Employee relations

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How should HR react to demands to manage out employees?

If employees aren’t working out, managers can be impatient to move them out of the organisation. How can HR strike...

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Acas updates its guidance to reflect gig economy developments

28 Feb 2017

Conciliation service Acas has issued new guidance to help employers understand gig economy working, on the back of the ongoing...

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Trade union balloting rules take effect on 1 March

17 Feb 2017

New Regulations confirm that the Trade Union Act 2016 rules on strike votes, picketing and union dues will take effect...

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Insecure work up 27% in five years says TUC

7 Feb 2017

The number of people working without guaranteed hours or baseline employment rights has grown by 660,000 (27%) over the past...

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Government review: “No conclusive evidence” that fees prevented tribunal claims

1 Feb 2017

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has published its review of the controversial introduction of employment tribunal fees.
It concluded that,...

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Acas and Government publish gender pay gap guide

30 Jan 2017

Acas and the Government Equalities Office have published guidance on how businesses can calculate and report their gender pay gap....

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Theresa May’s Brexit speech: what will it mean for employment?

18 Jan 2017

Following Theresa May’s speech laying out the UK’s objectives for its exit from the EU, we round up the reaction...

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50 MPs call for tougher strike laws to end Southern Rail “misery”

16 Jan 2017

Fifty Conservative MPs have demanded tougher strike laws be introduced to stop the “widespread misery” suffered by Southern Rail commuters...

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Argos drivers’ strike over holiday pay and overtime suspended

15 Dec 2016

Drivers who work for logistics firm Wincanton at Argos’s distribution centre near Burton upon Trent have called off strike action...

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Trade Union Act 2016: Draft rules on public service industrial action unveiled

7 Dec 2016

The Government has published draft rules defining which public services are deemed “important” to require a 40% strike vote to...

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2017 employment law changes: are you ready?

Employment law changes 2017: eight priorities for HR

7 Dec 2016

Significant employment law changes are anticipated for 2017, amid the ongoing uncertainty resulting from the Brexit referendum.
Large compliance projects...

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Thurrock Council collect their 2016 Employee Relations Award

Thurrock Council triumphs with 2016 Award for Employee Relations

22 Nov 2016

Thurrock Council – a unitary authority in Essex – beat, among others, Essex County Council this week to win the...

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Theresa May backs off plans for workers on boards

21 Nov 2016

Theresa May has backtracked on a pledge to include worker representatives on boards, announcing that this will not be a...

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Could electronic voting improve turnout in ballots for industrial action?

Electronic balloting for industrial action to be independently examined

4 Nov 2016

Sir Ken Knight, the former chief fire and rescue adviser, will lead an independent review of online voting for industrial...

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Women earn £8,500 less than men by their 50s

14 Oct 2016

Women earn less than men throughout their working lives and the gap is widest in their 50s when they earn...

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