Sunderland City Council is considering whether to appeal against an employment tribunal decision to award compensation to a section of its female employees that were not permitted the same bonus opportunities as their male counterparts. The bonus sch More...17 April 2009 08:00
Unions have warned they may not meet the deadline imposed by employers to negotiate this year's 0.5% pay deal for local government staff. Last week, the Local Government Association claimed the 0.5% pay offer for council staff would be withdrawn by More...16 April 2009 10:30
Talks between Visteon and unions have broken down after the car plant offered a "very poor" deal for redundant workers, the Unite union has said.
Hopes were high yesterday that the former workers at the plant, which used to be owned by car giant Fo More...16 April 2009 09:41
The Acas Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures will be ushered in by the new Employment Act in April 2009 . This will see the disastrous 2004 statutory dismissal and grievance procedures relegated to the role of guidelines, and mediation given a much higher profile - albeit informally.
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In the second of our two-part special looking at the new employment law which comes into force in April, we focus on one of the most significant changes: the repeal of the statutory dispute resolution procedures. More...03 April 2009 10:58
Angry workers who believe companies are not doing enough to support them during the recession could increasingly resort to staging protests on work premises and use agressive tactics to get their point across, employers have been warned.
Last week More...03 April 2009 09:49
The UK's opt-out of the Working Time Directive remains in place for now, after talks in Brussels broke up without agreement. The UK government successfully resisted pressure to accept the removal of the right to optout of the maximum 48-hour workin More...02 April 2009 09:23
A 'protest specialist' HR chief has landed a £100,000 contract to placate angry rioters expected at the G20 summit in London this week.
Jay Okè, the former HR director at a major City institution, was parachuted in by Downing Street More...01 April 2009 00:00
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We hear from Acas chairman Ed Sweeney about next month's introduction of a new disciplinary and greivance code of practice
A sacked executive is given permission to sue for unfair dismissal after allegi More...20 March 2009 17:33
The new Acas code of practice will not necessarily result in reduced employment tribunal claims. With just two weeks to go until the new Acas code of practice launches, chairman Ed Sweeney's mind - and diary - is firmly tied up with tal More...20 March 2009 17:11
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
UK firms are employing unscrupulous practices to push people out of the workplace and avoid redundancy costs, the GMB union has claimed. The union told Employers' Law that one major company is trying to force employees to sign away their redundancy More...09 March 2009 09:38
The angry scenes at the Mini plant in Cowley may have left BMW employees fretting about their livelihoods, but they also graphically highlighted the legal no-man's land occupied by agency workers when it comes to redundancy. Figures from the Recruitm More...04 March 2009 00:00
Q I have just heard that on the 6 April the statutory dispute resolution procedures will change. I may need to dismiss an employee towards the end of March or beginning of April. Would we have to put these procedures into effect or stick with the Employ More...25 February 2009 10:44
Pilots working for BMI will meet this week to decide whether to accept a temporary deal with their employer which, earlier this month, was accused of removing a pay increase from their bank accounts .
The British Airline Pilots' Association (B More...16 February 2009 11:09
More than 100 new jobs for British workers have been created at the Lindsey Oil Refinery in Lincolnshire, ending the walkout at the plant over the use of foreign labour and halting the wildcat strikes that have spread across the UK's energy sector.
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More than 100 new jobs for British workers could be created at the Lindsey Oil Refinery in Lincolnshire, bringing an end to the walkout at the plant over the use of foreign labour and the wildcat strikes that have spread across the UK's energy sect More...04 February 2009 17:35
Job losses continue to dominate the headlines as businesses scrabble to save money. But there are plenty of alternatives to redundancy which can both save you cash and ensure you hang on to your best staff through the tough times. Nick Martindale report More...03 February 2009 12:13
Wildcat strikes in support of protests over the use of foreign labour show no sign of ending, despite the adverse weather conditions and warnings from the government that they are "counter-productive".
About 400 workers at Longannet power station i More...03 February 2009 11:05
Workers at two nuclear plants have taken part in 'sympathy strikes' in support of protests over the use of foreign labour at Grangemouth oil refinery. The walk-outs at Sellafield and Heysham plants came as talks aimed at resolving the dispute More...02 February 2009 11:33