Employee relations

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South Western Railway staff strike in long-running guard dispute

Guards and train drivers for South Western Railway began a five-day strike today (18 June) – the latest walk-out in...

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Wahaca backtracks on charging waiters over unpaid bills

17 Jun 2019

Mexican-style street food chain Wahaca has altered its policy on making serving staff pay part of the bills of customers who leave without paying.

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Unlawful inducements decision overturned by Court of Appeal

13 Jun 2019

The Court of Appeal has overturned a key employment tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal decision on whether employers can offer...

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Are HR professionals lacking employee relations skills?

12 Jun 2019

As the CIPD’s Festival of Work starts in London, complete with speaker and breakout sessions galore on all the new...

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Junior doctors to vote on four-year pay deal

11 Jun 2019

Junior doctors are to be balloted on whether to accept a four-year deal which will mean annual pay uplifts of...

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US study finds men fearing contact with women at work

10 Jun 2019

Male managers may be restricting their work with female colleagues, according to US research.

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Mayfair club kitchen porters call for the Living Wage

6 Jun 2019

The Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB) has urged one of London’s most exclusive membership clubs to ensure its...

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Ford ‘to close Bridgend site’ by September 2020

6 Jun 2019

Ford will close its Bridgend manufacturing plant by September 2020 with the loss of 1,700 jobs, workers have been told....

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Ten key skills you need as an ER manager

3 Jun 2019

Employee relations is higher up on the agenda than ever as the world of work evolves. It’s a role that’s...

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Court of Appeal to hear unlawful inducements case

22 May 2019

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

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RMT union secures two-year pay deal with Network Rail

22 May 2019

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

22 May 2019

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

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Charity workers’ mental health at risk

20 May 2019

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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BT to allocate £50m shares to employees

17 May 2019

BT is to distribute £50m in shares each year to staff as it sets out to improve customer service, alter its workplace culture and improve workforce morale.

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Fast-fashion retailer Boohoo rejects union discussions

17 May 2019

Online fashion retailer Boohoo has refused to allow trade union representatives to discuss recognition for employees, The Guardian has reported....

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