs), which could force many companies to renegotiate the a More...03 July 2008 10:21
Talks aimed at securing a revision of the Works Council Directive have collapsed before they even had a chance to begin.
Union umbrella body the ETUC refused to start discussions with employer representative Business Europe - because the parties cou More...15 April 2008 11:13
Concerns were raised this morning after the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) announced its intention to secure a rapid rewriting of the Works Council Directive.
David Yeandle, deputy director of employment policy at manufacturers' body the More...03 April 2008 11:06
Q What are works councils and how do they apply to me?
A The term "works council" applies to any body that represents the interests of employees, which an employer must inform and consult with on issues affecting their organisation.
Empl More...17 March 2008 10:00
The Information and Consultation of Employees Regulations 2004 provide a formal framework for consultation between employers and workers' representatives More...16 May 2007 13:22
Wal-Mart has been ordered to compensate a number of former employees in Canada, after it was ruled that the retail giant closed a store as a reprisal against unionised workers More...19 December 2005 12:34
Fisher was employed as a 'new business' manager by Hoopoe, and when it ceased trading, he and his colleagues faced redundancy. More...21 June 2005 00:00
Operations guidelines for the government's union modernisation fund have been published. More...26 May 2005 11:00
James Elwes looks at whether the benefits of setting up your own European works council outweigh the hassle More...24 May 2005 08:00
Follwing reports that head-offfice 'spies' are checking up on T-Mobile's store staff the communication workers union said it would send secret observers into stores to monitor the situation More...15 March 2005 08:00
Businesses should analyse their employee consultation systems, even if they believe they are compliant with forthcoming legislation, according to the deputy director general of the CBI.
On 6 April 2005, all companies with more than 50 staff will have More...24 November 2004 16:29
UK companies will soon have to set up works councils and consult employees before organisational changes are made – a tricky job for retailers when they have local, regional and national offices and divisions to take into consideration.
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