Employee relations

The 10 most important employment law cases in 2019

We round up the most significant cases of the year including legal judgments on CCTV, restrictive covenants, enhancing shared parental leave, collective bargaining and more...

Worker reps would be part of Labour nationalisation move

9 Dec 2019

Labour will start re-nationalising water and energy companies within 100 days of taking office, shadow chancellor John McDonnell will announce...

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Northern Ireland health strike continues after pay offer rejected

6 Dec 2019

A fresh pay offer for health workers in Northern Ireland, who have been on strike for almost two weeks, has been rejected by unions.

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SWR begins 27-day strike over role of guards

2 Dec 2019

South Western Railway (SWR) workers today began a 27-day strike – thought to be the longest in the history of...

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University staff begin eight-day strike over pay and pensions

25 Nov 2019

Today (25 November) marks the start of an eight-day strike by lecturers and other university staff over pay and pensions....

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Zalando accused of misusing software to rank workers

22 Nov 2019

Online fashion retailer Zalando has been accused of using a performance management tool that ranks employees by how they evaluate...

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Union seeks pay rises for Capita’s O2 and Tesco Mobile staff

21 Nov 2019

Capita has been urged to increase pay for staff who work in its O2 and Tesco Mobile customer contact centres.

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Personnel Today Awards 2019: Great Western Railway on track with Managing Change Award

20 Nov 2019

Train operator Great Western Railway got the green signal from the Personnel Today Awards 2019 judges, bagging the Managing Change...

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Lloyd’s launches campaign against harassment

20 Nov 2019

Lloyd’s of London has launched an advertising campaign to encourage workers to speak up against unacceptable behaviour, after a survey...

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Royal Mail wins High Court injunction to halt postal strikes

13 Nov 2019

Royal Mail has won a High Court injunction to prevent postal workers from striking in the run-up to Christmas.
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Architects form union to tackle culture of poor workplace practice

11 Nov 2019

A union has been formed specifically to represent architects who, say its founders, work in an industry awash with poor workplace practice.

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Royal Mail seeks High Court injunction on Christmas strike action

8 Nov 2019

Royal Mail claims there were “potential irregularities” in the strike ballot.

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University staff to strike over pensions, pay and working conditions

6 Nov 2019

University lecturers and support staff at 60 universities are to strike for eight days in two separate disputes over pensions,...

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South Western Railway staff poised for 27-day strike

5 Nov 2019

Train drivers and guards for South Western Railway will stage a 27-day strike in December and January...

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Union denies postal strikes will disrupt election

5 Nov 2019

The Communication Workers Union has denied that its proposed December strikes are politically motivated and designed to disrupt the forthcoming...

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