Climate emergency

Co-op Bank, unions and retailers join global climate emergency strike

Several companies are supporting employees in the UK who are participating in the Global Climate Strike protests taking place today.

Company to make single-use plastic a disciplinary offence

5 Sep 2019

A Sheffield-based company has announced plans to make it a disciplinary offence to bring single-use plastic into the office.

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Firefighter union calls for urgent recruitment drive

4 Sep 2019

The Fire Brigades Union is calling on the government to reverse a decade of severe cuts after analysis shows that...

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‘General strike’ proposed to support Greta Thunberg climate protests

1 Aug 2019

UK employers face a 30-minute “general strike” in support of the Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg, according to a motion...

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Climate change discrimination case settled out of court

16 Apr 2010

The landmark case which enabled an employee to claim his environmental views amounted to a philosophical belief and should be...

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Climate change ruling sends shivers through discrimination law

11 Nov 2009

The recent ruling that a belief in climate change could be within the scope of religious or belief discrimination regulations could have major implications. Jonathan Exten-Wright analyses the possible effects of the EAT's judgment.

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Climate change beliefs case is no cause for alarm, say experts

10 Nov 2009

Employment experts have urged the profession not to panic following a ruling that employees’ philosophical beliefs should be legally protected....

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Ex-employee can sue for unfair dismissal over climate change beliefs

3 Nov 2009

A senior manager who has alleged he was unfairly dismissed on the basis of his views on climate change can take...

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TUC calls on employers to protect staff from impacts of climate change

27 Apr 2009

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has called on employers to do more to protect their staff from the impacts of...

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