Employee relations

Workers’ rights ‘watered down’ in Johnson’s Brexit deal

The issue of what happens to workers’ rights has become a central plank in the Brexit debate as MPs prepare...

BMA apologises after report exposes ‘old boys’ club’ culture

18 Oct 2019

The British Medical Association has apologised to members after an independent review found that female doctors felt “undervalued, ignored or...

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‘Thousands’ of Asda staff face dismissal if they don’t sign new contract

17 Oct 2019

Thousands of employees at Asda face dismissal next month if they refuse to sign a contract that will require them...

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Postal union votes for Christmas strike action

16 Oct 2019

Royal Mail union members have voted 97% in favour of a national postal strike in the run up to Christmas....

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Sir Brendan Barber: Why we need conflict

8 Oct 2019

Could fairness at work be the Trojan horse that brings individual conflict management back into the board room? Acas chair Sir Brendan Barber explains.

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Top 10 HR questions September 2019: The effect of a leap year on pay

1 Oct 2019

There will be an extra working day in 2020 for many employees, so does the leap year mean extra pay?...

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‘I know I’m not a bully, and I felt the need to say that’: an employee’s account of mediation

30 Sep 2019

An employee shares his experience of workplace mediation.

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Former Thomas Cook staff to take legal action

27 Sep 2019

MPs to investigate role of 'corporate greed' in company collapse; allegedly flawed redundancy procedures are cue for legal action

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Gig economy: Royal Mail’s eCourier drivers to strike over employment status

26 Sep 2019

Drivers and riders working for eCourier, a same-day delivery service owned by Royal Mail Group, have voted for strike action,...

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Labour spells out plans for four-day working week

23 Sep 2019

A future Labour government would reduce the average working week to 32 hours, shadow councillor John McDonnell has told delegates at the party's Brighton conference.

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TUC urges Labour to scrap ‘all anti-union’ laws

21 Sep 2019

Pressure is mounting on Labour from the unions to commit to repealing all anti-union legislation since the 1980s.

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

20 Sep 2019

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

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Tube workers to take industrial action over violence levels

13 Sep 2019

Transport for London workers on the District Line have voted overwhelmingly for industrial action in protest at the growing levels of violence from passengers.

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France faces tough battle over pension reform

13 Sep 2019

Paris has been crippled by public transport strikes today in response to moves by the French government to implement pension reform.

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NHS protest Brighton

No-deal Brexit could send NHS ‘toppling over the edge’

9 Sep 2019

A no-deal Brexit would send the NHS – “our nation's greatest institution” – into a state of chaos, health service union Unison has warned.

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