Court of Appeal to hear unlawful inducements case

An employer that was found to have breached trade union regulations by directly approaching workers with a pay deal and...

RMT union secures two-year pay deal with Network Rail

The RMT Union has won an above-inflation pay deal with Network Rail and has written to the track and infrastructure...

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Outsourced government workers strike over pay

Outsourced workers at two government departments are striking over low pay and changes to pay cycles which a union has...

British Steel collapse puts thousands of jobs at risk

British Steel is to go into administration, putting some 5,000 UK jobs at risk and endangering 20,000 roles in its...

MPs urge radical improvements in apprenticeships

MPs have strongly criticised the government’s apprenticeship programme, in particular its focus on higher level placements and failure to meet the needs of smaller employers.

Recruitment: how overconfidence can suppress social mobility

Confidence may be a welcome attribute in a job applicant but overconfidence, suggests new research, can drive inequalities, stifle social...

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Npower discriminated against autistic worker

A former Npower employee with autism has won a claim for indirect discrimination after the company failed to make adjustments...

MP seeks to rescue new mums’ redundancy protection plans

The government is accused of dragging its feet over protections for new mothers as a private member's bill is introduced in the House of Commons...

Missing gender pay gap data: 47 organisations named and shamed

Forty-seven organisations that have failed to report their latest gender pay gap deadlines have been named by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

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Amazon investors told to press for better working conditions

Investors have been urged to put pressure on Amazon to improve working conditions at its UK warehouses, following reports that...

Charity workers’ mental health at risk

Four out of five workers in the charity sector have suffered workplace stress in the past 12 months, and 42% felt their job was damaging their mental health.

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Introduce a social purpose to business and reap the career rewards

A programme that seeks to introduce the know-how and vision of business leaders with charities found that the businesses experienced gained as much as the charities in terms of recruitment, skills and development.

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How to use anti-discrimination policies more successfully

Workplace discrimination is not new, but attitudes to it are changing. What more can employers do to escape vicarious liability for discriminatory acts?

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